For current hourly rates, please contact the department chairman.
When writing grant proposals, researchers are encouraged to request sufficient funds to cover the costs of any anticipated machine shop time. Any such work will then be charged to the grant. For College of Arts, Sciences and Education faculty without grant support, hourly shop charges will be entered in a ledger for bookkeeping and reporting purposes. Jobs from outside the College of Arts, Sciences and Education are also welcome.
When discussing a possible job for the shop, shop staff will make a rough initial estimate of how much time the job is expected to require and of the materials needed. If the requester gives the go-ahead, the job will be entered in the shop's queue. if needed, the estimate will be adjusted as the job progresses or is finished. When applicable, a requisition or inter-departmental transfer form needs to be completed and processed. A partially filled-out form including the shop account number is linked. We also request the users fill out the Machine Shop Job Request.