Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory, located in Washington, D.C., maintains a modern machine shop with state-of-the-art CNC capabilities. This includes a Cincinnati Milacron 12 tool CNC lathe, a Tormach 15L Slant-PRO CNC Lathe, a Matsura ES-550V CNC mill with 30 tool holder, an Okamoto 820 surface grinder, and a new AgieCharmilles CUT 200 Sp wire cut EDM machine with a DRILL 20 starting hole machine. Work orders may be submitted by BBR staff through the internal website reservation system.

Primary staff:

  • Victor Lugo is the Geophysical Laboratory Shop Foreman. He earned his skills as an Instrument Maker at a three-year machinist program in Mexico City. Victor started working in production for a pharmaceutical facility and gained experience working for an aerospace contractor. He manages activities in the shop and supports the high pressure lab, operating and producing scientific instruments.
  • Seth Wagner is a Machinist and Instrument Maker at the Geophysical Laboratory. He is working with Vic Lugo to learn technical skills such as basic industrial math, material handling safety, interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances and symbology. Seth also has experience in machining and metal working skills including identification of metals, layout, drilling, classification of fasteners and fundamental metal cutting.
  • Tyler Bartholomew is an Instrument Maker in the Geophysical Laboratory's machine shop. He is part of a three-person team supporting state-of-the-art science of 14 scientific staff members and their research groups to help design, create, and modify in-house design instrumentation/equipment. Tyler is a third generation machinist and has been at the Broad Branch Road campus since 2010, previously working as a machinist for our sister department, DTM.

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