Viterbi/Dornsife Machine Shop

The shop is here to provide machine work for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering and in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. We have a 6-man crew with over 100-years combined experience. You can expect us to be able to fabricate most any mechanical part desired out of most materials except glass.

The shop has both cnc mills and lathes and can assist in sourcing out work for machinery we don’t have or processes we don’t do. We also keep a basic supply of metals and plastics.

Our shop rate is only $25/hour. Please note that the hourly rate will be $30/hour effective July 1, 2019. Our preferred method of payment is by account number or internal requisition. Payment by personal check is possible, but only if the preferred methods are not available.

Location: basement of Kaprielian Hall, left as you exit the elevator

Business hours: 6:30-2:30 M-F

For more information please contact Don Wiggins, foreman at 213-740-6111 or

To see more images of the machine shop, visit our flickr album.

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