The two workshops housed within Crocker Nuclear Laboratory on the UC Davis campus were founded in the 1960s during construction of the facility and its 76-inch isochronous cyclotron. Over the years as work at the laboratory expanded into a diversity of fields, the shops expanded along with it.

Charged with the complex task of maintenance and repair of the cyclotron as well as designing and building equipment for a diverse array of research and technical programs conducted at CNL, the shops are staffed by some of the most skilled operators in the Sacramento region and are appointed with a complete and sophisticated selection of tools, instruments and software.

The two shops welcome design and fabrication orders from public and private entities both on and off the UC Davis campus.

2f9916dce7008c00e2e3423a2518a02d.jpgParts are designed and assembled on screen with 3D cad solid modeling, assuring proper fit and function before fabrication. Exploded views with details of parts and hardware aid in the assembly of the system. Complete design documentaion available.

d3588a01bb3106b40745f9208cb8e848.jpgUtilizing sohisticated cam software, the 3D solid models are translated into cnc machine code to efficiently produce precision parts on the cnc mill and lathe. This illustrated system integrates machined mechanical parts, electrical and electronics components, thermal components and pneumatics to accomplish a repetitive task.