Machine Shop

SDL’s comprehensive, 6000 square foot machine shop is equipped with a two-ton bridge crane and provides computer numeric control (CNC) machine capability, computer-aided precision machining (CAM), new state-of-the-art 3-dimensional milling machines, and a crane-equipped indoor storage area. SDL carries a wide variety of materials in-house in order to meet immediate requests and tight schedules.

The SDL machine shop has two Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) that provide the ability to make precision measurements (<0.001") in three-dimensions of mechanical and optical assemblies. One CMM is located near the machine shop to allow critical dimensions of machined parts to be verified. The other CMM is housed in a class 100 cleanroom. It is used to do the initial positioning and alignment of optical components in mechanical structures. It can be used to measure the accumulation of tolerance errors (stackup errors) for systems as they are being built up.