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Machine Shop & Stockrooms

Physics Machine Shop

The Physics Machine Shop provides many services for all departments on campus, including:

  • A library of materials and parts suppliers
  • Arranging for off-campus services such as plating and specialized machining services
  • Design help with laboratory and research apparatus and repair of existing equipment
  • Complete designs, from sketches to final assembly by mechanical means (welding, brazing or soldering)
  • CNC (computer numerically controlled) mill and lathe, as well as EDM (electro-discharge machining), programmable from a separate workstation, allowing the shop to machine shapes which are not possible with conventional machining methods.

The shop also maintains and supervises the Physics Student Shop, which is equipped with one 2-axis CNC mill, four manual mills and four manual lathes, drill presses, sheet metal shear, bender, roller, and numerous punches. Anyone wishing to use the student shop needs to complete a shop course (see link below for instructions).

Varian Physics Stockroom

The Physics Stockroom (also known as the Physics Store) is a self-serve hardware and lab-supply store. It serves research groups in various science and engineering departments at Stanford. It is in the Varian Physics Building, near the loading dock. 

A sample of our product categories

  • Tools
  • Compression Fittings
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Valves
  • Vacuum Fittings
  • Adhesive Tapes
  • Tubing
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Fasteners
  • Electronics (Selected Components)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Liquid Helium
  • Liquid Nitrogen

Fisher Chemstores



Chemical Stores Fisher Stores, Lokey Building 168; 723-1278
Class Computer Support Canvas
Glassblowing Oliver Zavoda, OC 111; 510-724-8483 (home)
Receiving (packages) Lokey Building 168; 206-3215
Other Please visit Department Staff Directory for all other requests