Instrument Shop

The Instrument Shop offers a broad range of equipment and in-depth knowledge for prototyping inventions. It allows IV Lab to develop ideas quickly from concept, to manufacture and testing. The Shop provides a flexible and nimble environment for IV Lab to continually improve our projects.

Our Instrument Maker team has over 100 years combined experience, and are named on numerous patents. They have experience in a diverse range of projects from the CERN Super Collider in Switzerland to the tunnel boring machines for the Chunnel between England and France. The team has also helped design and build surgical instruments, medical devices, as well as a diverse range of other inventions.

The team’s design and project management experience includes:

  • Aircraft
  • Astronomy
  • Collider
  • Cut-Aways for Modernist Cuisine
  • Medical Devices
  • Naval
  • Nuclear
    • Oceanography
    • Physics
    • Tunnel Digging
    • Ultrasonic
    • Volcanic Vents
    • Water Systems


A great deal of time is invested in selecting the broadest range of high quality equipment for our Instrument Shop. Our ever-expanding list of capabilities includes:

  • 3D Printing
  • Electrical Discharge Machining
  • CNC Lathes
  • Laser Cutting
  • Multi-Axis Milling
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Welding


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