Sandia’s Machine Shop services the Labs and a few other weapons sites such as Kansas City National Security Campus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

This is the Labs’ only machine shop servicing the Labs since the New Mexico shop closed in 2009. The majority of employees are technologists and machinists working with metals, aluminum, various stainless steels, tungsten, plastics, and composites. Parts are designed by engineers as 3D CAD models, then machinists plan, setup, and program the machines to make the parts.