MFC Services

In addition to the actual machining and tooling services, the MFC offers support for proposals, design, and consultation. More information about who to contact for services the MFC provides is available on the Contact Information page.


Our experience allows us to accurately assist in estimating:

  • Labor cost and availability
  • Material cost
  • Turnaround time


The expertise of the MFC personnel makes it possible to:

  • Recommend procedures for optimum use of shop capabilities and selection of materials
  • Recommend alternative designs to reduce cost
  • Check drawings for clarification prior to beginning work


Because we want to ensure the Institute staff understands our function and mission, we will:

  • Send a representative to the various divisions to explain shop procedures and capabilities and to answer questions
  • Provide on-site consultation when necessary
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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.