Jody Nielson, engineer technician with Dugway Proving Ground's Metal Shop, stands beside a computerized laser cutter used for cutting acrylic sheets. It cuts to exacting dimensions, and the pieces require no smoothing or final finishing.
The laser cutter saves a lot of labor, time and expense.
Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Jody Nielson, engineer technician with Dugway Proving Ground's Metal Shop, stands beside a computerized laser cutter used for cutting acrylic sheets. It cuts to exacting dimensions, and the pieces require no smoothing or final finishing.
The laser cutter saves a lot of labor, time and expense.
Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel)
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Sam Hill, Supervisor of the Metal Shop, holds a Secondary Containment Box his shop crafted largely from acrylic. A computerized laser cutter made each panel so perfectly that smoothing or final fitting were not necessary. The box will contain a sensor to count the number and size of chemical vapor droplets passing through -- important data when you're testing chemical agent detectors.
Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sam Hill, Supervisor of the Metal Shop, holds a Secondary Containment Box his shop crafted largely from acrylic. A computerized laser cutter made each panel so perfectly that smoothing or final fitting were not necessary. The box will contain a sensor to count the number and size of chemical vapor droplets passing through -- important data when you're testing chemical agent detectors.
Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel)
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The Dugway Metal Shop recently completed the manufacture of 15 acrylic boxes containing a sensor that will count the number and size of chemical agent droplets in a new test fixture.

Seven acrylic boxes will each be connected to the Liquid Aerosol Detector Fixture (LADF) by a clear tube to a central manifold dispensing the agent. The LADF is undergoing testing with the boxes to ensure it functions as required before detectors are tested.

The boxes will provide a sealed pathway for the droplets to follow from the droplet generator to a carbon filter, where they end their journey. Data will be analyzed to determine how well the LADF controls the droplets it distributes.