The metal and woodworking shops are equipped with a wide range of machine tools (lathes, milling, reaming and grinding machines) and of welding equipment. Most of the units are provided with digital reading and four of them are numerically controlled.
They are operated by skilled personnel to manufacture high-precision wind tunnel models and new test section and rigs needed by the VKI departments. A new lathe and a large vertical table saw were recently added to the existing equipment. A "high-precision mechanics" section was developed over the last years and its competence is used for construction of dedicated instrumentation (fast response and miniature probes, heat flux and temperature gauges, etc...) and for non conventional components and assemblies.