Illinois Tech's Robert B. Kyts Design Studio and Machine Shop is a nationally known prototyping and machining provider for small-quantity custom projects. We specialize in model building, wind tunnel modeling, one-of-a-kind prototypes, and custom projects.

Robert B. Kyts Design Studio and Machine Shop


Located in Chicago, we ship to anywhere in the United States.


$75 per-hour rate, plus material cost and shipping. An additional, separate rate of $85 per-hour will be charged for CNC programming time.

Small Quantities

No minimum production, no large runs to stall your delivery date.

Design Assistance

Our staff offers guidance in material selection to fit your budget and provides personalized assistance, whether you have a complex CAD design or need help designing a conceptual product.

Animation and 3-D Images

In addition to physical prototypes, we offer professional three-dimensional animations and images to give your ideas presence online, in print, and in presentations.

Flexible Delivery Schedule

Our full-time technicians will ensure your final product and/or image files are completed on time and delivered when you need them.