Machine Shop




Machine Shop

A full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom equipment for scientific research and teaching.







Contact us to initiate a project, discuss design or repair.

Map showing Chemistry and the Commons Building

Visit Us!


Chemistry and the Commons,  Room 126


Monday thru Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (by appointment only)

Machine Shop chemistry cell


The Chemistry and Biochemistry Instrument Makers are skilled at helping researchers to develop ideas into complete designs and ultimately into working instruments. Depending on the needs of the client, the Instrument Makers can produce simple sketches, mechanical drawings or AutoCAD drawings. They routinely design simple parts or entire systems. The Machine Shop provides a variety of services and materials including:

  • Precision machining of metals, plastics, and ceramics
  • The design and construction of scientific instruments
  • Project consultation
  • A small inventory of assorted hardware and raw materials
CSB Autoclave


Autoclaves are available for independent or assisted use for CBC department members only.  Users must be trained on the autoclave prior to independent usage.

Locations: CSB 355A, BSW 338, and BSW 252

Shop Publications

Use the Machine Shop RRID!

University of Arizona - CBC Machine Shop, RRID:SCR_023034

Contact Us:

Ed Autz

Instrument Maker