A full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom equipment for scientific research and teaching.
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
- Welding, High vacuum welding, brazing and soldering
- A small inventory of assorted hardware and raw materials
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 offers a CBC Machine Shop Practices and Safety workshop each summer. Course work includes twenty-four hours of formal class instruction and demonstrated machining proficiency on several projects. The Student Machine Shop is available 24/7 to qualified Chemistry and Biochemistry students and researchers who have completed the summer workshop. The Student Shop is equipped with a knee mill, lathe, band saw, drill press and pedestal grinder. Instruction and project consultation is available from the shop personnel.