Machine Shop

The Department of Chemistry offers a full-service fabrication Machine Shop on the second floor of the GeoChem building. The facility's two full-time machinists—with a combined industrial and academic experience of more than 60 years—fabricate specialized tools and equipment that support the department's cutting-edge chemistry research. Utilizing the latest in computer-aided design and precision manufacturing, staff work side-by-side with faculty and students to develop prototypes and custom-made parts. In addition to the fabrication of new equipment, the machine shop repairs and maintains scientific research equipment.

Please complete the Scope of Work document and submit all work order requests through Machine Shop mailbox.

Machine Shop Computerized_resized_400pxwide.jpg Lathe in the Machine Shop



1 Birmingham 4-axis CNC bed mill
2 Bridgeport 42" 2-axis knee mills
1 Acra 55" 2-axis knee mill


1 Clausing 17" swing
1 Clark 14" swing
1 Hendey 13" swing
1 Clausing 11" swing


1 Okamoto surface grinder


1 Doall cutoff saw
1 Doall 13" bandsaw


1 Deltra drill press


1 Heliwelder 251 Tig welder 
1 Millermatic 212 Mig welder
1 Acetylene torch for brazing 


Contact Information

Location: GeoChem Building, Room 213
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm (Summer: 7:30am - 3:30pm)
Phone: 401-863-3542 (On-Campus: 3-3542)
Machinists: Kenneth Talbot
                     Randy Goulet

Page Updated June 2019