Mechanical Workshop

The Mechanical Workshop designs and manufactures parts customized for researchers’ unique scientific questions, freeing their creativity from commercial limitations.

Using specialized 3D CAD model-based machine tooling, our mechanical engineers work closely with investigators to support, advise, and collaborate on developing commercially unavailable equipment and customizing existing tools for use in novel research methods. This partnership ensures the technological needs of each lab are met.

The Mechanical Workshop’s unique expertise and state-of-the-art equipment are sought out not only by labs within the institute but also by other academic and research facilities around the world.



  • Design, development, and manufacturing of scientific equipment
  • Customization and modification of scientific equipment
  • Diagnostics and repair of scientific equipment



  • 5-axis high-speed CNC milling machine
  • 3+2-axis high-speed CNC milling machine
  • Wire EDM
  • SLA 3D Printer
  • Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) 3D Printer
  • Laser Cutter



Nicole Daniel
Head of the Mechanical Workshop
Phone: (561) 972-9189