We can accommodate both large and small projects, ranging from DNA gel box construction to repairing a cougar trap. In addition, we are able to collaborate inter-departmentally to assist with your project. A full time technician is on hand to assist you with your project needs.
- Case Study: Styracosaurus skull display (2009)
This display was created to house a fiberglass skull of the Styracosaurus. One of the challenges was having the skull accessible to researchers when not on display. The solution was to construct a removable side panel that allows the skull to be removed for use by researchers as required.
Displays can be created in a range of sizes for housing a variety of specimens, and descriptive inserts and signage can also be designed to accompany the display.
- Modified Equipment
- Case study: Microscope viewing station (2008)
The limitation with this viewing station was a lack of secure storage space for wiring and technical hardware. The solution was to fabricate a locked storage drawer beneath the table top. Since this modification was developed, these viewing stations have become standard throughout the Biological Sciences Department.
- Custom Experimentation Equipment
- Hag fish experimentation (2015, ongoing)
Graduate Student research (Supervisor: Dr. Greg Goss[PD1] )
Custom fabricated chambers and containers
- Aquaponics Structure (2013)
Dr. Andrew Keddie[PD2]
Custom fabricated tanks and cart (allowing the unit to be mobile and easily cleaned)
- Interdepartmental Collaboration
- Arial ultraviolet camera for honey bee research (2014)
This Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) was assembled and customized by the Fabrication Shop. It was a collaboration with the Department of Renewable Resources, creating a structure to house an ultraviolet camera for honey bee research[PD3] .
We have collaborated on projects across campus, including with the Faculty of Medicine and the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Renewable Resources.
The fabrication shop provides a solution for those with research equipment and display requirements, while remaining cost effective, and saving time compared to working with multiple different trades or suppliers.