Note: The CME Shop's machining, welding and fabrication services has just moved to its new, permanent location in the basement of the South Academic Building. The room number is B-53, found at the North-East corner of the building on the basement level.
What services does the CME Shop provide?
- Machining, Welding, Fabrication
- Instrumentation, Electronics
- Aides in the design of new experiments
- Constructs equipment for those experiments
- Repairs existing laboratory equipment
- Modifies existing laboratory equipment
Who does the shop serve?
- Researchers, faculty and graduate students in all departments at the University of Alberta
What do CME Shop technicians require to create specialized equipment?
Any one of the following:
- Computer Assisted Design (CAD) drawings
- Hand-drawn sketches
- Verbal description of required equipment
- Schematics - Electrical drawings
- Block diagrams
What specialists are employed in the CME Shop?
- Journeyman machinists
- Journeyman welders
- Journeyman carpenters
- Electronics Engineering Technologists
What’s the process for starting on your project?
- The client fills out an online submission form
- A CME Shop technician conducts an interview regarding your equipment needs:
Some sample questions –
Can your materials be described as hot? Toxic? Abrasive?
Is this a vessel designed for an oven?
Will the equipment be submerged in a liquid? If yes, what kind of liquid?
Is data acquisition and/or control needed?
- The Shop technicians may need to visit the lab where the equipment is required to finalize details
- Construction of the equipment
- Set up in the lab if needed
Who do I contact for any additional questions?
For machining, welding or fabrication inquiries, please call 780-492-3393 or email: email@example.com
For instrumentation or electronics inquiries, please call 587-985-3253 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org