Welcome to the Engineering Research Machine Shop

The Engineering Research Machine Shop in JHE-115 offers a large range of services to the McMaster community.

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Full Machine Shop Services:

  • Repair and fabricate complex instruments
  • Perform standard machine shop functions (turning, milling, grinding and cutting material as well as CNC machining)


  • Electric stick welding (frames, strands, tables)
  • Tig welding (aluminum, stainless steel)
  • Vacuum welding
  • Gas welding (brazing, silver solder, soft solder)
  • Computerized orbital welding can be arranged in conjunction with the MNR

Formal mechanical drawings are not required. We can work from sketches and instruction from the customer. We also offer consultation on the design and construction of mechanical devices.

Our stores area offers a wide range of materials including: steel, aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and fasteners.