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College of Arts and Sciences Technical Services
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Instrument Shop

The Technical Services Instrument Shop is a well equipped machine shop and a team of experienced technicians providing you with custom solutions to your research and instructional equipment needs. Our expertise comes from over fifty years of serving the research community at WSU Pullman and the branch campuses at WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Vancouver and WSU Spokane. We have the combined abilities to design and fabricate, modify, or repair a wide variety of scientific apparatus. We work closely with faculty, students, and research personnel providing design assistance and timely production of high quality apparatus tailored to your exact specifications.


3-D Printing

We can quickly provide fully functional, 3-dimensional parts in durable ABS plastics on our Stratasys 1200ES printer.  This large build capacity printer gives us the ability to print 3-D models as large as 10″x10″x12″ in size. Bring your .stl or CAD files for us to process, or we can design and build parts for you.


Production Capabilities

  • Precision cutting, milling, turning and grinding a wide variety of materials including exotics such as metal-ceramic composites and high-temperature alloys.
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • TIG, MIG, and wire-feed welding of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and plastics.
  • Plasma cutting
  • Four-axis CNC milling (20″ X 40″ capacity)
  • CNC turning (10″ diameter X 120″ capacity)
  • Heat treatment
  • Plastics fabrication
  • Ultra-sonic cleaning
  • Electropolishing

We have the capabilities and experience to manufacture and test ultra-high-vacuum chambers and ancillary equipment.

Examples of Equipment Designed Fabricated and Repaired

  • Complex stainless steel vacuum chambers and components (skimmers, motion and electrical feed-throughs, flanges, etc.)
  • Precision optics mounting components and breadboards
  • Food testing and processing devices
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Teaching demonstration apparatus
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems and controls
  • Workbenches, instrument covers and special lab furniture
  • Electronics panels
  • Animal enclosures/mazes
  • Shipping crates
  • Instrument cases
  • Surgical devices
  • Engraved plaques and signs

We sell hardware materials such as metals, plastics, tubing, tube
and pipe fittings, o-rings, and fasteners for your convenience.

Contact Our Team:

Dave Savage, Supervisor
(509) 335-1196

Nathan Smith
Grant Stormo
Scott Penton