Precision Instrument Machine Shop

two vacuum chambers

Pictured are examples of vacuum chambers built in the shop.

The College of Engineering's Precision Instrument Machine Shop is a full-service machine shop specializing in the custom design and fabrication of mechanical equipment for research and teaching.

We are able to design, machine, fabricate, repair or modify a wide variety of research and teaching apparatuses. We work closely with faculty, students and technicians to ensure that the final product fully meets all specifications.

Recently, we have added micro-machining capabilities to our shop, which allows us to machine extremely small and accurate features at a sub-millimeter scale.

Our services are available to all departments in the College of Engineering, as well as other colleges, academic departments and research centers at NC State University. Our services also are available to other universities and private-sector customers as our workload permits.

To your left, you will find navigational links to information about shop services, job submission and fees, staff and photo gallery.