Machine Shop

The SOM Machine Shop Core is the premiere milling and machining facility at the University of Utah, providing unparalleled service to the School of Medicine and the broader University community. The Machine Shop Core is equipped with a full complement of lathes, drills, vertical mills, knee mills, welders, grinders, and C-N-C machinery capable of repairing existing devices and of making new products from scratch. The experienced machinists will consult to assist with the design process for products ranging from precise surgical instruments to large-scale biomechanical testing equipment. The Machine Shop is capable of fabricating and repairing devices and parts out of carbon-steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, and plastics as well as other materials depending on the requirements of design specifications. Located in Research Park, the Machine Shop is a convenient fabrication resource for the University of Utah.

We are, by far, the shop with the fastest turn around. Also, you can come in with just an idea, or part of an idea, and leave with the satisfaction of having something designed and built that can do the job.

We can help you with all of your research or clinical equipment development or repair work:

  • Surgical tool developing modification or repair
  • Research equipment development repair and modification
  • Microscope development modification & repair including various adapters
  • Animal research equipment & devices
  • Designing and drawing
  • Cutting and welding
  • Machining or any type of fabrication in metal, wood, or plastic

Let us save you money be repairing or modifying existing equipment or tailor them to your exact needs, build new ideas from the ground up, even build patent prototypes, from the ground up. From concept, to design, to prototype, to product, start to finish all in this facility.

Shop Services:

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CNC Milling and Lathe

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General Equipment Repair

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Acrylic Laser Cutting and Stainless Steel Engraving Services

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Metal Fabrication and Welding

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Microscope parts

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Plastics Fabrication

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Reverse Engineering

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Surgical Specialty Repair, Modifications and Replications

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm

Location

School of Medicine Machine Shop
729 Arapeen Drive  Room 1520
Salt Lake City Utah  84108-1218

Staff

Shawn Colby, Director
801-581-3180, 801-581-3218
shawn.colby@utah.edu

Josh Tenny, Machinist
801-581-3180, 801-581-3218
josh.tenny@cores.utah.edu