Mechanical Workshop

We provide manufacturing and technical support for Projects across all the Physics Sub-departments, other Departments within the University and external collaborators.

About us

Our workshops, located within Physics, work closely together coordinated by our two Workshop Supervisors to ensure we meet the standards and deadlines that we commit to.

Currently, there are 13 technicians on-site with extensive knowledge and experience in manufacture, assembly and commissioning.

The scope and depth of our facilities allow the Department to produce a wide range of components, from precision parts to large fabricated assemblies, many of which operate in hostile environments, cryogenic temperatures and high vacuum.

Our Services

We are committed to delivering a high-quality service to all our costumers, including:

  • Technical advice on design and material selection
  • CAD/CAM design
  • Quotation
  • One off or high volumes
  • Small machining items to large complex design and manufacture project
  • High-level precision, detail and accuracy
  • Work from pencil sketches and CAD drawings
  • Local and international deliveries

Manufacturing Facilities

As well as a comprehensive range of conventional workshop machines we also have:

  • 2 Axis CNC Lathes
  • 4 Axis CNC Wire Eroder
  • 3 Axis CNC Spark Eroder
  • 3, 4 and 5 Axis CNC Milling Machines
  • 3 and 4 Axis CNC Mill/Turn Machines
  • CNC Brake-press
  • CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • Cryogenic measurement facility
  • Plastic Injection Moulding Machine
  • Autoclave
  • Full off-line programming capabilities for all CNC machines


We work with a large variety of materials, including but not limited to:
* Aluminium * Stainless steel * Copper * Carbon fibre *
* Plastics * Ceramics * Steels * Titanium * Exotic metals *