Engineering | Engineering Technical Services

The machinists of the Engineering Technical Services’ Instrument and Prototype Machine Shop. Back row from left, Dave Mushier and Dennis Golabiewski. Front row from left, Dave Gillespie, Marty Johnson and Ben Schwatken.

The machinists of the Engineering Technical Services’ Instrument and Prototype Machine Shop. Back row from left, Dave Mushier and Dennis Golabiewski. Front row from left, Dave Gillespie, Marty Johnson and Ben Schwatken.

Just looking into a display case outside the door of the Engineering Technical Services’ Instrument and Prototype Machine Shop, you can gauge the variety and extent of the projects they take on. In fact, the five machinists currently working there have completed more than 3,000 separate work orders – and that’s only since they started keeping track four years ago.

From big jobs like a groundwater testing device to small ones like components for microchips, the machine shop supports the students and professors of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, constructing custom parts, rigs and devices that aid in research.

Read more: http://researchmatters.asu.edu/stories/forging-gears-research-1868