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Research Shop

on-campus core facility  |   professional instrument design and fabrication  |  graduate student machine shop training

Engineering & Production

Located in the Technological Institute, the Research Shop consists of three unites for providing services to the Research community:

The Design & Engineering Shop provides professional design and engineering services including student design and engineering advice (no fee), engineering design consulting (fee-based), and fabrication drawings (fee-based).

The Professional Shop is a fully-equipped machine shop where professional machinists fabricate components and instruments on a fee basis. Outsourcing to external vendors for nearly all industrial fabrication processes is available

The Student Shop is a maker space where users can receive machine and tools training, and build their own projects. Professional fabrication advice is available during business hours. Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provided safety requirements are met. Trained safety monitors are present during some of these hours, and accompaniment by a trained buddy is required during others. Classes in machine shop tools usage and shop safety are offered at no cost.

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Available Equipment & Services

Design & Engineering Shop
Professional Shop
Student Shop


All users of the Student Shop are required to take a training course. Contact Salomon Rodriguez for course details and scheduling.


Northwestern Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il, 60208
Ground Floor, N Wing, NG-46


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