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CBC Machine Shop


Overview of Services


A full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom equipment for scientific research and teaching.

The Machine Shop provides a variety of services and materials including:

  • Precision machining of metals, plastics, and ceramics
  • The design and construction of scientific instruments
  • Project consultation
  • Welding, High vacuum welding, brazing and soldering
  • A small inventory of assorted hardware and raw materials

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Instrument Makers are skilled at helping researchers to develop ideas into complete designs and ultimately into working instruments. Depending on the needs of the client, the Instrument Makers can produce simple sketches, mechanical drawings or AutoCAD drawings. They routinely design simple parts or entire systems.

Virtual Tour of the Machine Shop


Ed Autz | Instrument Maker | 520-621-2860


Brooke Beam Massani, Ph.D. | Director of Research Support Services | 520-621-3395

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Mon. thru Fri. 

9 am - 5 pm               

Chemistry and the Commons, Room 126

1306 E. University Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85721

Links and Resources

  1. CBC Machine Shop
  2. CBC Research Support Services
  3. Acknowledging the RSS Units
  4. Chemistry and Biochemistry


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ed Autz
Instrument Maker
Chemistry and the Commons Room 126
Nancy Louks
Business Manager

Virginia Olivas
Accounting Assistant II