Machine Shop - Research

UC Irvine Research Machine Shop 
The Research Machine Shop, managed by the School of Physical Sciences, is located in a newly renovated 5,000 sq. ft. high bay space and provides quality machined parts and welding services to faculty, students, and staff.

The Research Machine Shop commonly works with the following materials:

  • aluminum
  • brass
  • composite materials
  • copper
  • molybdenum
  • nickel alloys
  • plastics
  • stainless steel
  • titanium
  • tool steel
  • tungsten
  • wood

Staff in the shop regularly assist researchers to design research instrumentation. The FeatureCam/Gibbs technology enables shop staff to use CAD programs to run machines for fabricating parts. The shop also operates a fully stocked tool crib that sells materials and hardware.

The Research Machine Shop is located at B012 Reines Hall.

Map to machine shop

We accept business from any University of California campus.

Hours of Operation 
Monday - Friday: 6:00am to 3:00pm

Contact Information

Mark Steinborn, Manager 
B012 Reines Hall, Irvine CA 92697 
(949) 824-6445

Shane Embleton, Machinist 
B012 Reines Hall, Irvine CA 92697 
(949) 824-6445