Located in Shelby Hall, the A&S Glassblowing Shop provides design, construction, and repair services for researchers at The University of Alabama. The shop is managed by Rick Smith, a laboratory glassblower with more than 45 years of experience.
The A&S Instrument Shop builds, modifies and repairs scientific instruments that are used in the sciences.
- Custom design: Consult with and advise faculty and other researchers on instrumentation design and construction
- CAD/CAM: We use the CAD program SolidWorks and the Master CAM program to integrate designed parts into 3-axis milling.
- Milling machines: Currently have a CNC Haas VF5 Mill, CNC Super Mini Mill 2, (3) Bridgeport Mills, (2) drill presses, and (1) tapping machine
- Engine lathes: CNC Haas TL3 turning lathe, (2) Monarch lathes and a Romi metric lathe.
- Shearing, brake, rolling, sand blaster machine and marvel horizontal saw
- Welding: Ultra high vacuum, TIG, MIG, oxygen-acetylene, brazing
- Stock materials: We stock stainless steel, aluminum, oxygen free copper, brass and many other specialty metals and plastics.
- Water jet and some wood cutting machines
- David Key, Chief Mechanician, 121 Gallalee Hall, (205) 348-3778, email@example.com
- Joe Howell, Mechanician, 121 Gallalee Hall, (205) 348-3778, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Perrigin, Mechanician, 121 Gallalee Hall, (205) 348-3778, email@example.com
The A&S Electronic Shop provides builds, modifies, and repairs electronic components used by researchers in the sciences.
- Consulting with researchers on equipment needs and specifications
- Designing, building, and modifying custom components
- Troubleshooting and repairing inoperable equipment
The shop is located in 134 Gallalee Hall with a satellite in Shelby Hall.