CSE Shop

Panorama of the CSE shop

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Shop has a fully staffed 9,000 square foot facility to support the University’s Mission. We provide consultation, machining, welding, assembly, light fabrication and inspection services to any department within the University. If you have a project you would like to discuss, please set up an appointment.


"The CSE Shop has been extremely helpful to all my students during the entire design phase and have produced fantastic machining. The shop staff have been very patient with us moving through the design phase as well. So I sincerely appreciate all your help! My students will see you for other designs as well."
- Assistant Professor, ME

"I just want to let you know how much I value your advice and expertise as well as that of the entire CSE Shop. You and your team have always been so helpful, knowledgeable, organized and easy to work with. We are very lucky to have you in CSE!"
- Teaching Professor, CEMS

"The fin can worked perfectly! The fins were so straight that the rocket didn't seem to spin at all. In past years, we've never been able to get the fins straight enough to keep the rocket from spinning on the way up. Thank you very much for your help in making this year a resounding success!"
- President of the UMN Rocket Team

"The barriers that the CSE Shop fabricated are just wonderful! The barriers have held up very well across multiple experiments we've conducted. I can't thank them enough for making our lives so much easier!"
- Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

The CSE Shop is staffed by professional machinists. Students are not able to use the equipment in the shop. For hands-on student use of machine and other tools, check out the Anderson Student Innovation Labs.