Instrument Shop Module

Director: James Weiland, PhD
Staffed by: Scott Szalay, Instrument Maker
Email: szalay@umich.edu
Phone: 734-936-7662
Fax: 734-936-3815

The instrument shop at the Kellogg Eye Center is unique. From design engineering to specialized machining, the shop transforms concepts into reality.

Through collaboration with researchers, the instrument shop produces precision instruments and/or parts for use in the laboratories.

Submit a work order.

Primary Services

  • Design and construction of unique instrumentation that is needed for special projects
  • Rapid and innovative solutions for a wide range of technical problems that arise in laboratories
  • Maintenance and repair of instrumentation

Module Resources

  • Sharp CNC Toolroom Lathe
  • Hardinge Toolroom Lathe
  • Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine
  • Bridgeport Milling Machine
  • Harig Surface Grinder
  • DoAll Vertical Band Saw
  • Tennsmith Squaring Shear
  • Tennsmith Hand Brake
  • SolidWorks CAD System for Instrument Design
  • BOBCAD-CAM CNC Mill and Lathe Software

Facilities

View of instrument shop facilities
View of instrument shop facilities
Image of instrument shop facilities
 

Past Projects

ERG Rotating Sliding Bed

ERG Rotating Sliding Bed

Mouse Rotator

Rotator

Water-Jacketed Eye Cup Holder

Water-Jacketed Eye Cup Holder

Chamber Heater

Chamber Heater
 

Mouse restraining device

Restraining device
 

Pressurized Light Sensory Worm Chamber

Pressurized Light Sensory Worm Chamber
 

Zebra Fish Holding Devices

Zebra Fish Holding Devices