Engineering workshop

The RSES engineering workshop provides a wide range of mechanical engineering design and manufacturing services to support the schools varying research directions.

Technical challenges are the RSES engineering workshops speciallity. The group has a proven track record in providing high quality solutions to the difficult problems faced in the research and development fields.

To underpin these capabilities the group maintains a range of engineering and technical facilities, including mechanical CAD workstations, test and measurement instrumentation, precision metal working machines and a welding bay.

Some services include; Manufacturing components for scientific Instrumentation and experimentation, Maintenance, Instrument modification, Consultation, Instrumentation Design, Research and Development, Purchase and supply of mechanical components and materials.

The RSES workshop combines it's resources with other technical facilities on the ANU campus to provide the broadest range of possibilities and services.

Work Requests

To contact the RSES engineering workshop about a job please use the Work Management System.

Detailed instructions on the use of the system are available on the Technical Workshop Work Management web page.

Ongoing development of staff skills and expansion of equipment has empowered the facility to carry out a broad range of mechanical engineering processes with both common and exotic materials.

Some materials include:

  • Aluminium
  • Boron nitride
  • Ceramics
  • Diamond composites
  • Macor
  • Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Pure Metals- Silver, Gold, Tantalum, Molybdenum, Nickel, Platinum
  • Unusual Steel Alloys
  • Stainless Steel

Some processes include:

  • CNC and Conventional Turning
  • CNC and Conventional Milling
  • EDM Wirecutting and Die sinking
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Surface Grinding
  • TIG and MIG Welding
  • Electron Beam Welding