Wright State University established the Instrument Shop in 1976 to provide
the university community with needed capabilities for precision machining,
welding, grinding, and repairs. The Instrument Shop, which started with old
equipment, has since evolved into a modern, state-of-the-art, high precision
university resource operated by the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Located in the basement of the Russ Engineering Center, the Instrument Shop
builds, modifies, and repairs equipment used by faculty and staff throughout
the university. It also works closely with engineering students who are
designing and building their senior projects. Many of these projects involve
not only Wright State University, but also local industries, schools, and
health care companies.
All model makers are certified by the state of Ohio, have welding expertise,
and are knowledgeable about materials, heat treatments and finishes.
Additionally, we hire students to do drafting, help machinists, and provide
The Instrument Shop supports faculty, students, and staff at Wright State
University, as well as other universities and industries, with the following
- precision machining
- project consultation
- fabrication of plastics and metals
- special tools, dies, molds, and fixtures
- general repairs
Our staff will be happy to discuss any specifications
and unique problems concerning your projects.
Wright State University
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Room 020 Russ Engineering Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
How to get to the WSU Campus
Hours: weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.