Machine Shop


What We Do

The Machine Shop is a full-service research shop that provides machining, assembly and fabrication services in support of research projects for Cullen College students, faculty and staff.

Services Available

  • Professional machining and welding services
  • Design assistance (consultation, CAD drawing)
  • Stock, fasteners, hand and power tools are available

Operating Policy

  • You must supply detailed drawings of the part(s) you want fabricated, complete with quantity, material, and tolerances as needed.
  • Customer can supply material or shop will supply the material at cost.
  • Cost center/ speed type # is required for billing.


  • UH users: $35/hr
  • Non-UH Users: $54.25/hr

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: UH Energy Research Park
Building 7, Suite 110
5000 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX. 77023
Driving Directions

Equipment Available

  • Bridgeport style vertical knee mills
  • Horizontal mill
  • Engine lathes (capable of swinging up to 20” diameter and 6’ in length)
  • 120 Ton Scotchman Hydraulic Iron Worker (with punching and shearing capabilities)
  • Tig and stick welding as well as plasma cutting and brazing/soldering abilities
  • Haas CNC Vertical Machining Center with 40” X 20” X 25”(X,Y,Z) travel, 20 Tool Umbrella Carousel, utilizing the latest Cam Software from Espirit
  • New! Toolroom Mill with Tool Changer; 40" x 20" x 16" (1016 x 508 x 406 mm), 40 taper, 7.5 hp (5.6 kW) vector drive, 6000 rpm, full enclosure, 10-station automatic tool changer, Visual Programming System, power-failure detection module, 1 GB program memory, memory lock keyswitch, 15" color LCD monitor and USB port and 20-gallon (76 liter) flood coolant system.
  • New! CNC Toolroom Lathe; 16" x 30" (406 x 762 mm) max capacity, chip enclosure, 20" (508 mm) swing, 10 hp (7,5 kW) vector drive, 1800 rpm, A2-6 spindle, Intuitive Programming System, coolant pump, 1 MB program memory, memory lock keyswitch, air blow gun, 15" color LCD monitor and USB port. No workholding, toolpost, or toolholders included


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