McMaster University

McMaster University

Prototype Machine Shop — Machine Tools

The Machine Shop was created in the early 1970's by Mr. Colin Ikeson and was based on an English physiology workshop. It was then called the Neurosciences Workshop and played a major role setting up numerous research labs during the early days of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Machine tools


  • Myford Super 7 Modelling Lathe
  • Colchester Bantam - 11" swing, 20" between centres


  • Elliott Model 00 Omnimill Milling Machine


  • Dumore Bench Drill
  • Startrite Mercury Bench Drill
  • Gate-Progress Pillar Drill


  • Startrite Tilt Arbor Bench Saw
  • Startrite 24-V-10 Band Saw

Guillotine and Brake

  • Edwards 3 FT - 18G Capacity

Grinder, Buffer, Sander

  • Rockwell models


Electronic Test Equipment

  • Digital Multimeter
  • HP Oscilloscope
  • Signal Generator
  • Regulated DC Power Supply
  • Pentium 75 Computer


The Shop offers machining of most metals and plastics; sheet metal and wood working is also done.

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