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Engineering Research Support Services

The MU Engineering Research Support Services (ERSS) within the College of Engineering, coordinates all technical aspects within the college, from technology to facility management of six buildings along with overseeing the Machine, Electronics and 3D Printing labs, we strive to meet service requests with courtesy, professionalism, and timeliness. ERSS is staffed with knowledgeable and helpful employees in four areas, with support of highly qualified student workers. We offer expert technical support to EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION, and ENTREPRENEURIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT and are committed to the continuous enhancement of ERSS services.


Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM


Machine shop: Hourly rates provided, material costs will vary. For 3D Printing Lab rates, contact muengr3Dprint@missouri.edu or 573-884-7002.

  • External Customers – $75/hour
  • Internal Customers/College of Engineering research funded with grants – $60/hour
  • College of Engineering research, not funded – all tenured and tenured track faculty receive 10 hours of free support per fiscal year. After 10 hours, a reduced rate of $30/hour will be charged.
  • College of Engineering student orgs and teams – each student org receives 10 hours of free support each semester. After 10 hours, a reduced rate of $40/hour will be charged.
  • University of Missouri research (non COE) – $75/hour

Engineering Research Support Services

ERSS offers a variety of services from three facilities.


Machining Services

  • CNC Milling
  • Traditional Mill & Lathe
  • MIG & Stick Welding
  • Alternative Fastening
  • Component Substitution
  • Design for Fabrication & Concept Analysis
  • Sheet Metal – Cut & Bend
  • CAD/CAM Services
  • Water-Jet Material Cutting
  • Adaptive Jig & Fixture Development


Electronics Services

  • Circuit Board – Design, Development, & Repair
  • Soldering & Sweating
  • Equipment Electrical Installation
  • PLC Programing
  • Arduino – Mini-Computer Automation
  • Lab Equipment – Trouble Shoot & Repair
  • Pneumatic / Hydraulic Controls


Phone: 573-884-7002

3D Printing Services

  • Selective Laser Sintering – Plastic Powder
  • Photo-Polymer Printing
  • Plastic Extrusion Printing
  • Part Drafting / Computer Aided Design


Phone: 573.884.0375

Building Support Shop

  • Engineering Facilities Services
  • Lab & Office Logistics
  • Light Construction
  • Construction Contract Management
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