Machining and Welding Center

A Division of the Office for Research & Discovery


Mission Statement

The Machining & Welding Center (MWC) strives to achieve excellence and leadership by introducing innovative applications to research and development sectors, which includes faculty, staff, students and private businesses. MWC supports and enhances the mission of the University of Arizona by providing prototype machining, designing, fabrication, welding, consultation, instructional support and community outreach programs. MWC is dedicated to providing expertise for research instrument fabrication, committed to continuous improvement of innovative processes and delivery of superior quality products on time, manufactured with expert precision. Through our daily pursuit of excellence, we continually strive to uphold exceptional customer service, promote teamwork and operate with integrity.

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  • In 2013 MWC won a NASA Awards for "extraordinary dedication and contributions" to the James Webb Space Telescope project. Read More

  • Built the Spacewatch telescope on Kitt Peak. Read More