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C. Bossart Machine Shop

All A&A users must create a UW CORAL account.

Register for Coral

Once you create a CORAL account, read and fill out the A&A Machine Shop User Agreement Google Form. 


Shop availability varies depending on scheduled lab classes and safety classes.

General Hours: 1- 5 P.M. weekdays by appointment only.

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The A&A Charlie Bossart Machine Shop maintains a variety of fabrication and testing equipment for students and researchers. These resources help students learn by doing, allowing them to put into practice concepts from the classroom.

The shops are staffed by professional engineers and trained graduate student assistants. The shop staff train users, keep equipment in working order and consult on projects.

The shops operate as a service center. Shop fees for undergraduate students for work related to courses or academic teams are fully subsidized by academic departments.

Students can access manual mills and lathes, 3D printers and hand tools. For more advanced users, we offer CNC mills and lathes, laser cutters and many other tools. 


The Bossart Machine Shop is located on the ground floor of Guggenheim Hall (GUG 115).

Safety classes

You will need to fulfill training requirements and a shop safety class before you can access the shop. The shop is for working on official A&A projects including academic courses, faculty-led research, and Registered Student Organizations. All shop users must be active students, staff, or faculty members of the University of Washington.

To fulfill training requirements, students must:

  1. Register for CORAL (No project is necessary to complete)
  2. Complete the following EHS Safety Trainings
  3. Register via CORAL and attend the general machine shop safety training that is offered on a weekly basis for Autumn Quarter

Reserving shop time

Please fill out this A&A Equipment Request Google Form to request shop time with the equipment you need for your project.

Similar facilities

Other shops that allow student access besides ours here on campus:

ME Machine Shop in the Mechanical Engineering Annex
Co-Motion MakerSpace in Fluke Hall
Area 01 multi-use space in Maple Hall
Physics Student Machine Shop in the Physics / Astronomy Bldg Rm. B-072 (PAB B-072) 
The Mill in McCarty Hall
The 8 Shop in McMahon Hall