Machine and Electronics Shops


The GIT shops provide educational, design, fabrication, and repair services to the UALR campus.

All inquiries and work requests should be addressed to the Shop Coordinator, Ben Gilbert (, 501-569-8447).


The GIT shops are housed in the ETAS Annex (map) on the campus of UALR. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for UALR holidays).


CNC machining

The Machine and Electronics Shops can offer the following capabilities:

  • Manual and CNC machining
  • Sheet metal working
  • Welding
  • Water-jet cutting
  • Metal casting
  • Woodworking
  • Electronics repair

Educational Services

Students and faculty are permitted to operate machines after training and demonstrating proficiency. Interested students are encouraged to enroll in the introductory shop class, Manufacturing Processes (ETME 2117 or SYEN 2117). Additional instruction for CNC operation is available in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ETME 3328).

Design and Fabrication

Assistance is available for research projects and laboratory equipment repairs. After an initial consultation, estimated cost and schedule will be prepared. Once the design and estimate are finalized and approved, then fabrication will begin. Billing will take place once the project is complete.


Repair services are available for most electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. Once problems have been diagnosed, then a repair plan and estimate will be made. Once the plan and cost are approved, then the repair will begin. Billing will take place once the work is finished.