Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Menu Search



Mechanical Workshop

The mechanical workshop supports our undergraduate teaching and research activities. Here we manufacture complex precision components and prototypes for undergraduate and research projects.

Situated on the ground floor of the Parsons building this 270 m2 facility is equipped with state of the art CNC machine tools, conventional lathes and milling machines and welding and fabrication equipment. We are further equipped with a CAD/CAM package to enhance our design and manufacturing capabilities. A list of all equipment can be found here.

Our highly experienced Mechanical Workshop Technical staff are available to assist and guide you through all phases of your project. This includes the design assessment and feasibility, the material selection and the sourcing of associated components. They are further supported by a Chief Technical Officer (Specialist) and a Senior Technical Officer with expertise in instrumentation and mechanical design and also a Senior Attendant who provides invaluable support with our day to day operations. The machining of all parts for undergraduate projects is carried out by our workshop staff. The following video illustrates the 3-step process used in the manufacture of parts here in the Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering:

CNC Machining at Trinity College Dublin

A mechanical workshop training course in the use of conventional lathes and milling machines will be offered to post-graduate students and research staff of the Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering this coming summer 2016. For more information and to book a place on this course please contact [javascript protected email address].

Mick Reilly
Chief Technical Officer


Technical Staff

Name Position Tel. Email
Mr Michael Reilly Chief Technical Officer (Grade 1) +353 1 896 1557 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Gabriel Nicholson Senior Technical Officer +353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr John Ryan Senior Technical Officer +353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Gordon O’Brien Senior Technical Officer +353 1 896 2396 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Alex Kearns Technical Officer +353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Robert Dunbar Technical Officer +353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Brendan Caffrey Laboratory Attendant +353 1 896 1413 [javascript protected email address]