BAE Shop

BAE Shop UC Davis

Turning Ideas Into Reality

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Shop provides support services to UC Davis Research Projects through the design and fabrication of equipment.

Biologial and Agricultural Engineering Shop UC DavisBAE faculty, students, and visiting scholars are welcome to use the tools and machines within the shop once they have completed departmental shop and equipment specific BAE safety training.   Shop staff services may also be requested by completing a service request form including a UC account number and an authorized signature.


  • Custom prototyping/machining
  • Complete welding and metal fabrication
  • Engineering, design, and CAD (SolidWorks)
  • CNC and manual machining
  • Research support
  • Basic wiring and electronics development
  • Repair of broken parts


  • Full welding capabilities: 2 Miller 350LX T.I.G. machines, 1 Miller 350P M.I.G. welding machine, 1 Hobart Handler 120v M.I.G., 1 Miller Spectrum 1250 plasma cutter, 1 Linde VI 253C M.I.G. machine, and several welding turntables.
  • Welding Processes: T.I.G., M.I.G., stick, pulse M.I.G., spray arc, flux core, oxy acetylene, silver soldering and brazing.
  • Metal fabrication and forming: 100 ton Pittsburg Ironworker, Ellis belt sander, Ellis 1600 mitre cutting band saw, Marvel vertical band saw, 6 foot power sheet metal shear, 25 ton arbor press, various sheet metal box and pan brakes and other metal working machines.
  • Full service machine shop: 4 Bridgeport milling machines: one 2 axis CNC 9 x 48 bed, one 3 axis CNC 9 x 48 bed, and two manual 9 x 42 bed with DRO'S. A Milltronics 3 axis CNC mill with a 16 x 54 bed and a Haas TL-1 CNC lathe.  Various other lathes, manual mills, and drill presses.
  • Sand blaster and glass bead blaster
  • Forklift
  • Electronics lab: soldering irons, multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, and wiring supplies.
BAE Fabrication Shop


Shop Staff: $104 per hour

Student: $28 per hour

Shop Use: $73