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Design & Technical Services

Department of Engineering

Design and Technical Services

The Design and Technical Service within the Department of Engineering is a central service that supports the Departments worldwide reputation for first-class academic research. It is the largest department in the University, accounting for some 10% of Cambridge University and encompasses a huge diversity of engineering disciplines. To accommodate this diversity the Department is divided into a number of specialist academic divisions.

The Design and Technical Service deliver a manufacturing service that is available to all teaching and research activities in the Department. The group is equipped with a range of both manual and computer controlled machinery and make extensive use of Computer Aided Design, Electronics Development and Manufacturing facilities as well as traditional trades.   

Appointments and booking in jobs

Contact the relevant service below to request an appointment/consulation to discuss your mechanical or electronics requirements.  Jobs can be discussed in detail via a MS Teams call.

Mechanical Workshop email or contact Barney Coles via MS Teams

Electronics Workshop email or contact Mark Huntsman or Paul Pedersen via MS Teams

Senior Design Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineering Design Neil Houghton (neh27 or via MS Teams)

Collection of work / goods

Any deliveries or collections will go through the Main Stores.


Design & Technical Services, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ 





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