We provide expertise in fine toolmaking, machining, precision finishing of products and hardening and grinding which can be used to develop prototype instruments.

Our Waurn Ponds campus is home to an engineering workshop specialising in the development of prototype instruments and machines for a variety of purposes.

CSIRO Waurn Ponds engineering services workshop.

We're available for client consultations and demonstrations of our workshop capabilities. 

Our team has capability in:

  • Fine toolmaking
  • Machining
  • Precision finishing of products
  • Hardening and grinding.

Our mechanical design technicians prepare 3D drawing and computer assisted manufacturing (CAD) designs for the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) mill. 

Our experienced teams of mechanical tradespeople have backgrounds in toolmaking, textiles and manufacturing, with expertise in toolmaking, fine machining, instrument and machinery design and development, and machinery maintenance in manufacturing and the textile industry. 

We have developed a rapid prototyping system of practice for designing instruments and machinery, from consultation drawing on the expertise across our group, through design and prototype, greatly speeding up the production of instrumentation. 

Some of our recent prototypes and clients include:

About the Hartford Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Mill

Our experienced and skilled mechanical design technicians use Solidworks - a solid modeling CAD package - to model the various parts prior to manufacturing. These modeled parts are then translated into CNC code using a CAM package called SolidCAM.

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Speak to Andrew Jones for a consultation or a tour of our facilities.

Mr Andrew Jones (Team Leader - CSIRO Services)


  • +61 3 5246 4759
  • +61 408 297 243 (Mobile)
  • +61 3 5246 4000 (Alternative)

Geelong Technology Precinct, Waurn Ponds
75 Pigdons Road Deakin University,
Waurn Ponds Vic 3216

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