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Macquarie Engineering and Technical Services


Macquarie Engineering & Technical Services (METS) staff members are multi-skilled and capable of applying a variety of processes to each project. As well as the core competencies there are many other areas of expertise. Included in our facilities is a machine shop, welding shop, sheet metal shop, woodwork shop, painting booth, engraving and signage shop and electronics workshop.

Every task that METS undertakes is tailored to the specific needs of our customers. Some clients require METS to perform all aspects of the project from conceptual sketch through to finished article, testing and refinement. Others have clearly defined needs and choose to use the skilled manufacture and fabrication services of METS. Our extensive corporate knowledge is often able to help clients with additional aspects of the project by drawing upon past experience. METS looks after our customers commercial and intellectual rights with the highest levels of protection.

Macquarie Engineering & Technical Services offers a range of services ranging from design and prototype through to manufacture and repair of equipment:

Mechanical services

Mechanical services include design, fabrication, machining, welding, engraving, signage, and tool and instrument making and servicing. A wide range of computer controlled CNC machines including machining centres, mills, lathes, routers, laser engraver and vinyl cutter are employed for machining and engraving services. Materials include metals, plastics and timber-related products. Engraving and signage services include laser cut components, equipment panels, staff lapel badges, door directory and mailbox signs, campus directory signs, boards, flag signs and large banners.

Electronics services

Electronics services include circuit design, printed circuit board (PCB) design, printed circuit board (PCB) manufacture (using a CNC milling machine), component sourcing, circuits assembly, equipment manufacture, systems integration and repair of electronic and electrical scientific and laboratory equipment.

Hiring of METS Vehicles - MQ Staff

Staff of Macquarie University are able to request to hire the METS van, and the METS forklift, for work related activities. To request a booking:  

    • Import the calendar for the car or forklift from the directory:
      1. In calendar app go to "add calendar"
      2. "From directory"
      3. Type in "fse-mets-van" and select the entry that comes up, or
      4. Type in "fse-mets-forklift" and select the entry that comes up.
    • Find a time that the car or forklift is free.
    • Create a new event in your calendar system and add the van or forklift as a required invitee.
    • You will receive a message saying that the van or forklift has tentatively accepted your event and is pending approval.
    • Once METS have approved the booking then you will receive a message saying that the van or forklift have accepted the event and it is booked.