YSM Electronic & Machine Shop

We offer custom design, fabrication, and repair services at the Yale School of Medicine as well as tools for loan. We build prototype devices for medical research.

Core Website

Anthony DeSimone

Primary contact
Hours & Location

Hope Building

About the core

Tucked into the basement of the Hope Building at the corner of Congress Avenue and Cedar Street is a warren of well-lit rooms filled with milling machines, table saws, welders and lathes. The Yale School of Medicine Electronic & Machine Shop has catered to medical school researchers for more than three decades, building prototype devices for use in experiments.


Tony DeSimone, Research Support Specialist, Yale School of Medicine Support Services

Tony DeSimone has been in the manufacturing trade since 1979. He has worked on several commercial and government projects, including hydraulic controlled components on civilian and military aircraft, electronics hardware, automotive prototypes, and machine fixture and tooling. He brings over 40 years of accumulated experience to the service of scientists, researchers and students at the Yale School of Medicine.

Publication acknowledgment

If research supported by this core results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s): "We thank the Yale School of Medicine Electronic & Machine Shop for their assistance with _________ service. The Shop is supported in part by the Yale Core Grant for Vision Research # NEI P30 EY026878."

Primary contact

Anthony DeSimone Director Machinist


The machine shop provides expert machinist for metal and plastic machining and fabrication services. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Hourly Rates


Standard shop service 
On-site service$149
Emergency service$174
Tool loanFree

For more pricing information, call or email emshop@yale.edu. Electronic customers: Please review the service process for laboratory equipment repair.

Order request form PDF  Download the PDF and open in Acrobat, complete order request form and either e-mail emshop@yale.edu or fax it to our shop at (203) 737-4340. Please contact us with any questions.