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​KAUST’s Core Labs and Major Facilities are complemented by:
Machine Shop: for the design and fabrication of prototype devices and components for research and coursework, utilizing mills, lathes, grinders, saws, and electrostatic discharge cutting machines. Capabilities include precision milling, turning, and grinding; brazing, welding, and soldering; finishing by buffing, bead-blasting, and sand-blasting; production of CAD drawings and CAD programs; contour and cutoff sawing; diamond core drilling, cutting, and grinding; and heat treatment.
Electronics Shop: which offers services for the maintenance and repair of electrical/electronic devices used in research labs, and for the design and fabrication of customized electronic equipment not commercially available.
Metrology Lab: for the maintenance of standards, measurement and calibration of equipment.
Glass-Blowing Shop: for the design and fabrication of scientific glassware.
The Visualization Lab at KAUST hosts a Mechdyne-built CAVE, creating the world’s highest resolution and brightest virtual environment.
​The Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Facilities are dedicated to providing the instrumentation, technical expertise, and team-teaching environment to stimulate collaborative research in nanoscale technology.
​The Analytical Chemistry Core Lab has facilities for spectroscopy, chromatography and mass spectrometry, trace metals analysis, wet chemistry, and surface analysis. The state-of-the-art instrumentation and operations are controlled by a Labware LIMS system.
The Genomics Core Lab provides services vital to the study of cellular materials by focusing on genetic analysis of samples. This includes DNA sequencing and synthesis, as well as micro-array and real-time PCR analysis.
The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab is KAUST’s marine facility dedicated to conducting state-of-the-art research and developing novel oceanographic instrumentation. Situated south of the main campus, adjacent to the pier, the facility is primed for any and all marine research conducted at the university. The direct access to the Red Sea allows for ease of fieldwork involving oceanographic sampling as well as the testing and deployment of new oceanographic apparatuses.​