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Machining and Technical Services

Dock Houston

Fabrication Shop | MTS

Dock Houston

DOCK HOUSTON is a Lab Technologist IV and Fabrication Shop Manager in the Machining and Technical Services' Fabrication Shop. He regularly consults with faculty, students, and staff to help them achieve their research goals as a certified welder.


Welding Certification
Tri-County Technical College


LIGNIN PROJECT: Machined components for the Lignin project, which examined how a waste byproduct from the paper manufacturing industry could be converted into a useable source of energy - Dr. Mark Thies, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

ARC-MELTER COMPONENTS: Fabricated and welded components for an Arc-Melter for research on nanocarbon tube particles

PHOTONIC CRYSTAL RESEARCH: Welding on silver liners on pressure vessels for growing crystal

BRIDGE COLUMN TESTING: Test bridge column thread for actual yield strength for Civil Engineering

CONTAMINATION RESEARCH: Fabricate and weld reactors for contamination research


Freeman Hall exteriorLab Technologist IV
Machining and Technical Services
Fabrication Shop Manager
Fabrication Shop

Phone: 864-656-5546


  • SMAW - stick welding certified
  • GMAW - MIG welding certified
  • GTAW - TIG welding certified
  • Gas welding and soldering
  • Layout sheet metal fabrication
  • Laser welding
  • Manual Mill and Lathe operation
  • Blueprint reading
  • Solid-works model design experience


The services are available to internal and external clients, including researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. We work closely with clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and provide customized solutions to meet the customer's budget and time frame.

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  • Machine Shop
  • Fabrication Shop
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Electronics Shop
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