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Student Prototyping Machine Shop

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The Student Prototyping Machine Shop provides students with a unique opportunity for growth through a “Hands on, Minds on” approach to engineering education.  Students use the shop to build the complex components that are a part of the SPEED competitions, to test new ideas in honors research with experimental apparatus that they have designed and built themselves, or for required coursework as in the many undergraduate course that feature design and fabrication.

The shop is supervised by Technical Support Service (TSS) to insure safe use of the area and implement one of the more rigorous training programs of any engineering school.  This training begins with the series of MT courses that students must take to use the equipment and follows with solid advice from the experienced staff on how to best bring their design ideas to reality, safely and efficiently.  TSS is also actively working to keep the shop up-to-date and well maintained.

Our modern CNC milling machines and lathes as well as high quality manual machines, create a state of the art facility.  It has an extensive welding lab with TIG, MIG, Plasma, and gas equipment.  The shop has facilities for building composite structures and a student electronic shop that is used for electrical/electronic work.

The business hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday and on evenings and weekends under supervision.

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CNC Fryer Milling Machine

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Haas CNC Lathe