Prototype Shop

The shop presently has the following equipment available:


3 manual lathes sheet metal shear
2 manual mills sheet metal brake
1 CNC mill

Tube notcher MIG welder
Tube bender 2 TIG welders
Oxy-acetylene welder
Plasma cutter

Vertical band saw
2 horizontal band saws
Portable table saw Sand blast cabinet
Compound miter saw 10? Small parts powder coat booth
Sliding compound miter saw 12?
2 scroll saws

The MAE department offers an introductory machining class both fall and spring semester (MAE 1005). It is open to both engineering and non-engineering students as a 3 credit project based elective. Students learn basic skills in sheet metal, mill and lathe operation, and very basic TIG welding.

MAE 1503 students presently spend two class periods each (by reservation), making a wax part on the mill and lathe as part of their class grade.

The shop is open to all students wishing to work on projects whether they have prior experience or not. If you have no experience, shop personnel will train you as time permits. Projects will be prioritized based on class requirements, department needs, and personal projects.

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