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Student Access Machine Shop

The Student Access Machine Shop provides students in the College of Engineering and Computing with a safe and professional fabrication and learning space.

Access and Training

If you’re interested in starting a project, stop by and discuss your project with one of our machinists during drop-in hours.  We currently offer customized training each semester. We prioritize access and training in the following order: coursework (capstone design), student research, and just want to learn. The Student Access Machine Shop is open exclusively to CEC students.

We provide:

  • Fabrication of prototype mechanical equipment for research
  • Safety and operational training on equipment
  • Assistance in the design/fabrication of research and academic projects
  • Space and tools for students to learn and explore fabrication techniques
  • Haas TM-3P CNC Mill
  • Haas VF-3SS CNC Mill
  • Bridgeport EZ Trak DX CNC Mill
  • Bridgeport V2XT (2x) CNC Mill
  • CNC Lathe
  • EZ Path S CNC Lathe
  • EZ Path SD CNC Lathe
  • Ribon Cylindrical Grinder
  • Abrasive Surface Grinder
  • Cincinnati Horizontal
  • Sharp Mill  
  • XLO Mill
  • Bridgeport Mill
  • Rockwell Collet Lathe
  • Southbend 13's (2x)
  • Flow Bengal Waterjet
  • Horizontal Saw
  • Vertical Saw (2x)
  • Drill Press (3x)
  • Clausing Colehester 15 Lathe
  • Arbor
  • Notcher
  • Trivco Sand Blast Cabinet
  • Pexto Shear
  • Lown Roller
  • Table Saw
  • Chicago Brake
  • Miller Mig
  • Miller Tig
  • Evenheat Heat Treat Oven
  • Ask for help if you are not familiar with the particular machine, tool, or procedure.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • The two person rule is always in effect.
  • Do not operate machinery with loose clothing or jewelry.
  • Long hair must be tied back and contained.
  • No open toed shoes allowed.
  • Clean machinery every time you use it.
  • Report any machine that has been damaged. This may keep the next user from getting hurt.
  • Please help keep the shop clean and safe. If you abuse the shop, you will lose your privilege to use it.


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