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The Machine Shop labs, occupying 6,000 sq. ft. on the first floor of Castleman Building, are equipped with state-of-the-art metal, plastic and woodworking machinery valued in excess of $1 million. Many machines are computerized or CNC-controlled and boast CAD/CAM interfaces.


The School of Engineering Machine shop offers academic support to all SoE departments and research groups. On average, completion of over eight projects per month, range from one-day projects to multiple week-long design and build requests. During the fall semester the shop staff trains senior design students to help them develop their project ideas and provide hands on experience in a fabricating environment. Come the spring semester, they work with over thirty senior design teams to guide them through fabrication of their final product. The shop staff also provides service for existing lab equipment, including repair or modification to design and fabrication of custom apparatus used in research. All needs and requests are met with professionalism and completely in a timely manner.


Unique Resources 
• Production Grade 3D Printer Fortus 450MC (16″ x 14″ x 16″)
• University’s largest lathe (20″ x 80″)
• CNC lathe (18″ x 40″)
• CNC Milling machines up to 4 axis (30″ x 16″ x 20″)
• CNC Router for wood or plastic (4’x 8’x 6″)
• Plasma cutting machine (50 amp)
• TIG and MIG welding capabilites
• Welding platen surface (10′ x 10′)
• Sheet metal working tools
• Two three-ton cranes


Click here to submit a Machine Shop work request.



Peter Glaude,  Machine Shop Engineer / Manager


Mark Bouley, Senior Machine Shop Engineer


Francis L. Castleman Building, Room 126, Unit 3237