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Search By Tools and Features

For the student that knows what they need, here is a list of tools and features at facilities available to undergraduate students (for student use or professional services).

Many of these facilities prioritize according to department need -- read the facility's webpage to make sure it is available to you and your project.

Short List

Tools:

  1. 3D Printer (FDM)
  2. 3D Printer (SLA)
  3. Basic Hand Tools
  4. Basic Electronics Tools
  5. Mill
  6. Lathe
  7. Drill Press
  8. Band Saw
  9. Horizontal Band Saw
  10. Table Saw
  11. Bench Grinder
  12. Belt Sander
  13. Buffer
  14. Arbor Press
  15. Sheet Metal Shear/Bender

Features:

  1. Design-For-Fabrication Advice
  2. 24/7 Cardswipe Access
  3. Large Work/Storage Space
  4. Desktop Computers
  5. Fume Hood
  6. Wind Tunnel
  7. Sand Blasting
  8. Stainless Steel Fabrication
  9. High-Precision Fabrication, Measurement, & Surface Processing
  10. Surface-Mount PCB Baking
  11. Welding
  12. Silver Braising
  13. On-Campus Material, Part, and Chemical Supplies

Tools

3D Printer (FDM)

3D Printer (SLA)

Basic Hand Tools (e.g. Hammers, pliers, wrenches, screw drivers)

  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Biomedical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine fabrication and advice for BME project students and researchers.
  • Center for Medical Technology and Innovation Fabrication Services Professional machine and electronics fabrication, 3D Printing, and advice on 3D CAD for CMTI research. Allowances for BME senior design project students are made.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Mechanical Engineering Wood Shop A student machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by Mechanical Engineering project students and researchers.
  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.
  • CHE Design LabsCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for CHE senior design project students.

Basic Electronics Tools (e.g. Soldering irons, power sources, oscilloscopes, signal generators, multi-meters)

  • Rettner Hall Fab Studio A spacious 24/7-access workspace for student makers of all types.
  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • ECE Design LabCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for ECE senior design project students.
  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.

Mill

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Taylor Hall Student ShopA 24/7-access machine shop for unsupervised use by trained students.
  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • ECE Design LabCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for ECE senior design project students.
  • Biomedical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine fabrication and advice for BME project students and researchers.
  • Center for Medical Technology and Innovation Fabrication Services Professional machine and electronics fabrication, 3D Printing, and advice on 3D CAD for CMTI research. Allowances for BME senior design project students are made.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. Shop Professional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.

Lathe

Drill Press

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Taylor Hall Student ShopA 24/7-access machine shop for unsupervised use by trained students.
  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • Biomedical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine fabrication and advice for BME project students and researchers.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Mechanical Engineering Wood Shop A student machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by Mechanical Engineering project students and researchers.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.

Band Saw

Horizontal Band Saw

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.

Table Saw

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.

Bench Grinder

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Mechanical Engineering Wood Shop A student machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by Mechanical Engineering project students and researchers.

Belt Sander

Buffer

Arbor Press

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.

Sheet Metal Shear/Bender

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Features:

Design-for-Fabrication Advice

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • Biomedical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine fabrication and advice for BME project students and researchers.
  • Center for Medical Technology and Innovation Fabrication Services Professional machine and electronics fabrication, 3D Printing, and advice on 3D CAD for CMTI research. Allowances for BME senior design project students are made.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.

24/7 Cardswipe Access

  • Taylor Hall Student ShopA 24/7-access machine shop for unsupervised use by trained students.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.

Large Work/Storage Space

  • Rettner Hall Fab Studio A spacious 24/7-access workspace for student makers of all types.
  • CHE Design LabsCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for CHE senior design project students.

Desktop Computers

  • Rettner Hall Fab Studio A spacious 24/7-access workspace for student makers of all types.
  • ECE Design LabCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for ECE senior design project students.
  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.
  • CHE Design LabsCollaborative design and fabrication spaces for CHE senior design project students.

Fume Hood

  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.

Wind Tunnel

  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.

Sand Blasting

  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.

High-Precision Fabrication, Measurement, & Surface Processing

  • LLE Mechanical Engineering & Design Shop Professional machine shop featuring high-precision machining, measurement, and assembly for curricular project students who need it. There is a typical lead time of 6-8 weeks, submit quote requests to the shop manager. Orders must be placed using the Blue requisition forms available at the Mechanical Engineering Department office.
  • URnano Nanofabrication Center Fabrication, surface processing, and measurement tools capable of nanometer-scale precision and feature size. Training and professional assistance available to undergraduate research and curricular projects that require extreme precision.

Stainless Steel Fabrication

  • Hopeman Machine Shop Professional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.

Welding

  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.

Silver Braising

  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.

Surface-Mount PCB Baking


On-Campus Material, Part, and Chemical Supplies

  • Rettner Hall Fab Shop A hands-on educational machine shop for supervised student machine fabrication. Walk-in's and personal projects are welcome.
  • Rettner Hall Fab Studio A spacious 24/7-access workspace for student makers of all types.
  • Hopeman Machine ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication for all students with a specialty in instrumentation. ECE and ME curricular and research needs are prioritized.
  • Chemistry Dept. Stockroom Purchasable part, equipment, and chemical stocks available to all students for projects related to their own departments.
  • Physics Machine Shop A 24/7-access machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by trained Physics and Astronomy students.
  • Mechanical Engineering Wood Shop A student machine shop for supervised and unsupervised use by Mechanical Engineering project students and researchers.
  • ME Design Labs Collaborative design and fabrication spaces for ME curricular design project students.
  • Chemical Engineering Dept. ShopProfessional machine and electronics fabrication, component-ordering, and advice for CHE project students and researchers.

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