Engineering Student Design Center

Machining & Fabrication Lab

Access Requirements

PPE Level: Safety glasses, long pants, closed toed shoes, hair tied, short sleeves
 

Room Details

Max. Capacity: 103 persons
Dimensions: 5102 sq ft
Capabilities:

  • Machining
  • Grinding
  • Assembly
  • Metrology
  • Designing (benches, workstations)
  • Material transporting

Equipment List and Training Information

Please note that currently, only the equipment that we have training programs in place for are listed.**

 

  • Hand Tools
  • Overview:

    The hand tools training introduces new users to the ESDC, and includes a brief shop tour, a measurements lab and a demonstration of the marvel saw. This training is a prerequisite for all other machine trainings and must be completed prior to signing up for training on other machines in the main machine shop. This is not required for the other spaces. 

    -One session
    -1.5 hours 
     

    Prior to training:

    Prospective trainees must read and sign the ESDC safety policy and pass the safety quiz before the start of orientation. Show up on time and wear appropriate PPE (Long pants, closed toe shoes, and safety glasses). 

    Click here to log in to the Machine Training Portal

     

    What this training gives you access to:

    At the end of the training, attendees will receive an ID badge which will act as your authorization to work in ESDC facilities. Hand tools training grants users access to the following areas:

    -Main shop floor
    -Collaboration zone (assembly, wrenching, etc.)
  • Lathe
  • Overview:

    Introduction to turning, facing, drilling and parting on Harrison and Clausing lathes. At the end of the training session, you will have 1 week to complete a small project associated with the machine training. You may not sign up for additional machine trainings in this 1-week time frame.

    -One session
    -2.5-hour demonstration
    -Approximately 2.5 hours to complete qualification project

     

    Prior to training:

    Must complete hand tools orientation as well as online lathe training and have no other incomplete training sessions. Be on time and wearing appropriate PPE (see website under safety for details).

    Click here to log in to the Machine Training Portal

     

    What this training gives you access to:

    At the end of the training, attendees will be authorized to use the 3 axis Bridgeport mills in the main shop floor and the open lab space

  • Mill
  • Overview:

    Introduction to side and step milling, drilling, and tapping and edge finding on the the Bridgeport mill with 3-axis ACCURITE CNC controller. At the end of the training session, you will have 1 week to complete a small project associated with the machine training. You may not sign up for additional machine trainings in this 1-week time frame.

    -One session
    -3-hour demonstration
    -Approximately 3 hours to complete qualification project

     

    Prior to training:

    Must complete hand tools orientation as well as online mill training and have no other incomplete training sessions. Be on time and wearing appropriate PPE (see website under safety for details).

    Click here to log in to the Machine Training Portal

     

    What this training gives you access to:

    At the end of the training, attendees will be authorized to use the 3 axis Bridgeport mills in the main shop floor and the open lab space.