98C Engineering Fabrication Shop

The Engineering Fabrication Shop in the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (Building 98C) is primarily a student shop. Our focus is on teaching students to run basic machine shop equipment in a safe environment. Once students complete safety training, they are allowed to utilize the shop.


February 8 2016: Capstones and shop use
Capstone projects are picking up! Below shows a histogram of the number of sign-ins in three time intervals for each day of the week. The average time spent in the shop per sign-in ranges from about 1 hour on Mondays to about 4 hours on Saturdays. Please keep this and our hours in mind if you are in a capstone that needs extra space, as you will need a shop manager to supervise.

Work orders may also be needed by capstones. Work order information can be found here. Please note that you must have your technical advisor sign off on any work order parts. Part drawings need to have all dimensions and tolerances shown so that we can make your part accurately. If you have a part that will need to be made using a CNC mill, please email the solidworks file as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, just ask! You can stop by the shop or email, and a shop manager will help.

February 1 2016: Work Orders!
We are able to take work orders. For more information, check out our work orders page. If you have questions about the work order process, or questions about manufacturing your project, please come see us. We're here to help!

We've also logged in student sign-ins so far this semester to show you shop use so far this semester. Check out the plots below!

Histogram of the number of shop sign-ins by day of the week, as of January 31, 2016.

Histogram of the number of student hours in the machine shop by day of the week, as of January 31, 2016.

January 15 2016: Machine Shop Opens Jan 19
The machine shop will open for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 19. We will be closed on Jan 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our schedule for the spring semester can be found here, and information for safety training can be found here.

We had a very successful fall semester in the shop. Using the sign-in sheets, we were able to see how busy the shop was during the semester by day of the week. We're planning to do the same thing this semester, so check back to see what the shop use is like in the spring!

Histogram of the number of sign-ins to the shop by day of the week for the fall 2015 semester.

December 3 2015: Shop Closing for Winter Break
The last day the shop will be open to students for the fall semester is Friday, December 11. The shop will be closed to students during finals week.

November 10 2015: Shop Open Veteran's Day
The shop will be open on November 11 for regular hours.

November 3 2015: New Work Order Form
We have a new work order form. There is now a signature required from a technical advisor for student projects. If you have any questions about work orders, please contact us.

October 27 2015: Updated Safety Training Times
We have updated the safety training times for Fridays. Friday safety training will now be from 2pm-4pm.

September 1 2015: Welcome Back!!
The machine shop can be found using this map.
The schedule for the machine shop can be found here.
If you need to complete safety training, get more information!

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Some items that have been machined in our shop.
The MIG welder.
The robot welded together out of scrap.  It now lives outside our front door!