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.


March 9th, 2018
The shop will be open this Spring Break, from March 19th through March 22nd. Hours are 8am to 12pm, and 1pm to 6pm. Remember to get work orders in early for capstone, and have a good spring break!

Happy St. Patrick's day!

February 23rd, 2018:
Extra hours: the shop will be open tomorrow, February 24th, from 9am to 8pm.

January 30,2018:
For capstone students, there is space available to store your projects. Please contact Azalea Grant for a cabinet and table assignment. Just another reminder, please remember to get your work orders in early, and please make the drawings neat and as clear as possible.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jan 16, 2018:
Welcome back! The shop is now open from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Saturday. As students are working on Capstone projects, please remember to get started early, and if you have any work orders please submit them as early as possible. In addition, when you come into the shop please remember to sign in and sign out. Safety training is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Come into the shop to sign up for a slot.

October 16, 2017:
Safety Training sign-ups are open! Time slots are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9:30am. If one of those times doesn't work, come in and make an appointment.

Stay spooky!

September 5, 2017:
Hello Students! Welcome back from summer, we hope it was awesome! The shop has been open for use. Note: Shop will not be open for use during Machine Design Lab times nor on the weekends (except by appointment or if doing advanced shop training). That's right! We will be starting advanced shop training soon (8 hrs on the mill and 8 hrs on the lathe), learning about all the nuances of manufacturing parts on the two most used tools in our shop! So, be on the look out for signups in the next couple of weeks. We will also be emailing your Capstone professors to coordinate this news with them! Hope you have a great semester!

April 21, 2017:
Starting Monday May 1, the machine shop will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing Perry Wood or Tom Cothrun.

April 13, 2017:
We will be closed on Easter Sunday (4/16/17) and the weekend after UGRADS (4/29/17 and 4/30/17). HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

March 4, 2017:
We will be open for SPRING BREAK! Dates: Sat 3/11/17 and Sun 3/12/17 (10am-6pm) as well as, M-W 3/13/17-3/15/17 (9am-5pm). CLOSED: 3/16/17-3/19/17. HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK! :)

February 9,2017:
Starting February 19th we will be open on Sundays from 10am to 6pm! Check here for our schedule starting February 13.

Decemeber 26, 2016: Winter Break Hours
From Tuesday, January 3 through Friday, January 6 the shop will be open from 10am to 7pm. The shop will also be open from Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 12 from 10am to 7pm.

September 28, 2016
Going on week 6 here at NAU’s Engineering Fabrication Shop, many labs are currently utilizing the facility and numerous projects are in the works. This first semesters allows engineering students to get familiar with the shop and engage in general shop training to ensure safety and proper use of the equipment. If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage those who will be using the shop to stop by and sign up for the training. We hope to see you, and if you have any questions regarding the tools or machines, please don’t hesitate to ask.

May 11 2016: End of the semester
This has been a very successful semester for the shop! Over the course of the semester, 977 students signed into the shop to work on projects for 2363 hours, mostly for capstone projects. The shop managers completed 71 work orders in support of the capstone projects. All the data on the use of the shop has been compiled into a more detailed report that can be found here.

April 29 2016: Finals Week Information
The machine shop will be open through May 6, the end of reading week. The shop will be closed the weekend of May 7-8. During finals week, the shop will be open by appointment only. If you need to schedule time in the shop during that week, please contact Heather.

March 21 2016: Our most popular days
Our least busy day is Thursday. Come in then for extra help from our shop managers!No. Sign-Ins by Day of Week as of March 21, 2016

March 9 2016: Spring Break Hours
The machine shop will be open for spring break! From Saturday March 12 through Sunday March 20 the shop will be open from 10am to 5pm. The schedule is here. There will still be safety training on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a great time to work on capstone projects!

March 4 2016: Photo gallery
We now have a photo gallery on the website. It features pictures of various machinery in operation and available project spaces. More pictures will be coming soon!

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.

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Some items that have been machined in our shop.