Shop availability varies depending on scheduled lab classes and safety classes.
|Composite Shop:||Weekdays 9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Machine Shop:||Mon 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tues through Fri 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
The ME Prototype Shops maintain a variety of fabrication and testing equipment for students and researchers. These resources help students learn by doing, allowing them to put into practice concepts from the classroom.
The shops are staffed by professional engineers, machinists, and technicians. The shop staff train users, keep equipment in working order, and consult on projects.
The shops are available free of charge to all ME students for work related to courses or ME-sponsored teams. The shops also operate as a service center for users from other UW departments. View the fact sheet for the current shop rates for non-ME projects.
In the Machine Shop, conversational mills, manual lathes, 3D printers, and hand tools are the workhorses of the beginner fleet. For more advanced users, the machine shop offers CNC mills and lathes, welding equipment, a sheet metal laser cutter, a waterjet cutter, and many other tools.
Manager: Eamon McQuaide