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Composite shop

The Composite Shop provides a space for layups and composite manufacturing equipment including an autoclave, heated platen press, and CNC ply cutter.

For Composite Shop updates and news, sign up for the MEcomposites mailing list.


The Composite Shop is located in the the Mechanical Engineering Building ground floor. The C15 parking lot is the closest parking.

Safety orientation

All users of the Composite Shop must complete a lab safety orientation session before working in the shop. Further training is required for each piece of equipment, e.g., autoclave and fabric cutter.

Sign up for composite shop safety by e-mailing  Orientation sessions are mainly held in the first few weeks of each quarter.

Equipment scheduling

To schedule time on Composite Shop equipment, use UW CORAL. You must register for an ME Shops CORAL account before scheduling equipment.

Available equipment