Student shop area
Student shop area within AOE professional machine shop

AOE Student Shop and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory

The Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department is proud to provide student machine shop and rapid prototyping capabilities within the department's professional machine shop. To gain access to the student machine shop, follow instructions below:

 

Machine Shop Safety Course is required for student shop use.
To register:
Go to: http://www.ehss.vt.edu/train.php

-Click Machine Shop Safety category

-Select Machine Shop Safety,offered online

-Click Register Button

-If you are already in the system your information will be there.
           Under comments specify AOE student shop.

-If you are not in system, enter your contact information as a new individual
           Enter name, pid, contact info, & specify department as AOE student shop.
           You'll be redirected to a page with instructions to complete the course.

If you have any questions regarding registration, contact:
EHSS
Robin Miller
email: rmmiller@vt.edu or 231-2341

Once Machine Shop Safety course has been completed, students may visit AOE shop hours between 2-3pm weekdays. Additionally, the department has earmarked limited funds to support student use of the rapid prototyping laboratory and machine shop facilities. Details on the proposal process are provided in the AOE machine shop usage letter.

Rapid Prototype Lab
Object Alaris 30 3D printer

 

Examples of past student shop/rapid prototyping laboratory usage

  • Deformable Micro Air Vehicle Wings by Sharan Patel advised by Prof. Mayuresh Patil
  • VT Lunabotics by Andre Robinson advised by Prof. Kevin Shinpaugh
  • Underwater Glider by Jonathan Murrow and Artur Wolek advised by Profs. Craig Woolsey and Leigh McCue

Machine Shop Director

Dr. William Devenport

Machine Shop Supervisor

James Lambert