A person using a machine in the machine shop

The AOE Machine Shop provides faculty and students with the tools they need for state-of-the-art fabrication. Machine shop staff members offer support in many areas of expertise—including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, conventional milling, rapid prototyping, and computer-aided design (CAD) software.

When special capabilities are needed to complete a job, the machine shop staff handles communication with shops outside the university. 

Machine shop capabilities

An image of a person with a machine


  • Conventional milling and lathe
  • Three-axis CNC milling with HAAS equipment
  • Two-axis CNC lathe cutting with HAAS equipment 
A person welding


  • Metal inert gas (MIG ) welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding
  • Plasma arc welding 
A 3D printed prototype

Rapid prototyping

  • 3-D model printing (Objet Alaris30, Connex3, Fortus 360, U-Print SE)
A screenshot of a CAD project

Mechanical Design & Drafting

  • Mechanical design (Solidworks Professional)
  • 3-D modeling and 2-D fabrication drawings

Student machine shop

The shop includes a designated area where certified students can use general fabrication equipment. Students with training certificates can access the student machine shop area
Mon–Fri 8:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Machine Shop Director

Dr. William Devenport

Machine Shop Supervisor

James Lambert

Senior Mechanical Designer

Scott Patrick


Cameron Hollandsworth

Andy Tawney