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
- Conventional milling and lathe
- Three-axis CNC milling with HAAS equipment
- Two-axis CNC lathe cutting with HAAS equipment
- Metal inert gas (MIG ) welding
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding
- Plasma arc welding
- 3-D model printing (Objet Alaris30, Connex3, Fortus 360, U-Print SE)
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
Senior Mechanical Designer