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Machine Shop (P105)


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The machine shop supports student projects, the Manufacturing Processes and Systems course, research, and instruction in hands-on manufacturing. The shop has equipment for welding, machining, cutting, and assembly. Students can be found regularly using this facility. Many students work on either the Cardinal Formula Racing car, senior design projects, semester projects, or research projects.

Proper safety instruction is required before using the equipment. Once instructed and given authorization, students are allowed to use the shop. Students have worked on projects that have ranged from fixing a broken piece of furniture and custom testing fixtures, to fabricating components for an open wheel style race car.

The machine shop has always been the center of the hands-on education that the mechanical engineering department prides itself on delivering to its students.


  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Three 9" x 49" vertical mills
  • Three 9" lathes
  • Horizontal band-saw
  • Vertical Dake band-saw
  • 3-axis CNC TRAKMill milling center
  • Three down draft welding tables
  • Millermatic 180 MIG welder
  • Lincoln Electric 200 Square Wave TIG
  • Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting station
  • Hypertherm Powermax 45 plasma cutter
  • Two drill presses
  • Sand blaster
  • Surface plates
  • Movable tables
  • Vises
  • Complete set of hand tools



Resources for Students

The following are a set of resources for students working in the machine shop.

Contact Us
(989) 964-2737(989) 964-2737

Department Chair

Dr. Aneesha Gogineni


Pioneer 209