The ME Machine Shop supports a host of undergraduate and graduate courses in the curriculum, provides indirect support to a number of courses from other departments in KGCOE, supports virtually all graduate research projects in one way or another, and is frequently used by various facilities personnel across campus for infrastructure support projects. The most important role of the Shop is to support the freshman course MECE-104 Engineering Design Tools, and the capstone course sequence Multidisciplinary Senior Design. The Machine Shop is supported by the Operations Manager for the ME Department as well as two other full-time staff. Additional staffing is provided for extended hours by professional, part-time machinists, and a number of specially-trained student assistants. It is, without question, the most heavily utilized laboratory resource in the department. The Shop also coordinates the use of several supplemental spaces as outlined in the next sections 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
Major equipment: TRAK K3 CNC mill with ProtoTRAK EMX controller (brand new, x3); large Bridgeport 3-axis mill with Compumill CNC controller (x1); TRAK TRL 1440EX CNC lathe with ProtoTRAK ELX controller (brand new, x9); Sharpe manual mill with digital readout (x6); Bridgeport manual mill with digital readout (x6); Bridgeport mill with ProtoTRAK PLUS controller (x1); large LeBlond bed lathe (x1); Harrison M300 bed lathe (x2); TRAK TRL 1440P lathe with ProtoTRAK LX2 controller (x2); DoAll reciprocating surface grinder (x2); Brown & Sharpe cylindrical grinder (x1); Acra vertical drill press (x2); Rockwell vertical drill press (x2); 45-ton shop press (x1); pipe bending jig and tooling (x1); Mecca electric sheet metal brake (x1); Clausing Kalamazoo vertical band saw (brand new, x1); large DoAll horizontal power saw (x1); National manual sheet metal shear (x1); Kalamazoo belt/disc sander (x1); a huge selection of basic and specialized hand tools; various power tools; measurement gages and surface blocks; and a large selection of basic fasteners and other mechanical components. Note that this list does not include any additional equipment that is listed in the following sub-sections.
Recognitions: Southwestern Industries, MSC Industrial Supply, Gleason Foundation.