Machine shop (in the new Tech Spark)

Our mission is to provide a safe and innovative instructional workshop facility that serves the College of Engineering students, researchers, staff and faculty.

We offer our students and researchers an opportunity to learn the “manufacturing side” of Mechanical Engineering, making use of manual and cutting edge CAD/CAM/CNC, laser cutting/engraving, and rapid prototyping machines after completing a shop safety course.

Our staff members bring many years of experience in prototyping to mentor students and researchers through the process of design, fabrication and modification of prototypes bringing their ideas to life. 

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The Tech Spark's machine shop services

The Tech Spark's machine shop offers prototype design and fabrication services for the College of Engineering as well as the campus at large.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Hourly Rate: $78.12
Phone: 412-268-2515                 Lab Office: 412-268-2516

Equipment list

Haas VF-2 4 axis CNC machining center
Haas VF-2 4 axis CNC machining center
Haas Minimill2 4 axis CNC machining center
Haas ST-10 CNC turning center
15” Clausing engine lathe
13” Clausing Toolroom lathe
13” Hardinge Toolroom lathe
Sharp Horizontal/Vertical milling machine
Bridgeport milling machine
Clausing Radial drill press
TIG / MIG welding
Hydraulic shear, notcher, sheet metal rolls and box brake
Dake cold saw
Vertical and horizontal cut off saw
Glass beading cabinet
Inspection - Zeiss CMM and optical comparator

Student equipment

(5)  Sharp vertical milling machine
(5) 13” Clausing lathe
(5) Knuth Drill press
(4) Haas OM-2 CNC machining center
Haas Minimill 2 machining center
Belt sander