CECS Machine Shop


open Monday - Friday
9AM - 6PM


W130 Brown Hall Basement

The machine shop is open to students, faculty, and staff who need metalworking equipment. The shop has many lathes and milling machines as well as two large CNC routers and a welding booth with both MIG and TIG welders. Other useful equipment includes band saws, a drill press, and a large saw. 

In order to use some of the big equipment, one must complete online training tests on the Canvas Makerspace Training Portal. You should have received access to this portal at the beginning of your freshman year. If not please log in to Canvas. Then click ‘Courses’ -> ‘All Courses’ -> ‘Browse More Courses’ (in the top right), then find the Makerspace Training Portal, select it and click ‘Join this course’.



Resources in the CECS Machine Shop:

The cage

has a lot of materials and tools for fastening and completing projects. Some examples are:

  • Nuts, bolts, and washers

  • Set screws and other various fasteners

  • Wrenches

  • Clamps

  • Hammers

  • and other common tools



Metal and plastic rack

in the CECS machine shop has building materials such as:

  • Steel

  • Aluminum

  • PVC

  • HDPE

These come in long extrusion variants that can be cut by other tools in the machine shop to the desired size.


Computer station

located by the CNC milling machines. These computers have software that is useful for the machine shop such as:

  • Solidworks

  • Mastercam

Mastrcam uses your Solidworks parts and creates a toolpath and G-code. G-code is what rund a CNC router to mill the part from your Solidworks drawing. It's really cool!




Machines in the Machine Shop: