CECS Machine Shop

The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences machine shop consists of a full-service shop that provides machining, assembly and fabrication services in support of research projects and instructional laboratories for CECS students, staff, and faculty working on CECS projects. All persons using the shop must follow the Machine Shop Policy and ProceduresPDF versionText only version.


Location & Hours of Operation
Brown Hall W130
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday


Shop Manager
J. Scott Willmeng
Brown Hall W130


Shop Use Policy

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in CECS course and CECS faculty and staff are eligible to work in the shop. All shop users must do the following before using the shop:

Attend Basic Shop Safety and Operating Procedures conducted by the Shop Manager before shop usage.
Take and pass  Safety Exam given by Shop Manager.

All CECS students, faculty, and staff must do the following when using the shop:

Sign in and out of shop
Follow all safety rules and procedures while in the machine shop, including the use of protective equipment as required.
Always work with another approved user or supervisor in the Machine Shop.

Student use of tools or equipment is to be supervised by Shop Manager or Faculty Member.
If Shop Manager or Faculty Member is not present, at least two students must be in the shop at all times during the use of tools or equipment. Use of the shop must still be approved by Shop Manager or trained proxy, approved by Shop Manager and Department Head. Shop Manager or approved proxy is responsible for the safety of the students while in the machine shop. If working in the Machine Shop without Shop Manager, users must make sure the door is locked when they leave.

Never perform tasks for which they have not been trained.
Always ask, and get assistance with, any new or unusual work to be done in the shop.
Clean and return to proper storage place all equipment and tools used.
Report any broken, damaged, or malfunctioning equipment.

Regardless of user experience, the amount of prior experience required before one can use the machine shop without supervision is at the discretion of the Shop Manager.

Any violation of these rules and/or unsafe or improper use of machine or tools, not listening to or following instructions, or lack of judgment will result in a warning and possibly loss of shop use privileges.

Safety Equipment

• Fire extinguisher – W130 just inside door on west wall                       

• Telephone – W130 Inside Shop Manager office

• Power shut off – W130 just inside door on west wall

• Fire alarm – Hallway outside W130 between double doors and overhead door

• Personal protection equipment

               Safety Glasses W130 just inside door on west wall

               Welding Helmets & Smock W130 on east wall of welding booth

               Welding Gloves W130 in cabinet drawer next to welding booth

• First aid kit – W130 over sink next to Shop Manager office

• Eye wash – W130 next to Shop Manager office

                      W120 next to chemical sink

• Chemical sink – W120 south wall

• Hooded vent  – W120 south wall



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