Make Lab

About the Make Lab

The Make Lab is and interdisciplinary space open to all students and faculty from all departments. The Lab is a space for making and building and can be used for coursework, research, or just to tinker and learn new tools. The Lab has recently been renovated and is located in Room 107 of the Machine Shop (commonly referred to as the Student Machine Shop). The Lab houses a new CNC metal milling machine for student use and is equipped with a host of metal and wood working tools of various scales and both digital and analog. While the Lab is somewhat focused on machining and metal work, we offer a broad range of equipment, electric and hand tools to support your creativity. A full list of the tools and equipment we offer will be coming soon. The Lab is staffed with Maker Web work students who can assist you, guide your creativity, and help you use tools and equipment. Please see the Maker Web student schedule below. If you have any questions about how to access the Lab or about our resources please submit an inquiry below or feel free to stop by the Lab during our staffed hours.

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN INQUIRY

 


MAKE LAB SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

 

 


Getting Certified to use the Bridgeport Milling Machine and the Metal Lathe

Students and Faculty can now get certified to use the Make Lab’s Milling Machine and Lathe during our staffed hours. Click on the link below to schedule your visit. Please remember to bring safety goggles. The hands-on sessions are one on one with a Lab employee and take about an hour. Please review the appropriate certification tutorial PDF below before your visit. Keep in mind that the two machines have their own specific certification. In order to use both machines you have to be certified on both and will need to make two appointments. Note that the Mill and Lathe can ONLY be accessed by certified users during our open hours under the supervision of a Maker Lab employee.

 

SIGN UP FOR A CERTIFICATION APPOINTMENT

Bridgeport Milling Certification Tutorial

REVIEW THE LATHE TUTORIAL


 

Resources and Links

Introduction to Milling and Lathe Operations

Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Machinery’s Handbook

VIDEO: Squaring stock material on the Bridgeport mill

VIDEO: How to use a Bridgeport and it’s features