Facilities

Machine Shop

For the design and fabrication of prototype devices and components for research and coursework, the Machine Shop utilizes mills, lathes, grinders, saws, and electrostatic discharge cutting machines. Capabilities include precision milling, turning, and grinding; brazing, welding, and soldering; finishing by buffing, bead-blasting, and sand-blasting; production of CAD drawings and CAD programs; contour and cutoff sawing; diamond core drilling, cutting, and grinding; and heat treatment.

Individual Machine Capacity & Precision Data Sheet


This is facilitated by two types of Machines:
  • CNC Machines (Computer Numerical Control - converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software)
  • Manual Machines

Below are details of some of the CNC Machines:

HURCO VMX42SR 5-Axis Machine Center

HURCO VMX42SR 5-Axis Machine Center

Was designed with a swivel head and horizontal rotary table to meet the demands of 5-Axis machining without taking up the floor space typically required.

The VMX42SR includes a special version of WinMax® that was specifically designed to simplify programming of complex, multi-sided parts. In addition to streamlined setup and simplified programming, the VMX42SR delivers accuracy and superb surface finish because it has digital drives, larger ball screws and linear rails, plus heavier servo drives.

Hurco VMX42T 3-Axis Machine Center

Hurco VMX42T 3-Axis Machine Center

High torque, fast feed rates, heavy rigid frame. The VMX Series is known for its huge work cube that lets you schedule a wider variety of work.

Exceptional cutting feed rates and surface finish software options provide the fastest cut with the best quality. Greater part accuracy with heavier, digital servo drives, and larger ball screws. Precise, fast, and accurate.

Hurco TMM10 Small Turning 4-Axis with Live Tooling

Hurco TMM10 Small Turning 4-Axis with Live Tooling

Aslant-bed lathe with live tooling exemplifies the flexibility of the Hurco integrated control. Setup is a snap and programming is streamlined so you can efficiently produce small to medium size lots of parts that require turning and secondary milling/drilling operations. Not only will you benefit from one setup, you won’t lose accuracy because there’s no need to refixture.

Colchester T6M Lathe:

Colchester T6M Lathe

3 Axis CNC Lathes are true precision turning centers with Turret Mounted Powered Tooling, controlled from the state-of-the-art G.E. Fanuc 21i TB control.

‘M’ models have all the machine design features as the 2 axis models with the added production flexibility of live tooling.

Tec EM203 Micro EDM

Smal Tec EM203 Micro EDM

Utilizes the spark erosion phenomenon for removing the material from the workpiece through a dielectric medium. Micro electro-discharge machining can process any material that has electrical conductivity.

It can easily machine materials such as quenched steel and carbides which have a hardness so high that they are difficult to machine using cutting tools.

Mitsubishi EA12V Plunge EDM4-Axis

Mitsubishi EA12V Plunge EDM4-Axis

Is a quite popular processing for injection molds manufacturing. The shape given to the electrode is that of the object that is going to be molded.

In the machining area, each discharge creates a crater in the work piece and an impact on the tool. There is never any mechanical contact between the electrode and work piece. The electrode is usually made of copper or graphite.

Colchester Alpha 2800XS Large Lathe

Colchester Alpha 2800XS Large Lathe

This giant machine total weight s 7 tons is designed for speed and excellent results to big finished components.

The large lathe machine total weight s 7 tons is designed for speed and excellent results to big finished components. The large lathes are especially popular with tool-rooms working with larger work-pieces, for example those with customers in the defense, aerospace, oil, gas and other off-shore industry area.

FA20S Wire EDM5-Axis

Mitsubishi FA20S Wire EDM5-Axis

Uses a metallic wire (electrode) to cut a programmed contour in a workpiece. Extrusion dies and blanking punches are very often machined by wire cutting.

In the machining area, each discharge creates a crater in the workpiece (material removal) and an impact on the tool (wear of the tool/electrode). The wire can be inclined, thus making it possible to make parts with taper or with different profiles at the top and bottom. The wire is usually made of brass or stratified copper.

Zoller Tool Setting Machine

Zoller Tool Setting Machine

A presetting and measuring device for small-scale manufacturing - may be used for any purpose: machining centers, transfer machines, boring mills, CNC-controlled lathes and in tool grinding and sharpening shops for measuring grinding wheels and tools.

Surface Grinder Large

Surface Grinder Large

Designed and robustly constructed for a long and accurate working life with minimal maintenance.

Base, Saddle, Table and Column offer High Rigidity combined with High Sensitivity for Ultra Precision.

Cylindrical Grinder

Cylindrical Grinder

The Suprema 10” Swing x 18” DBC Cylindrical Grinder is a one piece ‘Tee Bed’ designed, robustly constructed, cylindrical grinder, able to accommodate one off, batch, or high volume production.

Direct coupled digital servo motors and rotary encoders from GE-Fanuc®, ensure high geometric accuracy.

Touchscreen technology also from GE-Fanuc® together with Jones & Shipman ‘Easy’ ‘Self-Teach’ programing software enable any operator to easily and quickly produce their first component.

Delta Disc and Belt Sander

Delta Porter 31-300 6" Belt/12" Disc Sanding Center

The Delta 32-300, 6”Belt /12” Disc Sanding Centre/Belt sander

  • Sturdy, cast-iron tables tile 0 Degrees to 45 Degrees for bevel sanding

  • Eccentric belt tracking control for easy, accurate belt alignment

  • Fully-machined and balanced cast-iron disc for smooth, vibration-free operation and proper adhesion of adhesive discs

WF-Wells F16-3 Power Band Saw

WF-Wells F16-3 Power Band Saw

A semi-automatic dual column band saw

Delta 17-959L Laser Drill Press

Delta 17-959L Laser Drill Press

Fully adjustable laser pod projects a crosshair on the work piece to indicate the location of bit contact

Marvel S-36-V Band Saw

Marvel S-36-V Band Saw

This kind of machine used to cut metal, wood, plastic in corresponding shape.

Baileigh Metal Shear

Baileigh Metal Shear

The SH-5203 hydraulic plate shear has a massive electro welded frame and upper carriage that allows this 52" machine to cut 1/4" mild steel smoothly. The hefty upper blade carriage has hardened bearings on three axis that run in hardened polished and ground tracks, making it a very smooth running machine that extends blade life.

Spinner TC-800 CNC Lathe

CNC Lathe
  • The universal lathe for chucks up to 250/315mm and bar machining up to 77 mm diam.
  • Integrated motor spindle and water cooling system
  • With solid hardened and ground slide-ways for heavy duty cutting performance
  • High speed CNC Servo-Turret

Bridgeport Series 1 Manual Milling Machine

Bridgeport Series 1 Manual Milling Machine

For more than 60 years, the Bridgeport Series I Standard Mill - the original, all-purpose mill - has been the "real thing" in milling, drilling, and boring for metalworking shops throughout the world. Today, the Series I Standard continues to fulfill the industry's need for an accurate, reliable, and versatile mill.

Vertex U2 Tool Bit Grinder

Cizeta Hydraulic Press

For grinding HSS and carbide engraving cutter as well as single lip or multiple lip cutters of various shapes such as radiuses cutters or negative taper angle of cutters.

ROMI Manual Lathe

Mitsubishi FA20S Wire EDM5-Axis

We have both the 20x60 and the 16x30 ROMI Manual Lathes.

​CNC Press Brake 8-axis

Accurpress brake
The Accurpress press brake is machine tool used for bending sheet and plate material.

​​Hydraulic Press Capacity 100T

Cizeta Hydraulic Press
The Cizeta hydraulic press is used for forging metal parts.

​Top Loading Balance

Top Loading Balance
For accurate weight measurement.