Machine Shop

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Steps to Using the Machine Shop

Step #1: Permits and Fees

Ensure you have:

[-] A CoE permit (red OR green) and have paid your materials fee for this semester. Our student staff are required to swipe your ID every time to verify. Note that the M-Pass does not grant you access to the machine shop unless approved by the shop manager (very rare).

Note: College of Engineering faculty and staff are not required to pay the materials fee, however, they must have a CoE permit. 

Step #2: Go to the Check-Out Window

Go to the check-out window and ding the bell if needed. Please see the front desk if you can’t find the check-out window. The student staff will chat about what you need to do and get you setup appropriately. Often equipment needs to be unlocked by the shop manager (this is totally normal).

Step #3: Use and Then Clean-Up

Only you should use the equipment once it’s unlocked. Please clean up after you’re done using the brooms, etc. nearby. Ask our staff if you can’t find something.

Step #4: Let us Know When You’re Done

Let the student staff know when you’re done so they can lock the equipment back up if needed.

What and Where is the Machine Shop?

The machine shop is outlined in red below. It contains the equipment that is more dangerous and thus must have a separately controlled area with more supervision.

What Equipment is in the Machine Shop?

  • All saws
  • All drill presses
  • Thermoformer
  • All routers
  • All pneumatic tools
  • Waterjet
  • All sanders

Questions? Email us at maker-machineshop@engr.wisc.edu

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