Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff are all encouraged to utilize the Makerspace for their research projects.
Get Started: Researchers
All the standard protocol is the same, with the one exception that the Materials Fee is higher.
Paying for Materials
Usually researchers setup a Payment Account so members of their lab can easily purchase items that are directly charged to a funding string.
Charging your Materials Fee to your Lab? Let us know when you stop in, and we’ll charge it for you.
Fee For Service Machining + Welding
Most of the Design + Innovation Lab is setup for Do-It-Yourself efforts. In other words, we’re here to help you or your students create your own parts. However, we do offer these options where our staff fabricate your parts as a fee-for-service.
If the above options to not meet your needs, then check out the Prototyping Center at UW-Milwaukee (note: they can accept UW funding strings and are friendly to work with!).
There are also many local and online 3D printing and metal work options.
Non-College of Engineering Users
UW Researchers outside of the College of Engineering can access the Makerspace through an M-Pass. Come and join the community!