University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shop Capabilities

Mill Work

CNC Milling - 2D & 3D profiling capabilities in metals and plastics

CNC Mill

Lathe Work

Precision turning on one of 3 engine lathes


Sheet Metal Work

Complex profile cutting on CNC plasma table up to 4' x 4'
Shear up to 1/4" x 6' steel
Brake press capable of bending up to six foot lengths
Rolling capabilities up to 3 feet wide
Hole and slot punching up to 1 1/16" through 3/4" thick material

Plasma cutter

Rapid prototyping

3D Printers - Makerbot Replicator 2X, Lulzbot Taz,6, FormLabs Form2

3D printer


The shop has vertical and horizontal bandsaws as well as cold saws for cutting stock material


TIG welding steel, aluminum or stainless
MIG welding steel
Spot welding of thin material


Ability to media blast paint, rust, and scale in a 4' x 3' x 3' blast cabinet


Ability to cut dimensional lumber and plywood of various sizes
Router capability for patterning or edge treatments