University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shop Capabilities

Metal Working

Mill Work

CNC Mill - 2D & 3D capabilities in metals and plastics

Student using a mill at the machine shop

Lathe Work

CNC Lathe - precision turning on one of 3 engine lathes

Student using a lathe at the machine shop

Metal Working

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

Metal Cutting

Complex profile cutting on CNC plasma table up to 4' x 4'
Shear up to 1/4" x 6' steel
Vertical and horizontal bandsaws and cold saws for cutting stock material

Plasma table at the machine shop

Welding

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

A student welding at the machine shop

Sandblasting

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

3D Printing

Rapid prototyping

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

Lulzbot 3d printer at the machine shop

Woodworking

Workshop Capabilities

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

The woodworking area at the machine shop

Sawing

Table saw, miter saw, and vertical band saw

Kody Habeck using a saw at the machine shop