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Engineering Fabrication Laboratory

To support student projects and faculty research in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, the college has a fabrication laboratory in RBN 1020 occupying 1,650 square feet.

The laboratory includes the following equipment:

  • Atrump vertical mill and Atrump engine lathe
  • Smithy 10x32 CNC Mill
  • Wilton drill press
  • Table saw, chop saw, horizontal band saw, and contour band saw
  • Grinders, buffers and disk and belt sander
  • Surface grinder
  • Tool sharpening grinder
  • Sheet metal shear and break
  • Cyclone bead blasting system
  • Enerpac hydraulic press
  • Hydraulic tubing and pipe bender
  • One-metric-ton, folding floor crane
  • Parts washer
  • 2 ton powered overhead hoist

A welding cell is housed in the Fabrication Laboratory with the following equipment:

  • Lincoln MIG welder
  • Lincoln Combined TIG and stick welder
  • Plasma cutter
  • Heat treatment furnace
  • Oxyacetylene cutting and welding torch
  • Downdraft welding platen
  • Aluminum tilt pour furnace and crucible

Mr. Jim Mills is the staff member responsible for the Fabrication Laboratory.

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