ME Manufacturing Labs


Industrial Support

Caterpillar Inc.
Cargill, Inc.
Neiman Enterprises
Nucor Corporation


ME 125L Product Design and Development, Design for Manufacturing

Course Description

Design for Manufacturability will teach design skills (solid modeling CAD and CAM)  to improve the interface with manufacturing as well as the manufacturing skills required for departmental project builds. There is a strong emphasis on the connection between the design process and manufacturing with an end goal of concurrent engineering.  Additionally there is exposure to corporate policy with an emphasis on safety.  

Resources


Conventional Manufacturing Lab CM 214

This lab is available for mechanical engineering student use (with some provisions for out-of-department use). The lab is designed to ingrain design for manufacturing and corporate culture in the student through student projects, particularly in support of the product design series. The lab is supported by the lab coordinator, lab technician, and a team of student mentors. The lab offers manual machining, CNC machining, and welding.

Lab managers

Usage policy

Student training and equipment access is available through ME 125L. Students must complete the course and be evaluated by department staff before using equipment. Once authorization is granted, students maintain access throughout their academic career contingent on the completion of an annual safety refresher. Out-of-department use and contract work are also available through special authorization.

Documentation policy

A complete work order and fully-dimensioned and -toleranced engineering drawing is required for all projects prior to fabrication.

Machining Equipment

  • Haas Minimill VMC (16x12x10)
  • Trak DPM3 CNC vertical mill (31x17x35)
  • Sharps LMV vertical mill (37x12x12)
  • Acra AM2V vertical mill (30x12.5x16)

Turning Equipment

  • Trak TRL 1630 CNC lathe
  • Kent 1020 collet toolroom lathe
  • Southbend heavy 10 collet toolroom lathe
  • KENT 1440 Gear Head engine lathe

Welding/Plasma Equipment

  • Millermatic 211 Mig with spoolgun
  • Smiths oxyacetylene torch

Other

  • Wellsaw V20 vertical bandsaw
  • Jet EH8-8VSM Horizontal band saw
  • Wilton/Strands toolroom drill press
  • Acer AGS 1020 Automated surface grinder

Woods Lab CM 204

This lab is available for mechanical engineering student use (some provisions for out-of-department use). The lab is designed to ingrain design for manufacturing and corporate culture in the student through student projects, particularly in support of the product design series. The lab is supported by the lab coordinator, lab technician, and a team of student mentors. The lab offers wood and composite manufacturing equipment

Lab managers

Usage policy

Student training and equipment access is available through ME 125L. Students must complete the course and be evaluated by department staff before using equipment. Once authorization is granted, students maintain access throughout their academic career contingent on the completion of an annual safety refresher. Out-of-department use and contract work are also available through special authorization.                                             

Documentation policy

A complete work order and fully-dimensioned and -toleranced engineering drawing is required for all projects prior to initiation fabrication.

Equipment

  • Saw stop 10” table saw
  • Dewalt 14” planer
  • Dewalt 10” miter saw (qty2)
  • Bostich pneumatic brad gun (qty 2)
  • Birmingham 12 speed 1 hp drill press
  • Rockwell 14” band saw
  • Craftsman 6” x 48” belt sander
  • Delta abrasive composite table saw
  • Husqvarna diamond composite saw