Facilities and Resources

Each Senior Capstone Design team works with an advisor - one of our world-class faculty members in the department. Throughout the department and the College of Engineering, our student teams have access to an impressive array of equipment, laboratories, and services, including the Machine Shop, Rapid Prototyping Lab, and Innovation Studio.


Rapid Prototyping Lab (Ford Lab)

rapid prototyping labRapid prototyping systems, offering many choices of materials:

  • 3D Systems Viper Stereolithography
  • Objet Eden 350 Multijet Modeler
  • EOS Formiga Selective Laser Sintering
  • Stratasys Fortus 360 Fused Deposition Method

3-D laser non-contact scanner for reverse engineering


Innovation Studio Innovation Studio

  • Laser cutters
  • 3D printers
  • Power tools



water jet cutting aluminumMachine Shop

  • Staffed by professional machinists
  • Consultations with engineering staff and machinists
  • Fabrication of complex components

A full inventory of sophisticated instrumentation:

  • CNC water jet sheet cutting
  • EDM fabrication (both wire and ram type systems)
  • Physical test and measurement
  • Data acquisition and control
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • High speed video cameras

Testing laboratories and professional support staff: testing lab

  • Strength of materials
  • Dynamics and controls
  • Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

Project laboratory space:

  • Each team has its own assigned workspace
  • Student shop equipped to facilitate prototype development and testing