SEAS Engineering Machine Shop

The SEAS Engineering Machine Shop supports experimental research, student clubs and course requirements. Highly skilled staff provide technical support for faculty, staff and students.  

SEAS engineering machine shop.

The machine shop offers:

  • Design assistance, repairs, fabrication and assembly of laboratory components, equipment and machinery using a wide range of materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastics and wood.
  • Full complement of modern precision tooling and machinery, including CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machining.
  • Supervised student workshop that, following a safety orientation, allows hands-on access to machines and equipment for undergraduate and graduate engineering students involved in designing and fabrication of research equipment and class projects. It is also available to engineering cub members that are involved in designing and fabrication of competitive intercollegiate projects.  

Hours of Operation

The main shop is located in 105 Jarvis Hall, and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

The Student Machine Shop, located in 111 Jarvis Hall, is open after hours on Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Student Machine Shop Guidelines: Fall 2019

  1. Safety is to be the absolutely most important consideration
  2. After-hours sessions of the Student Machine Shop (111 Jarvis) are: Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  3. The Main Shop (105 Jarvis) will not be accessible after-hours
  4. The after-hours Student Machine Shop (111 Jarvis) will be available only when a certified Student Shop Supervisor is overseeing the session
  5. Each Student User must have completed their Online Shop Safety Certification Course
  6. Each Student User must individually swipe their valid UB card for entry to the after-hours sessions of the Student Machine Shop and give it to the Student Shop Supervisor
  7. The number of Student Users will be limited to ten (10) Student Users at one (1) time per session of the Student Machine Shop
  8. The Student Shop Supervisor will initiate and end the after-hours sessions of the Student Machine Shop by unlocking the dead-bolt over-ride at the start of the session and locking the dead-bolt over-ride at the end of the session
  9. Student Users must indicate in the written log describing what they did and which machines were used during each session
  10. The Student Shop Supervisor is responsible for safety in the after-hours sessions of the Student Machine Shop and must be respected and obeyed
  11. Student Users who do not behave safely and responsibly will be asked to leave the Student Machine Shop and will be banned from using the after-hours Student Machine Shop
  12. Student Users with no previous machining experience will not be allowed to use the afterhours Student Machine Shop and will be referred to see the Shop Staff during normal daytime operation
  13. Student User priority will be given to Student Users working on official UB course or club projects on a first-come-first serve basis at the discretion of the Student Shop Supervisor
  14. Advanced reservations (made directly with the Student Shop Supervisor) are not required but are encouraged to facilitate fair scheduling

Student Shop Supervisor Schedule

Monday and Saturday: Renaud Tessier

Tuesday and Friday: Ian Desjardins

Wednesday and Thursday: Frederic Handelmann