Facilities and Resources

Each senior 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.

FACILITIES/RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT ILLINOIS

Rapid 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

CNC water jet sheet cutting

3-D laser non-contact scanner for reverse engineering

EDM fabrication (both wire and ram type systems)

Precision machine shop:

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

A full inventory of sophisticated instrumentation:

  • Physical test and measurement
  • Data acquisition and control
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • High speed video cameras

Testing laboratories and professional support staff:

  • 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