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.


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