Do It Yourself
The College of Engineering program is design-focused and
laboratory intensive. The Stan Jaskolski Discovery Learning Center
Laboratory provides a fully equipped, on-site machine shop for design and
production of prototypes, test fixtures or complex objects. It is where
students get the job done.
There are requirements prior to using our
gear for your project.
shop training certification for any machine tools
or shop access needed.
Create a print or write up a process sheet for the work you will be doing.
3. Perform the work.
The DLC Lab is used by other students, faculty and staff, so it
is crucial to allow sufficient time in your timeline to complete your
project. Contact the Operations Engineer for an appointment to discuss the
project and tooling requirements.
Shop training is required for anyone using the DLC Lab
Shop. The level of training depends on the equipment needed for the project.
Mastering this machine tool equipment takes time and practice. Plan your
No "training" assistance or hands on technical
be given during a DIY project.Training assistance given to one student
during a DIY make causes reduced attention to the rest of the shop. The shop
machinist job duties require them to be constantly vigilant when multiple
students are in the shop.
You will be monitored during a DIY while in the shop. The process sheet or print will be required
for anyone asking questions of the shop machinist. Prior to the start of any
job, DLC Lab staff will be glad to
assist students in selection of the proper tooling to safely and accurately
complete a job. We encourage preplanning a job.
The tool crib will check
out hand tools to those that do not have any training. Powered hand tools
will be made available at our discretion.
USING THE LAB
CALENDARS, TASK LIST, USEFULS