MPRL Capabilities

Faculty working with machining tools.

Projects completed in the MIME Machining and Product Realization Laboratory range from undergraduate course assignments to faculty research tools. Items may be fabricated from a variety of materials including plastics, composites, ceramics, and metals. The following MPRL equipment facilitates this work:

  • 9 engine lathes
  • 10 vertical milling machines
  • 4 CNC vertical milling machine centers (3-axis, one 4-axis)
  • 2 CNC turning (lathe) centers
  • Electro Arc Metal Disintegrating Machine
  • Wire EDM burning machine
  • MIG and TIG welders
  • Sheet metal fabrication tooling
  • Dimension BST Rapid Prototyping Machine
  • Fortus 400mc Rapid Prototyping Machine
  • Wood sawing and shaping tools
  • Omax Protomax Waterjet Machine

The MPRL also uses a variety of CAD/CAM software tools, including Solid Works, Autodesk, and EdgeCam, for solid modeling and computer-aided manufacturing.

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