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Machine Shop


The College of Engineering Machine Shop is a full service machine shop and wood shop that supports research, course requirements and student organizations.  The facility has two highly skilled machinists who provide technical support for faculty, staff and students with a combined industrial and academic experience of more than 70 years.

The Shop is a multi-purpose machining facility, including a fully equipped wood shop capable of meeting most design needs. The Shop and its staff specialize in research and academic environments, testing fixtures and fabrications of all sizes. Our services are available to all departments in the College of Engineering as well as other colleges and academic departments at the University of South Florida. 

The machine shop offers:

  • Design assistance, repairs, fabrication and assembly 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 using FeatureCAM® CNC software that can convert SolidWorks and AutoCAD data to meet your design needs
  • Our shop is fully equipped with various welders including TIG, MIG, Stick welders and a Plasma Cutter
  • Our wood shop offers a wide variety of woodworking machinery, equipment and hand tools for milling, drilling and cutting wood and plastic


Machining Centers

  • CNC Milling Machines
  • CNC Lathe
  • Manual Milling Machines
  • Manual Milling Lathes
  • Surface Grinder
  • Radial Arm Drill Press

Metal Cutting

  • Vertical Bandsaw
  • Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Cold Saw
  • Abrasive Cut-Off Saw
  • Oxy-Acetylene Torch
  • Plasma Cutter

Welding Center

  • TIG Wedler
  • MIG Welder
  • Stick Welder
  • Hand-held Spot Welder


  • Shear
  • Bending Brake
  • Beverly Shear
  • Tubing Bender
  • Notcher

Other Equipment

  • Drill Press
  • Arbor Press
  • 17.5 Ton Hydraulic Press
  • Buffer
  • Drill Grinder
  • Various Manual and Power Hand Tools



Watch a short video showcasing our equipment!