Days/Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Upon entering the Manufacturing Lab, please sign in on the clipboard and speak with the lab manager, Clarence Bess, before using the lab equipment to further discuss and develop your project. Don’t forget to sign out when leaving.
The Manufacturing Lab is also home to Limbitless Solutions.
- 3D Printer (located in office) Please send over designs in a STL file. See below for information on how to make a request to use the printer.
- 3 Manual Milling Machines with digital read outs.
- Tri Onics
- Small Computer Numerical Control Milling Machine (Can be programmed to cut to cut aluminum, steel, copper, brass, wood, plastic. Does not cut concrete.)
- Haas VF-2, Milling Machining Center (holds 20 different tools and changes cutters/drills)
- Fadal Machining Center (folds 20 different tools and changes cutters/drills)
- Haas ST-10 Lathe
- Time Master Manual Lathe with digital readout and 5-foot bed.
- MasterCam Lab
- Run a program here before we go to the machine to see how it works. Includes simulator.
- Small supply of stock including wood, aluminum, steel, acrylic and copper.
- WellSaw Horizontal band saw
- DoAll Horizontal band saw
- DeWault cut-off saw (for cutting materials that are heat treated)
- Vertical cut-off saw
- 12-inch Compound Miter Saw (usually for cutting wood)
- Small Lathe, Jet Lathe with a 3-foot bed
- Hardware (screws, nuts, bolts)
- Basic tools
General Rules and Procedures
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the Manufacturing Lab.
- Please sign in and speak with Clarence Bess, lab manager, before entering the lab and working.
- No loose-fitted clothing or jewelry is permitted in the lab.
- Close-toed shoes only.
- Cell phones are permitted in the workspace.
- Clean up after yourself.
- To request a work order and receive a quote for a project, visit machinelab.cecs.ucf.edu and click on request a quote > e2-113-mlserver > orders > add new item. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response.
- Don’t forget to attach your design (preferably in Solidworks) for machining. If the job is to be made on the 3D Printer, save your design as STL Files and then attach.
- Capacity: If no machines running – 20 people. If machines are in use – five people per one instructor. Eye protection needed.
- Any work completed by the lab manager is $40 an hour. Please see the General Rules and Procedures section, above, for more information on requesting a quote.
- The first half hour of work is free, but you must be present to watch and learn from the lab manager.
- For 3D Printer, the cost is $7/cubic inch for print jobs.
Contact: Clarence Bess, lab manager
Please contact Clarence Bess to schedule tours and events.
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