The Metals Lab provides tools, equipment, training, and workspace for small and large scale projects involving sheet metals and steel structural sections. MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding stations are available for student and faculty use as well as a range of equipment for cutting, bending and finishing metals. The Metals Lab allows for a range of fabrication as well as exploratory work in support of studio and thesis work, research, and design–build projects.
Introductory tutorials in MIG welding and metals fabrication can be scheduled through the lab coordinator.
Metals Lab Hours
Due to safety protocols during the Covid pandemic, for the 2020-21 academic year access to the Metals Lab will be by scheduled appointment only.
Visit the Metals Lab Scheduling page to reserve space and time in the Metals Lab.
Welding Tutorial Scheduling
To schedule a welding tutorial, please visit the Metals Lab Scheduling page.
Welding Tutorial Sessions
Tutorials are limited to two per session and will last 1-1/2 hours depending on the size of the training group. If you cannot make your scheduled tutorial session, please contact the coordinator with as much lead time as possible as there may be another person waiting for a session.
Introductory manuals for MIG and TIG welding are available on the Metals Lab webpage. Please review these manuals prior to your training session(s).
Project Assistance for Students + Faculty
We can provide assistance in the planning and execution of your work involving metal fabrications involving coursework, special projects and research activity.
Please use the request form found on the Metals Lab Scheduling page or contact the Metals Lab Coordinator to schedule a meeting.
Contact and Information
Coordinator: Mick Kennedy / 1224 A+A / firstname.lastname@example.org
A reference handbook has been prepared to orient users to the Metals Lab tools, procedures, and operations. Users are strongly encouraged to review these materials prior to contacting the lab or lab coordinator.
Metals Lab Handbook (PDF)