Machine Shop

Location Shop hours
CPE 1.402 & 1.408 Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Consultation hours
Monday-Thursday
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Staff

Building Manager
Shallaco McDonald
512-471-7867
smcdonald@che.utexas.edu
Technician
Anthony Le
512-471-3460
ale@che.utexas.edu

Services

Equipment repair Pipe/tube fitting Design consultation
Electrical troubleshooting Wood working Infrastructure support
Metal machining/welding Parts fabrication General building maintenance
Building and lab maintenance Repairs and Renovations

New Project Consultation

Shop staff offer consultation on student projects. Students need to email smcdonald@che.utexas.edu to set up an appointment in CPE 1.402 during consultation hours.

Students need to bring detailed sketches done on an AutoCad program or graphing paper using English Units. AutoCad is available for free through the university Information Technology Services. Students should place comprehensive thought into all designs and use appropriate materials for sketches. If project machining needs exceed 10 hours, external assistance may be necessary. Contact these local vendors for materials and hardware.

Repairs

Repair requests are also made by appointment during consultation hours. If repairs needed surpass the shop’s capabilities, shop staff will refer students to a trained service technician for further assistance.

Other Resources

Students can make use of machining equipment in the Mechanical Engineering Shop located in ETC 1.210 upon completing a four hour shop certification provided by the shop supervisor.