Manufacturing Lab

manufacturing lab
A group of 3 students working in the Manufacturing lab
 CNC Machine

Director: Prof. Rob Speckert


Middletown Campus: Thesken Hall, Room 08

Hamilton Campus: Phelps Hall, Room 102

The Manufacturing Laboratories in Engineering Technology provide opportunities for students to demonstrate and apply the concepts of machining (turning, milling, drilling, etc.), computer numerical control (CNC) programming, CAD/CAM, 3D printing,  robotics, automation/system integration, and quality control/SPC. Students utilize the lab equipment to manufacture parts and systems for their manufacturing classes, projects for other classes, and senior design projects. Students gain hands-on experience with manual machining, CNC programming, robotics programming, PLC programming and system integration. The main equipment in these labs are:

  • Lathes, mills, drills, cut-off saws, and bench grinders
  • CNC machines
  • 3D printers
  • Robots
  • PLCs
  • Conveyors
  • Various measurement devices
  • Material testing equipment
  • Complete set of hand tools