UTDesign Fabrication Shop

The UTDesign shop is an area for the modification or fabrication of parts and items that are integral to our student team’s project success. The shop is well equipped with powered and unpowered tools capable of working wood, foam, plastics and soft metals.

The Fabrication Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

fabrication shop

Access to the shop area is limited due to the risk and dangers inherent to the operation of equipment and tools located in that area. UTDesign students can gain supervised access to the shop after completing the required online training courses as well as reading and signing the “Shop Safety Guidelines” document; these rules and training courses are designed to keep students from seriously injuring them or others.

To gain supervised access to the fabrication shop, students need to pass a series of online training:

  • PPE
  • General Safety Orientation
  • Shop Safety (Hand and Power Tool Safety)
  • Fire Extinguisher Course

The online training courses can be located at https://utd.bioraft.com. They are under “Training/Course Directory”

Here is a short list of tools and equipment available for use in the UTDesign Fabrication Shop:

  • Vertical band saw
  • Drill Press
  • Miter Saw
  • Scroll Saw
  • Bench top grinder
  • Hammers
  • Hand Saws
  • Hand Wrenches
  • Screw Drivers