Basic Shop Information
These are the rules for using the machine shop. For
your safety, and the safety and convenience of others, make sure you are
familiar with this guide before using major equipment in the shop.
Shop Safety Video
This video guide provides important safety information
and shop guidance. Be sure to watch this video before beginning work in
the shop for the first time.
ME 223 Shop Orientation(.pdf)
ME 223 Shop Orientation (.doc)
This basic orientation covers what ME 223 students
need to know for ME 223 projects. Note: The ME 223 orientation does not
cover major equipment such as mills and lathes, which are not used by ME
Before You Enter the Shop (.docx)
Use this checklist guide to ensure that you are
prepared to efficiently carry out a project in the shop.
Shop After-Hours (.doc)
This guide covers usage of the machine shop outside of
the regular hours.
U of I Machine Plan Template (.docx)
U of I Machine Plan Example (.docx)
When preparing to machine a part in the U of I machine shop, use the Machine Plan to help you work effectively
and efficiently. If necessary, review the Machine Plan example and note
procedures and best practices for filling out a Machine Plan.