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Electrical Fabrication Lab (Corley Annex 5)
The Biosystems Engineering Department maintains an electrical and electronic fabrication shop. This 798 square foot laboratory is available to students for fabrication of electronic or electrical projects.
Mechanical Fabrication Lab with Structural Testing Center (Corley Annex 112)
The departmental fabrication shop, which is 4843 square feet, houses machining, cutting, and welding equipment. The fabrication shop also provides a large area that is used for fabrication of student projects as well as research equipment. Approximately 500 square feet of space is reserved for the Quarter-Scale Tractor Design Team to use when fabricating their tractor. The shop is adequate for fabricating teaching equipment and student projects; however, many of the machine tools are nearing 50 years old. Efforts are underway to acquire newer machine tools. Recent acquisitions include a new horizontal band saw, metal worker, and CNC plasma cutting table.
The fabrication shop also houses a test frame for conducting structural testing of full-sized wood beams, columns, trusses, or bridge components. The test frame has a 200,000 pound capacity and is capable of testing components up to 30 ft long. Approximately 500 square feet of space is reserved for the structural testing area. This equipment is adequate for continued teaching of structural behavior concepts.