Metalshop – Equipment and Facility


Kresge-Ford Building – Rooms: B 103, B 107 & B 109

Fabrication equipment

Forming tools, cutting tools and shears

48” 11 gauge hydraulic sheet metal bench shear.
48” 16 gauge manual roll former.
48” 16 gauge manual box and pan brake.
72” 11 gauge capacity manual bending brake.
   Heinrich metal punch. 
4” Beverly shear.
   Hossfeld Universal Number 2 Bender with hydraulic attachment and dies.
   Number 3 Diacro pipe bender and dies.
   Clausing Startrite 14” cold cut saw.
   Roll-in variable speed, gravity feed metal band saw.
   Horizontal band saw.
   Powermatic 20” drill press.
   Bridgeport vertical milling machine.
   Kent USA 14” variable speed metal lathe.
   50 ton H-Frame hydraulic press.
   Hand tools including cut off tools, jigsaws, hacksaws, Jewelers saws, drills, hammer drill, sawzall, 
   nibbler, tap and die set, punches, files, etc.

Abrasive Tools

Trinco Sandblaster with 4’ x 8’ capacity.
Spindle sander.
Bench grinder.
20” Disk sander. 
ALMI Jancy Tube notcher for fish-mouthing tubing from ½” – 3 ” in diameter.
Stationary wire wheel, and 3M scotch brite deburring wheel.
Stationary polishing wheels.
90 PSI constant compressor for pneumatic tools.
Large selection of pneumatic and electric grinders and hand tools.
Direct ventilation system for all abrasive equipment.

Other features

1000 sq. ft. outdoor gated work area with overhead hoist and small crane for larger work.
A large selection of hand tools and safety equipment.

Welding Equipment

Six station oxy/acetylene manifold welding system with ventilation.
   Portable oxy/acetylene welding setup.
   Natural gas/air annealing torch with slot hood.
   3 Miller Synchrowave TIG welders 250 amp
   2 Miller Millermatic MIG welder, 250 amp.
   Miller resistance spot welder.
Build-Pro 36” x 8’ welding table with clamping set-up
   Hypertherm Power Max 85 Hand Held Plasma cutter.
   Down draft ventilation table.
   Ventilated electric welding area with 3 fume arms.

Foundry Equipment

Processes Utilized

Ceramic Shell (Lost Wax)
   Resin Bonded Sand
   Classical Investment
   Molds (Silicone, Urethane, Plaster)


MIFCO McEnglevan B-1501 Furnace set below grade.
   3 – 100X Crucible (Holds 100 lbs. Aluminum, 300 lbs. Silicon bronze).
   Large 1500 Degree flashfire burnout Kiln (Ceramic Shell).
   Outdoor Iron Melting Cupola (400 lb. well) 
   Slurry tank – 45 gallon, 18” diameter.
Fluidized silica beds
   1-ton ceiling mounted chain fall.
   Muller (for mixing resin bonded sand).
   Wax pot – 15 gallon.

Safety Equipment

Shop ventilation includes burnout kiln, furnace, wax and slurry stations.
   Protective clothing (leather spats, 3/4 length coats, gauntlet gloves, aluminized aprons, and shielded helmets).
   Eye Wash station and shower.

Other Foundry Features

1000 sq. ft. outdoor gated work area with 1 Ton overhead hoist with electric control.