COE Machine Shop

Jeremy Phillips, Shop Manager
James Gillman, Assistant Machinist

The Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering maintains a Machine shop for support of research programs and of undergraduate and graduate education. The Machine Shop assists students, faculty, and staff with their cutting edge research and education by providing the necessary knowledge, equipment, and experience in machining and fabrication. In addition to offering the latest in CAD/CAM programs, the COE Machine Shop is equipped with a Haas CNC lathe, Haas CNC mills, and an Omax water jet machining center, enabling the shop to offer a high level of part accuracy for a variety of manufacturing processes.

The COE Machine Shop fabricates and assembles custom designed parts and prototypes for FAMU and FSU students, faculty, and staff in all the departments at the College of Engineering. Under the supervision of the machine shop staff, students and faculty who have taken introductory machine shop courses are welcome to get hands on experience working in the Machine Shop. Qualified personnel must supervise all work, and proper attire and safety equipment must be worn at all times in the shop.

How to Request Services

To submit a work request, please come in to the shop to discuss your specific request and fill out an online work order form to be placed in the shop's work queue. Remember, drawings are required for most jobs and must be submitted at the time of request.

Contact Info and Location

  • Location: Building A, Room 118
  • Main Shop Phone: (850) 410-6113

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 7:30 -12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Closed Holidays

Personnel

Services

  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Soldering
  • Fabrication
  • Design Assistance
  • Minor Wood Working
  • Vinyl Graphics (Stickers)

Equipment

*Machining Centers*
Haas Super Mini Mill
Haas Mini Mill
Haas SL-10 Turning Center
Lagun Vertical Conventional Mills
Lagun Engine Lathe 16" Swing
Vectrax Tool Room Lathe 11" Swing
Solberga Gear Head Drill Press

*Metal Cutting*
Omax 2626 JetMachining Center
Grob Vertical Bandsaw
DoAll Horizontal Bandsaw
Oxy-Acetylene Torch
Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter

*Sheet Metal*
Metal Shear
Metal-bending Break

*Welding center*
Miller 211 mig
Miller 251 mig
Miller Sycrowave 250 Tig
Hand-held Spot welder

*Other Equipment*
Abrasive Media Blasting Cabinet
Tubing Bender and Notcher
Dewalt Tablesaw
Bosch 12 in. Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Router
Vinyl Cutter
JD2 Pipe/Tubing Hydraulic Bender
Godzilla End Mill Pipe/Tubing Notcher

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

General

  • University employees or students shall not turn on, use, repair, or operate any machine, tool, vehicle, crane, electricity, gas, steam, air, acid, caustic or other dangerous material or equipment unless authorized by a supervisor.
  • Safety guards and devices furnished by the University or department shall be used. Removal or non-use will not be authorized.
  • Approved personal protective equipment shall be worn when the exposure indicates the need for it, i.e., head and ear protection, face and eye protection, respiratory equipment, safety belts, protective footwear, etc.
  • Only tools, equipment, and machinery that is properly maintained and adjusted may be used.
  • University-provided tools may not be modified unless authorized by a supervisor.
  • Floors must be kept free of debris or substances that might constitute a tripping or slipping hazard. Employees or students responsible for any such spill shall clean it up immediately.
  • Horseplay, running, and practical jokes are prohibited in the shop because of potential slipping, tripping, and collision hazards.

Clothing & Safe Dress

  • Employees and students will wear clothing appropriate to their tasks.
  • For those working with machinery or in other hazardous operations, clothing should be well fitted, with no loose or flowing appendages. Sleeves, if full length, should be buttoned at the wrist. The practice of working without a shirt is not approved.
  • Shoes should be well fitted with good soles and heels and of a style that completely covers the foot. Open-toe shoes, or lightweight shoes of the canvas "sneaker" type may not be safe. Safety shoes or safety toecaps are recommended in foot-hazardous work.
  • Employees and students with long hair who work around moving machinery must wear adequate hair covering to preclude the possibility of entanglement.
  • Jewelry such as rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, watches shall not be worn when they constitute a hazard, i.e. working around moving machinery, electrical or electronics equipment, etc.