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Manufacturing Lab

Lab Advisor: Rapinder Sawheny
Lab Asistant:Yiwen Xu
Tel: 865-974-3511
Laboratory Location: 210 Dougherty Engineering Bldg


Manufacturing Lab is a co-departmental laboratory shared by the Departments of ISE and Mechanical Engineering. The laboratory was established to build a rational foundation for manufacturing based on a systematic understanding of the complex interactions among the many areas of manufacturing. Research along those lines has led to innovation in manufacturing processes and better understanding of planning, design, and production operations.


  • Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine–non-functional (y-axis drive)
  • Helmel CMM with Laser Scanning Head and Software
  • Denford desktop CNC milling machine
  • Denford desktop CNC lathe–non-functional (spindle drive)
  • Brown & Sharpe desktop CMM
  • Amatrol Injection Molding Machine
  • Desktop PLC controlled conveying system–controls non-functional
  • Two Rhino desktop robots–controls non-functional
  • Roundness measuring instrument
  • Surface finish measuring instrument
  • 3×3’ surface plate
  • Six high-end desktop computers with wide screen displays
  • Miscellaneous manual tools used by senior capstone design students–band saw, milling machine, drill press, press brake, corner notch, grinder, cut-off saw