Engineering Library:

  • Prototyping Station – located along the wall in the Creative Space, the Prototyping Station has parts and an assortment of materials to begin building and tinkering.
  • MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D PrinterMakerBot Replicator Mini – connected to the HTC Vive Station using the MakerBot Print software print models up to 4″ x 4″ x 5″  

Terms of Use 

The 3D Printer being available in the Creative Space is a pilot program. As such, the following policies can be updated as needed and the 3D Printer removed from the space without notice.  

  • Users are permitted 1 print/day. 
  • Only library-purchased filament is allowed – 3D printer filament is not food safe. 
  • Printer is for personal, non-commercial, purposes only.  
  • User is responsible for watching the 3D Printer while model is being created to ensure print is correct and without error.  
  • Employees do not edit files, create, or print items for users – but are available for help with specific questions about operation of the Printer. (Email James Cox) 
  • No weapons, parts for weapons, weapon accessories, or weapon replicas may be produced with the equipment. Equipment may not be used to create or view obscene or inappropriate content including violent or gory content, sexually explicit content, content that promotes or condones intimidation or violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or, any other object which violates University of Iowa Policies. 
  • Employees reserve the right to deny or cancel any job that does not comply with policy and report the infraction to the proper authority. 

Engineering Electronics Shop:

  • 3D Printers
  • Electronic design automation software (EDA)
  • Laser etching & cutting
  • Dye-sublimation printing
  • Surface mount rework
  • Equipment calibration and repair
  • PC board construction

Engineering Machine Shop:

  • 3D Printers
  • 3D Scanner
  • CNC Milling Machine (Milltronics)
  • Drill Press
  • Electrical Discharge Machine
  • Lathe
  • Mill (Bridgeport)
  • Press (arbor)
  • Saws
  • Sheet Metal Brake
  • Sheet Metal Shear
  • Waterjet Cutter MAXIEM 1515
  • Welders

Quick Start:

The Electronics Shop tackles electronic repair, calibration, and design services throughout the the college. They also maintain a sales desk in 2018 SC that sell lab parts and kits for engineering lab classes and other educational items.

The Machine Shop is a modern version of the classic machine shop that includes computer-literate staff, machines, and methods alongside traditional manufacturing equipment and procedures.


Engineering Electronics Shop (EES)

2018 Seamans Center

Engineering Machine Shop (EMS)

G450 Seamans Center

To Learn More:

Please go to the Engineering Services webpage.