Introduction to Machine Shop  (1.0 Unit)

ME 12S is designed to introduce people to the machining process, such as reading blueprints, checking tolerances, and using conventional machines to make their parts; currently, the class is making a compressed air motor (below).  This class is an excellent option and highly recommended to anyone who wishes to use the shop because it not only teaches you about basic machining principles, but also allows you to familiarize yourself with the machines and capabilities of the shop allowing for more ease and independence when working on individual university-related projects.

Students use conventional mills, lathes, band saws, drill presses, etc. to machine the various parts of the compressed air motor from stock material.  The class is offered every quarter except for summer; it is broken up into 5 sections of no more than 8 students each.  Each section meets once a week for a 3 hour period.  Brief lectures are held before each class to go over the various machining techniques that will be used to make the motor. 

The class is open to anyone (other undergrads (not ME), grad students, etc.) who wants to take it, but ME majors have first priority. We will only allow other people into the class if there is room, which there normally is. For those of you adding the class on GOLD or hoping to crash it, then please keep an eye out for the time and date of the MANDATORY REGISTRATION MEETING. The meetings are always held the first week of every quarter.

ME 12S section times for Spring 2017 quarter:

Section 1: Monday 2-5 pm
Section 2: Tuesday 2-5 pm
Section 3: Wednesday 8-11 am
Section 4: Friday 8-11 am
Section 5: Friday 2-5 pm

ME 12S Links: All ME 12S handouts can be found on GauchoSpace