The Engineering Service Center provides Graduate students, researchers, departments, and TAMU system entities the opportunity to have parts fabricated, prototyped, welded, cut or certain lab diagnostic services.
COVID-19 Task Force Related Fabrication Requests will be given Higher Priority. Please indicate COVID19 in the job description or special instructions and urgency of job completion when submitting a job!
SERVICE LINE DESCRIPTIONS –
Machine Shop (assisted) – Manual machine work done by the FEDC staff. You provide the drawings and the material. Includes shop team consultation! This is the self-service rate for non-ENGINEERING students.
Machine Shop (unassisted) – For Graduate students who wish to do their own manual shop work. Available to ENGINEERING grad students only.
Machine Shop Cutting & Welding – Welding, cutting, sheet metal, finish work done by the FEDC staff. Includes woodworking (non-CNC). You provide the drawings and the material. Includes shop team consultation!
Machine Shop Advanced CNC – More advanced services including the Okuma 560 mill, Okuma Multis CNC. HAAS CNC, Wire EDM(Electric Discharge Machining), Waterjet Cutting, CNC router.
Prototyping High Fidelity – Includes the following 3D printers, J750Polyjet, F370 FDM, SLA Form2 along with PCB (Printed Circuit Boards) and the Desktop Metal 3D Metal Printer.
Prototyping Low Fidelity – Includes the lower resolution Ultimaker and Dremel Digilab 3D Printers. Laser cutting and engraving, SMT soldering, vinyl letters, composites, and printed posters.
Common Labs Low Fidelity – Lab use of the furnaces, hardness testers, grinders, polishers.
Common Labs High Fidelity – Lab use of the Instron Tensile Testing machines, Wind tunnels, High Bay, SEM equipment, Charpy Impact tester.
Common Labs Electronics – Use of electronic laboratory bench equipment.
Standard Billing practices
- All service requests require a fabrication or prototyping request or iLabs reservation (Labs). JUNE 1st all requests for the Engineering Service Center will be through iLabs. You must have a valid and approved PI charge account (or Department account) and PI information to continue.
- Any jobs exceeding 10 hours will require PI approval. We will automatically contact the PI for approval after we calculate the 10 hour cutoff. To save time you can always send approval emails with the job request.
- Prototyping jobs utilizing the 3D printers and jobs utilizing the Low/High Fidelity Common lab equipment may require raw materials, training and setup fees. We charge these at cost and are in addition to the hourly rate to produce the jobs. Contact us for a quote and more details.
- Some jobs will require additional tooling and parts not stocked by the FEDC. There will be a direct cost + shipping for any additional items.
- ZACHRY LABS is not responsible for poor drawings or bad designs. We encourage you to take advantage of the consultation time to iron out any discrepancies.
- ZACHRY LABS will not produce or allow the production of firearms triggering or receiver mechanisms, silencers, or blades.
- Consultation is generally free unless it requires extended design revisions.
For machined, welded or fabricated parts request. Includes woodworking, waterjet cutting and wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) services.
Prototyping Request: 3D Printing
For low-fidelity/desktop 3D prints on Dremel Digilab and Ultimaker printers by a FEDC technician. For high-fidelity/commercial 3D prints for fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, polyjet and metal material by a FEDC technician.
Prototyping Request: PCB
For requesting submitted designs to be created by FEDC technicians.
Prototyping Request: Laser Cutting & Engraving
For laser cutting and engraving requests on various nonmetal material types by a FEDC technician.
Prototyping Request: Vinyl Cutting & Engraving
For vinyl cutting (decal; tracing on a sticky material) or lettering by a FEDC technician.
Prototyping Request: Poster Print
For capstone or senior design team to request two ARCH D (24’x36′) color high-resolution poster prints per semester by a FEDC technician.
Advanced Prototyping Request: Foam Cutting
Only available for members who have taken the required prerequisites to complete the request. Must take the foam cutting popup course. From there, you will be added to the iLab group to access the request.
Advanced Prototyping Request: Composite Manufacturing
Only available for members who have taken the required prerequisites to complete the request. Must take the Composite Manufacturing Popup course. From there, you will be added to the iLab group to access the request.
Advanced Prototyping Request: Injection Molding/Vacuum Forming
Only available for members who have taken the required prerequisites to complete the request. Must take the Intro to Injection Molding/Vacuum Forming popup course. From there, you will be added to the iLab group to access the request.