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Metals Lab

The Metals Lab provides tools, equipment, training, and workspace for small and large scale projects involving sheet metals and steel structural sections.

The Metals Lab provides tools, equipment, training, and workspace for small and large scale projects involving sheet metals and steel structural sections. MIG (metal inert gas) welding stations, metal shears, and brakes as well as cutting and bending equipment are available. The Metals Lab allows for a range of fabrication as well as exploratory work in support of studio and thesis work, research, and design–build projects.

Introductory tutorials in MIG welding and metals fabrication can be scheduled through the lab coordinator. Assistance is available for fabrication projects as well as for exploratory design work.

Hours

For the 2016-17 academic year the lab will be open with the following schedule. Lab hours are subject to change.

  • Monday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Saturday: Hours by appointment
  • Sunday: Closed

Tutorial Scheduling

By appointment during the following lab hours.

M, W, Th, F: 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

Please contact the Metals Lab Coordinator to schedule a tutorial session. 

Tutorial Sessions

Tutorials are limited to four per session and will last 1-1/2 hours depending on the size of the training group. If you cannot make your scheduled tutorial session, please contact the coordinator with as much lead time as possible as there may be another person waiting for a session.

Introductory manuals for MIG and TIG welding are available on the Metals Lab webpage.  Please review these manuals prior to your training session(s).

Tutorials are limited to four per session and will last 1-1/2 hours depending on the size of hte training group. Please contact the lab coordinator to schedule a tutorial session.

Coordinator: Mick Kennedy / 1224 A+A / mickk@umich.edu

A reference handbook has been prepared to orient users to the Metals Lab tools, procedures, and operations. Users are strongly encouraged to review these materials prior to contacting the lab or lab coordinator.

Metals Lab Handbook (PDF)