Manufacturing and Design Center

Housed in the German Yia II Hall (IE/ME Building), the UPME Manufacturing and Design Center came into being to serve the following needs: instruction of students and trainees in the use of computer-controlled and manually-controlled machine tools and other equipment dedicated to metals and materials processing and handling, provide fabrication services for clients of the department, college and university, and a research center for product design and prototyping. The center is home to industrial-grade state-of-the-art machinery such as numerically-controlled machine tools as well as conventional machine tools, modern metal cutting and welding equipment, rapid-prototyping machines, and a computer center, among others. (ERDT)