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Shops & Labs


Students can be certified to use our full machine shop and wood shop, including a two-axis CNC milling machine and several varieties of welding equipment. Use the shop request form below to begin a project with J. Johnson, our shop supervisor.

Labs and project facilities

Engineering students are encouraged to become involved in faculty research, and nearly all of our equipment is fully available for hands-on use by undergraduates for class work and individual projects.  Alumni often report that one of the greatest benefits of their Swarthmore Engineering education was that they learned how to figure out how to make something work.

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