The Project Development Laboratory (PDL) is a manufacturing facility located in the ground floor of the Dana Engineering building. It is designed to support senior design projects, produce new lab equipment, repair and remanufacture parts, construct the mini baja car, and is used to instruct the MECH 151 manufacturing technology course.

Conventional machine tools such as lathes, bridgeport milling machines, drill presses, and grinding machines make up the lab. The sheet metal equipment is located in a separate section of the lab and is used for light gage sheet metal fabrication. Welding is in its own area and equipped to do shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and oxyacetylene welding.

The computer numerical controlled (CNC) area consists of two Hass VF1 machining centers, a Bridgeport TORQ-CUT 22 machining center, a Hass SL 10 turning center and a Charmilles Form 20ZNC plunge type electrical discharge machine (EDM).

This combination of machine tool technology provides our engineering students, faculty, and staff with the latest in conventional machining and high end CAD/CAM capabilities.

If you have any questions contact:

Daniel Johnson
Project Development Laboratory Director