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Machining services available in the workshop include:

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Available at multiple locations:

Workshop Contact Information Opening Hour
ECE Design and Machining Workshop (ECE)

9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Machine Tool Lab (MTL)

9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Wong Machine Shop (Wong)

9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Students’ General Working Area (SGWA)

Architecture Wood Workshop

9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Services available at each location is summarized as follows. For more details and work order download, please also refer to Workshop Rates/Policies.

Services ECE MTL Wong SGWA
Drill Press
Surface/Rotary/Wheel Grinders
Lapping and Honing
Band Saws
Fabricating and Sheet Metal Machines
CNC Milling
CNC Lathe
CNC Router
Coordinate Measuring Machines, CMM
Rapid Prototyping
Sand Plaster
Painting Booth
Carbon Fibre Booth


Exact location with map is provided, along with other contact information



Wong Machine Shop


Architecture Wood Workshop


Service Rate
Course-related machining service* Free
Technician rate for conventional equipment services $35.00/hr
Technician Rate for specialized equipment services (CNC machine, CNC router, Laser cutter, CMM) $45.00/hr
Use of equipment by non-technician $20.00/hr
For external clients: Technician Rate for conventional equipment services $60.00/hr
For external clients: Technician rate for specialized equipment services $75.00/hr

Machine Shop Access Policy

Students need to obtain required training to access the Machine Shop. Training will be provided through training modules granting progressive access to use machines in the workshop under the technicians’ supervision. Students with DEP, DEC or any equivalent diploma from one of the recognized Canadian institutions can apply to have access to the workshop using the Request for Evaluation form. Students and users who were granted access to the workshop have to sign respect and abide the Faculty Workshop users’ rules, available here .

The training material covers the understanding of basic metrology and accurate measurements, the general concepts of machines and machining, the safe use of those machines, applying machining techniques and verifying the quality of work in addition to rules and regulations regarding health and safety. The training modules (TM) are TM# 1 which covers metrology, basic hand tools, band saws and drill presses, TM# 2 which covers lathe machines and TM# 3 which covers milling machines. At the successful completion of a training module, students/participants should sign the faculty workshop users’ rules and regulation form before being allowed access to the workshop.

Work Order

Work orders are required to document all projects executed by the Faculty workshop. This includes any work done by workshop staff (designing, machining, and supervision) for undergraduate, design team and research projects, and for any time spent on workshop machines by users for research projects, as well as any work by or for a non-engineering member.

Work Order Protocol

A work order must be properly filled with a FOAPAL number, as a charging method, before any work commences. All undergraduate capstone project machining services, such as MECH 463, are free; however, external and industrial sponsor projects will be charged. Any material and special tooling is also subject to charge.

After completely filling the work order form, a copy should be printed and signed by the respective professor/fund controller.

The printed work order copy should be submitted to the workshop with all related drawings.

A work order is given a unique Work Order Number associated with the technician name before any work commences; this includes any formal design.

Once a project is completed, work order forms should be finalized as soon as possible, including the count of hours, material and special tooling to be billed, as well as the technician’s signatures.

The professor/fund controller will be contacted by the financial department prior to charging the dedicated fund.