The Fabrication Studios mission is to help students push beyond creative limits and develop problem-solving skills with emphasis on working cross-discipline and cross-curriculum. Our shared space is staffed and supervised by highly qualified technical specialists and encourages students from all courses of study to research processes, tools, and materials. The communal environment gives students optimal means of making for their individual thesis research and group projects.


  • Provide a safe educational environment that fosters community, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Provide workspace, equipment, and resources for the development of creative expression and exploration.

Jeff Bendetto - Technical Specialist

Melissa Daubert - Technical Specialist

Bob Dorsey - Technical Specialist

Steve Smolinski - Technical Specialist

Joey Strunk - Technical Specialist

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Essential Shop Requirements:

  • Safety Glasses (Minimum Z87+ impact rating)
  • Hearing Protection - Over-Ear or In-Ear Allowed (Minimum 23 dB rating)
  • Respiratory Protection - Respirator or Disposable Dust/Nuisance Mask (Minimum N95/P95 Efficiencies)
    • Different operations and materials require various levels and types of protection.  

Headphones & Earbuds are not permitted in the shops. They are not hearing protection and they inhibit communication which is paramount in a shared shop environment. 

PPE Requirements vary for the different shops and rooms. Please note the PPE Requirement signs on the doors to each space and utilize the SDS Binders regarding the specific materials you are working with.

SDS (Safety Data Sheets) can be found in the breezeway of the Wood Shop (Room 218) and outside the doors to the Metal Shop (Room 213).


Appropriate Attire 

You are required to wear appropriate attire in order to work in the Fabrication Studios. 

  • Required long pants or shorts below the knee.
  • No loose flowing garments of ANY KIND; No skirts, No dresses, No kilts, No scarves
  • Required closed-toed shoes; No open-toed shoes, No sandals, No heels, No flip-flops, No slip-ons
    • Shoes need to have slip-resistant soles
  • No Dangling Jewelry or Similar Articles - Necklaces, Earrings, Lanyards, etc
  • No Hand or Wrist Jewelry - No Rings, No Bracelets, No Watches  
  • All long hair must be tied back

Metal Shop - Additional Requirements

  • Must have Long Pants - No Cuffs
  • No Synthetic Materials - No Nylon, Rayon, Spandex, etc. 


MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8a - 11p

SATURDAY: 10a - 8p

SUNDAY: 12p - 10p



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We would like to extend a big thank you to the companies who have made generous donations to the fabrication studios over the past year.


Thank you Lincoln Electric for the new welders!

 - Stop in and try out our new Power MIG 256 and our Precision TIG 275 and test out the new welding helmets. 

Thank you FastCap for donating a variety of your products for our students to use and try out. 

 - Stop by the shops and ask us about the materials, tools, and adhesives FastCap has provided.