UW Engineering Shop

Shop Policies


Please review the following policies for the UW Engineering Shop.
  • We do not loan tools to non-UW users.
  • We occasionally loan tools for short-term lab use.
  • We charge an hourly rate for labor ($60 per) and machine time (between $60-80 per) in the following areas:
  • We do not teach students how to weld (MIG or TIG). These processes are time consuming to learn and are more cost-effective to be completed by the Shop Staff, as needed.  Students who have successfully completed a collegiate/SkillsUSA welding certificate program may be exempt.
  • We offer free 30 minute consultations with each new project.
  • To discuss your project in-person at no cost, please bring the following information:
    • Project name/course number
    • Laboratory room number
    • Principal investigator, instructor, or advisor
    • First and last name of person requesting the work
    • Phone and email contact for requestor
    • Part material and quantity
    • Well-annotated drawing
  • Walk-in hours are 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
  • Raw materials can be purchased from the shop or provided by the customer.
  • During senior design, enrolled students may use the shop after completing mandatory safety training.
    • Read Student Handbook & complete Shop Safety Assessment.
    • Each Senior Design project qualifies for 15hrs of free shop staff labor
    • Materials available for purchase at then-current market prices, subject to University regulations.
  • CEPS Shop Billing Policy
  • Other students must obtain permission from the shop manager before using shop facilities for university projects only.
  • Projects are prioritized generally on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) basis. If needed, the queue may be re-ordered with the following priority list: Academics, then funded research, then unfunded research, then external.
Equipment in machine room
Contact Us

UW Engineering Shop

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4243

Email: uw-shop@uwyo.edu