Metal Shop - Machining

We’ve got metal shop equipment spread across three web pages.

Here’s a key for finding the metal shop equipment you need:


Our 5,000 ft² metal shop has the equipment to meet all of your machining needs.

Manual Machining

Kasuga Vertical Mill


2 hp, 10 speeds, 32" x 12" table travel. 5¼ quill travel, 22" knee, 21" overarm, 100 TG collets.

Wells-Index Vertical Mill


3 hp variable speed, 32" x 12" table travel. 5¼ quill travel, 17" knee, 21" overarm, R8 collets.

Hardinge HLV-H Lathe

1½ hp, 18" between centers, 11" swing over bed, 9" over carriage, 6" over cross slide. 5C collets.

Mori Seiki Lathe

5 hp, 47" between centers, 17" swing over bed, 9¾" over cross slide. 3-jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, face plate. 35 English threads.

Schaublin Lathe


1½ hp, 17½" between centers, 8" swing over bed, 4¾ over carriage. 3C collets, 3-jaw chuck, toolpost grinder. 20 metric pitches. 25 English threads.

Belt Sander


Grizzly G1183 - Combination Sander 6" x 48" Belt 12" Disc 3450 RPM. 7" x 12½" belt table size. 7" x 16½ disc table size.

Surface Grinder


6 in. x 13 in. working area surface grinder with magnetic chuck.

Pedestal Grinder


8 in. wheels.

Abrasive Blast Cabinet


5 gal. capacity, 16 in. x 24 in. working space.

Metal Drill Press


2 hp 12 speed heavy duty drill press with .001 in. feed depth control.

Vertical Band Saw


1 hp variable speed band saw with 5 in. thick capacity, 12 in. left of blade.

Horizontal Band Saw


1/2 HP, 7 in. x 5 in. rectangular, 7 in. diameter capacity.


Tormach CNC Milling Machine​


Tormach PCNC 1100 computer controlled milling machine. The mill has an 18 in. wide x 9.5 in. deep x 16.5 in. high capacity. The mill comes equipped with a 10 tool changer and is able to operate with spindle speeds of 100 to 5140 rpm.

One of our robotics students does some precision machining on a robot frame part using our Wells-Index mill. 


5225 Thatcher Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515