E4 Tool Checkout, E4 Material Store, E4 Open Work Space


Shoemaking Studio

E4 Metal Shop

Open to: all students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes
Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

This facility will be appointment based until further notice.

Orientations will not be offered in the Summer 2021 Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.

Remote Help Desk

For new or returning students without existing authorization and/or interested in project planning or design, we offer our E4 Virtual Open Hours to address any questions, concerns, and advice for home projects.

Note: Calendar only works for those with an active New School account

Technician Consultation

Speak with one of the E4 Technicians to Assist students with their projects and guide them towards the best Shop Space to accomplish their goals. Must come prepared with initial drawings, dimensions, and, material list.

Reservation / Use Protocol

Please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined in the access protocol carefully.

All authorized students intending to use shop resources MUST make shop reservations on LIBCAL.

The Technician Consultation Appointment Calendar will appear once you complete your reservation in LibCal

 *Note: Reservations MUST be made 48 hours in advance. In the event, you need to cancel or change your booking, (barring emergency) please do so at least 48 hours prior to your current booking. This way it allows another student to sign up for the slot.  Failure to do so can result in you losing your booking access for the week. Please reach out if you have any question

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: Reservations available on LIBCAL

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

At this time we are not accepting outside material. The material can be purchased from the E4 Material Store. Please confirm your purchase with the technician during your virtual consultation.

Plasmacam Project Submission

E4 Metal Shop will be taking files for the CNC Plasma Cutter.

Consultation is Mandatory for completion of Submission.

Export all files in .dfx format only.

Projects are processed in the order they are received. Please check the log below for current status.

About the E4 Metal Shop

This lab is for advanced users.

Only continuing students who already have done orientation can use the shop. Second, third, and fourth-year Parsons students, as well as graduate students, will be permitted to use the E4 Metal Shop after training. Students are responsible for understanding all safety protocols and policies of the facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and proper equipment use.

The shop is equipped with multiple tools such as belt grinders, MIG welders, Oxy-Acetylene tanks, and a CNC Plasma Cutter, among others. The shop is primarily designed for use of ferrous metals, though we also have a non-ferrous metals area within the shop for finer metal-working and jewelry projects. If you are interested in purchasing materials (Angle Iron, Flat Stock, Sheet Steel, etc.) for use in the shop, please visit the E4 Material Resale Center.

Additional hand tools and accessories are available for loan through the E4 Tool Checkout.


  • Please wear leather boots. No open toe shoes, heels or sneakers allowed.
  • Must wear long jeans (no shorts).
  • No synthetic, frays, fur
  • All long hair must be tied back.
  • All hanging accessories must be removed.

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  Cold Saw Doringer D 300
  •  Burr King Model 960-400 Two Wheel Belt Grinder
  •  Kalamazoo Model s 272 Square Wheel Belt Grinder
  •  MIG (GMAW) Millermatic 252
  •  TIG (GTAW) Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
  •  Oxy-Acetylene Torch
  •  CNC PlasmaCam/Plasma Cutter Miller Spectrum 875
  •  Hand-Held Plasma Cutting Torch
  •  Metal Bandsaw
  •  Rod Brake
  •  Drill Press


Safety Requirements

  • All students must wear a dust mask.

    Required Dust Mask

  • All students must wear ear protection.

    Required Ear Protection

  • All students must wear eye protection.

    Required Eye Protection

  • All students must wear face sheilds.

    Required Face Shield