Academic Year 2023-24 Update
Please view the Calendar Above for Open Shop Hours
Emergency Closure Nov 27th, 2023
Due to a sudden staffing absence, the E4 Metal Shop will be closing early today at 5pm.
E4 Orientations concluded for the Fall
E4 Orientations have concluded for the semester to leave room for additional Open Task Time for Finals. If you would like, please fill out theOrientation Wait List to be notified of future orientations being offered.
NOTE TO FACULTY:
If you need to schedule a class demo, please do so by contacting Facilities Manager, Damien Vera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that you give us at least three weeks notice such that students can be made aware of altered open task time.
E4 Metal Shop Orientation
This is a mandatory orientation for all students wanting to gain access to the E4 Metal Shop. Before entering the shop for the physical portion of the Metal Orientation, please be ready to show your Canvas portion grade to the Tech. At the conclusion of the orientation, students will receive a Welding Shield sticker that gives them access to a variety of tools and equipment. Orientations will start promptly on time. All late arrivals will be turned away and have to reschedule.
Please arrive with shop-appropriate attire. See dress code below.
- Please wear Leather boots. No open-toe shoes or heels are allowed. No fabric sneakers such as converse.
- Must wear Jeans or canvas pants long enough to cover the tops of your shoes. No synthetic, frays, fur. No Shorts, No Tights, No Leggings
- All long hair must be tied back.
- Necklaces and bracelets or other hanging accessories must be removed.
- No Headphones.
failure to adhere to the dress code will result in you being turned away
Plasmacam Project Submission
E4 Metal Shop will be taking files for the CNC Plasma Cutter.
Consultation is Mandatory for completion of Submission.
(Consultation Hours are Mon-Friday 1pm-5pm)
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.
Students are fully responsible for the care of Making Center equipment while it is in their possession. If equipment is lost, damaged, or stolen, the student is financially responsible for the repair or replacement of that equipment.
- Please wear leather boots. No open-toe shoes, heels, or sneakers are 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
E4 Metal Shop Calendar
Required Dust Mask
Required Ear Protection
Required Eye Protection
Required Face Shield