Student Projects in the Machine Shop

The rich extracurricular environment at UIUC is assisted by AE Machine Shop personnel.

Hybrid racing

Aluminum housing machined using the CNC mill.
Aluminum housing machined using the CNC mill.
A recent example of a student project is this student-designed planetary gearset for a hybrid racecar. All the pieces shown were fabricated in the AE Machine Shop using a combination of wire EDM and CNC milling.

The aluminum housing for the gearbox was machined using the 3-axis CNC mill in the AE Machine Shop.


Concrete cylinders used during EOH
Concrete cylinders used during EOH
Engineering Open House, organized by Engineering Council student societies in the College of Engineering. Several months before the March event, AE Machine Shop personnel cast 18-in.-diameter concrete cylinders in Talbot Lab’s crane bay and store them outside to cure. During the two days of Engineering Open House, the AE Machine Shop assists the Society for Experimental Mechanics in the concrete-crushing exhibit, one of the most popular EOH events.


Contact Us

The Aerosopace Engineering Research Machine Shop serves
faculty, staff, and students throughout the College of Engineering and across the UIUC campus.

4 Talbot Lab
104 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
+1 (217) 333-3515

Shop Hours:
8:00am to 4:00pm

Gregory S. Milner
AE Shop Supervisor
milneratillinois [dot] edu

Lee Booher
Senior Laboratory Mechanic
booheratillinois [dot] edu

Steve Mathine
Instrument Maker
smathineatillinois [dot] edu