The Manufacturing Laboratory, located in the Swan Annex are maintained and managed by the Manufacturing Technology Program (MFGT) Faculty and Staff. These facilities are necessary for instructional requirements of the MFGT and MFGE programs. This document has been created to help avoid scheduling conflicts and to define the parameters for the instructional use of the MFGT facility.
To avoid confusion and possible scheduling conflicts, all instructional and special
uses of the Manufacturing Lab should be requested and scheduled one full semester
in advance. Full semester use of the Manufacturing Lab for "regular academic class"
use and "special" use must be requested for all lab time other than academic classes
listed in the defined curriculum. The request must be completed and approved by the
department before such use can take place. If the lab is needed during non-scheduled
lab time, the course instructor of the student who is requesting the use of the lab,
must be present in the lab with that student. Time can be scheduled through the Manufacturing
Qualifications For Lab Use
1. Students given assignments involving use of the laboratory should have machining
experience equivalent to MFGT 150. Faculty will provide their students with a safety
rule check sheet and an emergency information sheet prior to operating lab equipment.
2. During scheduled open lab hours, the laboratory must be staffed by qualified personal.
3. Please feel free to identify problems and/or offer suggestions about the laboratory - preferably in writing. Feedback from faculty and students is essential if we are to adequately meet the needs of both. Machining operations are very dangerous. Think. Use common sense. Be careful.
4. The laboratory telephone number is 231-591-2966.
Regular Lab Use:
This is use of the lab for scheduled Manufacturing Technology and Manufacturing Engineering lab activities. The use may be for limited exclusive use, non-exclusive use as needed by students, or any combination of these uses. Multiple class scheduling of the lab may be necessary. As the use of the lab increases, lab availability may be reduced or may not be available. To ensure that the lab is available for all students, faculty, and staff, the procedures below are necessary.