Prototyping Facility at College of Engineering, University of Miami

The latest in computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, capable of 5-axis milling and turning. The University of Miami College Of Engineering is pleased to announce the establishment of a professionally staffed, state-of-the-art Prototyping Facility, available for use both within UM and with outside customers. See our gallery.


The 3000 square feet, air-conditioned facility is equipped to handle the most complex prototyping task (large or small). The facility offers:

  • the latest in computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, capable of 5-axis milling and turning;
  • Master Cam and Solid Works software, G-codes and conversational programming;
  • a complete rapid prototyping cube for very small prototyping;
  • modern wood working and sheet metal equipment;
  • a complete welding department including the latest in MIG, TIG, and Gas welders;
  • a vast array of manually operated manufacturing equipment.

With its certified professionals and experienced machinists, the Prototyping Facility is ready to:

  • educate students through hands-on projects;
  • facilitate faculty wishing to culminate their research efforts with functioning prototypes; and
  • collaborate with enterprises and entrepreneurs to transform their ideas and concepts into physical realities.
No Design With Design
Internal Rate 25% or less $49 $69
External Rate $65 $92

CNC Machine Inventory

Manually Operated Machine Inventory

Student requirements for Maker Space access and equipment use and training, please refer to the following:

Student Training User Requirements Classification Matrix
Model Shop Waiver Acknowledgement and Indemnity Agreement
Waiver Acknowledgement and Indemnity Agreement
Academic Machine Shop Usage Agreement and Training Documentation Form
Tool/Machine Training Documentation Form
Academic Machine Shop Project Review Form
Machine Shop/Laboratory Safety Rules
Machine Shop Safety General Rules and (Specific Machine Safety Guidelines)
General Shop Dress Rules (Clothing, Attire, Etc.)
General Shop Safety Rules
Lathe Safety Guidelines
Mill Safety Guidelines
Drill Press Safety Guidelines
Bench/Pedestal Grinder Safety Guidelines
Band Saw Safety Guidelines
Table Saw Safety Guidelines

Let the College of Engineering’s Prototyping Facility be your one stop for the realization of your prototype. For further information, please contact Mr. Troy R. Thompson or 305-284-4115.

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