Robotics Institute Machine Shop
Welcome to the RI machine shop web page. This is the web page
for the RI machine shop, a resource of the Robotics
Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
The RI machine shop may be used only by qualified users or under the supervision
of someone who is a qualified RI machine shop user. In order to pay for
maintenance etc, usage of the machine shop will be charged at $10/hour to your
The machine shop is located in the Newell Simon Building, in
room NSH-1401, next to the high-bay area.
phone: 412 268-8668 (from within CMU it is x8-8668)
Contact Information & Mailing Lists:
For any difficulties in the machine shop, or for information on
courses etc contact the machineshop administrators via email at:
machineshop (at) ri.cmu.edu
There is a general user mailing list for the machine shop:
machineshop-users (at) ri.cmu.edu
The machine shop rules are fairly straightforward and are for
your protection and the protection of the machines. Click on the links below
to see the rules.
We run regular qualification courses for the machine shop.
Information about these courses will appear shortly.
Still under construction....
The RI Machine shop contains a range of equipment and tools. The
list of tools includes:
We have a range of machining resources. Just click on the title
to be taken to the web page.
Two milling machines
Horizontal and vertical band saws
Abrasive cutoff saw
Hydraulic and hand presses
Grinding and finishing stations
Fused Deposition Modeling Machine (see instructions)
Sheet metal shear and brake
CNC milling machine
Other CMU Machine Shops
For those that don't have the time or skills to do it
themselves, there are a number of other machine shops on campus. All of these
shops can make parts from a dimensioned drawing, and can provide estimates in
advance. The machine shops are:
ECE Machine Shop, HH
Jim Schubert, Shop Foreman
Mech-E Machine Shop, HH C124
Jim Dillinger, Shop Foreman
Chem-E Machine Shop, DH B211
Shop Foreman x8-2817
For any additions or corrections to this
page please contact the machine shop administrator group:
machineshop (at) ri.cmu.edu.