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Klages Machine Shop

The Klages’ Machine shop was made possible through a generous donation from Arthur Klages. This facility contains basic equipment that students can use to build components while learning manufacturing processes.

For information on how to gain access to the Ware Lab and machine shop, please visit the Lab Access page. Any student in the College of Engineering engaged in a Ware Lab project can use the machine shop after competing proper certification.

Klages Machine Shop Available Machines:

  • Atlas 3-axis Mill
  • Ultima 3-axis Mill
  • Clausing-Metosa C1440S Lathe
  • TrakDMP with ProtoTRAK SMX CNC Lathe
  • Sharp precision lathe
  • Hurco 3-axis fully-flooded CNC Mill
  • GE drill press
  • Metalcraft Tools English Wheel
  • DAKE Hydraulic Press
  • Metalcraft Tools English Wheel
  • GROB band saw
  • Rockwell stand-up drill press
  • ScherrTumico optical comparator
  • Sears bench grinder
  • Sears Carbon Bit Sharpener
  • Allen-Bradley Kalamazzo
  • Crystal Clean Parts Cleaner
  • Betenbender Shearing Machine
Student working on a michine in Klages

Students may use the machine shop from 8 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. The machine shop supervisor is available to provide assistance as needed.

Contact the Ware Lab

320 Stanger Street, Mail Code 297, Military Building, 203, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Phone: 540-231-5837, The Ware Lab Tour Guides