Facilities & Services

Facilities available for Classes and Student Projects:



MILL: Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory

Rensselaer is resolutely focused on helping to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing economy; efforts which empower and inspire our students to develop new technologies and launch businesses that seed and generate further job creation. Rensselaer is deeply committed to continuing its leadership role in achieving these goals.  The Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory (MILL) positions Rensselaer and its graduates to make bigger, bolder contributions toward these important national goals.  The MILL provides technical assistance, manufacturing processes, and classes for students interested in gaining a technical appreciation for what it takes to manufacture a prototype or products.

Maker Space: The Forge

The Forge is a student managed facility promoting the development of a maker community at Rensselaer. The facility is open to all members of the Forge Student Club.

JEC Student Machine Shop at RPI

JEC Student Machine Shop

The Student Machine Shop is a primary resource for ENGR-1300-Engineering Processes class.  In addition to class support the shop is an open project shop.  The shop supervisor and staff in the JEC Student Machine Shop will teach you the basics of machine tool operation and welding metals and thermoplastics.

RPI Rapid Prototyping and Abrasive Water-Jet Cutting

Rapid Prototyping and Water-Jet Services for Academic Projects

Rensselaer School of Engineering - Core Engineering Department offers students 3D printing and water-jet services for academic projects.

Haas Technical Center / IED / Design Lab

The lab is a fabrication space for Capstone Design Lab and Introduction to Engineering Design classes.  The Haas Technical CNC Machining Center is also located in this lab.