M&IE Instructional Facilities and Labs
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has well-equipped Instructional Facilities and Instructional Laboratories to support instruction and research in the Financial Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs.
M&IE facilities and labs support teaching and research in Advanced Structures, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Decision Support Systems and Operations Research, Fluid Mechanics, Fuel Cells, Heat Transfer, Human Factors, Facilities Design, Instrumental Analysis, Materials Science, and Micro-Electromechanical Systems. M&IE facilities & labs include:
The 3D Printers are located in 258 Norm Asbjornson Hall. A Stratasys F170 printer is a available for high accuracy modelling. Small, linear feature sizes down to ~1 mm and circular feature sizes of ~2 mm diameter can be realized when using ABS material. The Stratasys printer also can print Polycaprolactone (PLC). PLC is preferably used for larger components that do not require the mechanical strength of ABS.
Two Fusion3 printers are available for printing ABS models. The Fusion3 printers are not as precise as the Stratasys printer, however the ABS filament that can be processesd with these printers is available at significantly lower cost.
If your senior design or research project requires 3D printing please make a CAD model of your components available and contact the MIE or Capstone laboratory managers.
For Junior design projects please contact MSU Makerspace.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Laboratory
The Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering Technology CADD lab provides a modern facility for instruction in a variety of computer software packages. This Lab is located in Barnard Hall Room 134.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory
The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) lab, located in 188 Norm Asbjornson Hall, enables hands-on learning about fundamental CIM technologies using industrial equipment and related software.
Decision Support Systems (DSS) Laboratory
The Decision Support Systems lab supports a wide range of IMSE undergraduate and IE graduate courses and projects. This Lab is located in Roberts Hall 419.
Machining (Manufacturing & Welding) Laboratory
The Manufacturing Laboratories are located in the Inovation Alley at the the first floor of Norm Asbjornson Hall South East Wing. The Welding Shops are located in Barnard Hall 132.
Students who wish to perform fabrication work for their senior design (Capstone) or graduate research projects must register for open shop hours at the Machining Labs Webpage.
Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory
The Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory houses many basic sensors and instrument types to support coursework in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. Students utilize apparatus ranging from simple digital multi-meters and manometers to computerized data acquisition systems and digitizing oscilloscopes. These devices can be used to monitor all kinds of engineering testing and phenomena. This Lab is located in Roberts Hall 401.
The Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering Technology Design lab provides state of the art desktop design tools for design, analysis, and presentation. Most of the programs available in the CADD lab are also available in this adjacent lab in Barnard Hall room 129.
Ragsdale Production Systems and Facilities Design Laboratory
The Capstone Design Lab supports the IMSE senior capstone design course EIND 499, as well as other senior-level IMSE courses. This lab is located in Roberts Hall Room 415.
Work Design (Ergonomics and Human Factors) Laboratory
The Decision Support Systems lab supports a wide range of IMSE undergraduate and IE graduate courses and projects. This Lab is located in Roberts Hall 401.
Numerous analytical instruments are available through the MSU Center for Research in Surface Science (CRISS) facility including Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), LEEDS, ESCA, SAM, UPS, and SIMS units.
The M&IE Department, the College of Engineering, and the MSU campus maintain a number of well equipped computer labs with a complete complement of hardware and software for student use in coursework and research activities. Most of the campus is available for wireless connectivity, however many of the online applications require a secure connection, i.e. DegreeWorks Plans and therefore the MSU Secure Network is required.
For instructions on how to set up MSU Secure log in on your device, check for specifications on the MSU Wireless Network Access website.