The primary use of the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB) is to provide students with the instruction, resources, and equipment they will need to fabricate and assemble their various projects.
At the heart of the AXFAB facility is the fully equipped machine shop, which is outfitted with separate areas for welding, painting, machining, and materials layout. The facility also has Computer Numerical Control (CNC) metal lathes and a computer-controlled milling machine.
Along with the equipment and tooling available, the machine shop also has a qualified machinist on duty to provide students with instruction on the proper and safe use of equipment.
Along with providing the equipment for students to fabricate aerospace components, the machine shop’s equipment is used to support other labs housed in the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building.