Student Shops
  • Welding in the Area 51 Shop

Student Shops

We embrace learning by doing. With the support of the provost, the Edgerton Center provides machine-shop training for MIT students in the Edgerton Student Shop. We also operate the Area 51 CNC shop, a robust fabrication facility. Other resources for MIT students are listed below.

Edgerton Student Shop
Build almost anything—for class, for research, or for your own use—in the Edgerton Student Shop.

Area 51 Shop
A fabrication facility with injection molding and water jet cutting machines and CNC milling machines.

MIT Hobby Shop
The Hobby Shop is a fully equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design.

Other resources
Looking for specific tools and equipment? Get in touch with Edgerton staff.