Build almost anything—for class, for research, or for your own use—in the Edgerton Student Shop.  Students can access training and a wide range of fabrication tools from milling machines to lathes and a 3-D printer.  

Our 6C shop is now OPEN. Please email the shop manger, Mark Belanger ( for appointment times.

Funded by MIT, with capital-equipment acquisitions covered by an endowed gift from the Lemelson Foundation, the shop offers intensive training classes of 12 hours per student. With nothing but raw materials, students learn to build machines from scratch. While mainly a metalworking shop, we also offer 3-D printing facilities on site.

Students have fabricated parts for the VERTIGO experiment, now installed in the International Space Station, and parts for a dark-matter detector installed 2,000 feet underground in New Mexico. 

Our new home is now in the basement of 6C, just off the Infinite Corridor (Campus Map). The MakerLodge Metropolis Shop is next door.


If you want to be added to the list for shop training, please fill out this Google Form.

Each training consists of four 3-hour-long sessions, during which you will make a part on a lathe and another on a milling machine. Together, they form a flashlight you get to keep, and you will have machine shop access during the hours it is staffed. 

We running one to two trainings a month and we train people in groups of six (6), so there may be a wait before you are offered a training slot. If you are offered a slot, you can defer for a later training.

Weekly Calendar

For the week of:

Sept 4-8, 2023

Closed Monday
T-F 10am - 5pm

Shop Manager

6C Student Shop Calendar