Do you need something fabricated?

We offer fee-for-service work exclusively for University-related projects. During times of high demand, students, faculty, and staff of the College of Engineering will be given priority over individuals outside of the College.

We offer fee-for-service in these areas:

  • Waterjet cutting
  • Ultra high vacuum welding
  • GTAW, GMAW, brazing and soldering
  • Sign and label engraving in metal and plastic
  • Plunge electrical discharge machining (EDM)
  • Abrasive blasting

Do you want help making something yourself?

Check out the Design Hub

At Engineering Centers (ECB), you can drop in for CAD support during open hours, or book a one-on-one for design consultation with Jesse.

Get Started Here

Project Support Hours

On the bottom of each equipment page, is a list of knowledgeable staff members on shift at Wendt D+I Labs. Please stop by during a time someone is on shift for one-on-one project support in that specific area.

Requests for Custom Gifts

We would be happy to help you with your project! Though it’s important to understand that our mission is to train and support others in making. So someone from your organization will need to manage and execute the project – we’ll provide the training and access to our equipment needed to realize your vision.

Here are the steps:

  1. Identify a student, faculty and/or staff member from your organization that will lead the project.
  2. This person(s) should reach out to our staff based on the technology needed (e.g. 3D printing is here, contact info at the bottom of each webpage). Our staff can help determine if your idea is feasible using our equipment. They may also suggest commercially available alternatives (e.g. existing products or services). If you’re unsure who to contact, email: maker-contact@engr.wisc.edu
  3. The person(s) from your organization will need to obtain a “Lab Membership” based on their affiliation. Click here for more info.
  4. In some cases formal training is required (e.g. attend a laser cutter hands-on training session). Our staff should be able to point you in the right direction, though you can also check out the training we offer here.
  5. Arrange time(s) to come into our shops to complete the project.