Shop Policies

General Operating Policy:
The policy of the Student Shop will be to accept projects with an appropriate scope as determined by the Shop Supervisor. Project scope will be evaluated in terms of complexity, supervision time, and time to complete the project. Individuals with projects determined to be beyond the scope of the Student Shop will be referred to the Graduate Student Machine Shop.


Shop Use Policy:


All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Delaware are eligible to work in the shop. All shop users must complete the following:


1. Set up your F.O.M. account-instructions are on the home page.


2. Complete the Online Basic Shop and Hand and Power Tools Training -instructions are on the home page. Once you have completed the training, you will be instructed to take the Online Quiz. You must pass the quiz with a grade of 100% to have shop access. The quiz expires every September 1st, and must be passed again to retain shop access.


3.Sign up for and attend the Milling Machine, lathe, or Welding training if you want to use these machines. Instructions are on the home page.


Who we serve:The prioritized list of users and activities in the Student Machine Shop include:


  • ¬†Assignments for regularly scheduled classes that have been coordinated with the Shop Supervisor
  • Independent study or undergraduate research projects taken for credit
  • Student club activities
  • Undergraduates and Graduate Students working with a faculty member on a teaching or research project ( will be subject to a $10.00 per hour Shop use charge)



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