Welcome to the Labs

Our primary goal is to help you learn to make the things you've designed as quickly as possible. In the 2015-16 school year over 1600 students worked in the facilities to make something and we hope to beat that number this year. Before you join us to work on your project(s) there are a few things you should know and a few things you should do. The Manufacturing Laboratories are open for use to WPI students for both school and personal projects.

Students commonly work on class projects, MQPs and IQPs as well as graduate research projects in the labs. Check out the content linked below to figure out how we can help you do the work you need to.

1st Become a "Basic User" (~10 min)

Read about the lab's policies and procedures and take a short quiz.

2nd Register your project (5 min tops)

Just fill out one simple form. This lets us keep track of what's going on in the labs, and helps us justify the budget. If you don't register, we cannot let you use the facility or help you.

3rd Make an appointment (15 min)

If you need help working on your project, or just figuring out how to get started, make a 15 min appointment with one of our staff members and we will help you figure out what help you need.

4th email imadethis@wpi.edu (this might take a while)

Please help us out. We are extremely proud of the work that happens in the labs and want to share it with the world. When you make something in the lab we need you to take a picture of it and email it to us at imadethis@wpi.edu.