Engineering and Testing Services Division

 Engineering and Testing Services

World-class small batch training, fabrication and testing services

student working on manufacturing equipment

The mission of Engineering and Testing Services Division is twofold. The first is to educate and train students, staff, and customers on the safe and effective operation of the vast array of manufacturing technologies available at CDME. In addition, Engineering and Testing Services also provides fast and effective small batch fabrication and testing services for customers.

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Small Batch Fabrication and Testing

Small Batch Fabrication and Testing

CAD/CAM design and 3D modeling
CNC and manual machining and metal working
Waterjet layout and cutting
EDM layout and cutting

Training/Workforce Development

Training/Workforce Development

Responsible for training students, staff, and outside customers in the operation and maintenance of almost every piece of equipment at CDME.
Developing training programs and curriculum for the equipment
Overseeing safe operations of the center and internal process control (5S)
Actively working with researchers in manufacturing workforce development: America Makes Safety Grant, Interdisciplinary Education Committee (CDME, Human Ecology and Engineering Education)

Points of Pride

Test sample preparation
Woodworking services
Tensile, compression and fatigue testing

What We Do


We work at the intersection of traditional manufacturing and cutting-edge technology. We take a holistic approach to studying the manufacturing process chain – from raw material to finished part – and targets opportunities to add value by injecting advanced technology. 


The overarching objectives of our work are to train the next generation of engineers by embedding them in active engineering projects with both public and private partners. We likewise strive to ensure that all members of CDME are able to work in the most safe and effective environment possible and to support their own project efforts with our expertise.

Ready to get started?

We're looking forward to learning more about your company and exploring collaborative opportunities. To begin the project process or gain insight into our capabilities, connect with CDME Assistant Director, Laboratory Operations Ryan Petitti (