Hydraulic Press

Description: This is a manual hydraulic press capable of applying up to 10 tonnes of pressure. The hydraulic press itself takes advantage of Pascal’s principle which allows the user to use minimal force over a larger distance to then output a multiplicative force on the other side of the closed system.

The hydraulic press is part of the L2 shop due to its safety concerns, despite its simplicity to use. If one is interested in using the hydraulic press contact Brandon Witter at [email protected] for training.

South Bend Lathe


Description: A lathe is a tool that will rotate a workpiece around an axis of rotation allowing the user to perform various operations on the workpiece such as cutting, sanding, knurling, facing… The lathe in the machine shop is a metal lather meaning it is capable of handling durable materials such as steel, brass, and aluminum. Though this piece of equipment may look daunting for first-time users, once one gets a proper understanding of the machine it may be the most versatile piece of equipment we own capable of producing most pieces an engineer would be interested in using.

The lathe is considered part of the L2 shop, and if you’re interested in learning more about using it, contact Brandon Witter at [email protected] for more information.