BUILD YOUR IDEAS @ Bechtel

The Bechtel Center: An advanced prototyping makerspace where Purdue students design and build their own innovative solutions   

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: 8/31/2020

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KEY CAPABILITIES

ELECTRONICS

Manufacture your own electronics with oscilloscopes, hot air soldering stations and benchtop power supplies.


CAD/CAM

Draw your part in 3D space, and develop a toolpath to manufacture your part in a CNC machine.


MACHINERY

Drill, saw, mill, lathe, weld, sand – get trained and get to work on our industry-standard equipment.

3D PRINTING

With two different types of 3D printer available, you have a lot of options for your 3D printing project.


LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING

Use our Trotec laser to cut or etch patterns in the designs you create.


ASSEMBLY AND PROTOTYPING

You have the design, we have the space. Assemble your prototype or project in the Bechtel basement!

 

HOT WORKS

Learn to use a variety of welding, soldering, and brazing methods to create anything from small jewelry to large welded projects.

 

DELIVERING INNOVATION

Students may use the Bechtel Center to work on class assignments, develop club projects, build design competition entries, create a product prototype for an entrepreneurial endeavor, or design innovative solutions for their own enjoyment.

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