BUILD YOUR IDEAS
We are a student-focused, peer-mentored, as-needed, educational community. We provide the ability to complete projects through hands-on access to a safe ecosystem of consultation, training, technologies, and processes. We support students that want experience, demonstrate ability, and have passion.
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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Manufacture your own electronics with oscilloscopes, hot air soldering stations and benchtop power supplies.
Draw your part in 3D space, and develop a toolpath to manufacture your part in a CNC machine.
Drill, saw, mill, lathe, weld, sand – get trained and get to work on our industry-standard equipment.
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!
Learn to use a variety of welding, soldering, and brazing methods to create anything from small jewelry to large welded projects.
Kennametal is led by a commitment to innovation and performance, which drives us in supporting the unique needs of customers who transform how everyday life is built. With a global team of nearly 9,000, we stand ready to tackle your biggest challenges on the shop floor, at the mine face or on the runway in more than 60 countries around the world. Connect with one of our experts to learn more about how Kennametal can take your manufacturing to the next level.
Master Fluid Solutions provides high-quality metalworking fluids to the global market. As innovators, we offer specialty cutting/grinding fluids, cutting oils, concentrated washing and cleaning compounds, and rust preventatives under the TRIM® and Master STAGES™ trademarks. Our team delivers solutions to the metalworking industry and ensures their clients’ satisfaction.
Raptor produces workholding vises, dovetails, and tooling components for metalworking and machining. Purdue’s students at the Bechtel Innovation Design Center use our products to in your CNC machines when machining precision metal parts for their projects. We are thrilled to get our products into the hands of Purdue’s young engineers as they prepare for careers in our industry.
Autodesk is dedicated to preparing the next generation of tinkerers, makers, designers, engineers, and revolutionizers to lead in the Future of Work.
With advanced technologies and workflows accelerating change in industries and careers, we at Autodesk are excited to partner with you on your professional journey. We invest in students by offering our broad portfolio of cloud-based integrated CAD/CAM platform technologies because we believe your ideas and innovation have the power to make this world a better place for everyone. Lead the change and change the world.
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