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Red Tag Tours

Take Your Red Tag Test and Get Your "License to Drill!"

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Yellow Tag Tours

Got a Red Tag? Get your Yellow Tag next!

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A Learning-Centered Machining Environment

We are open 6 days a week and have student technicians eager to assist you with your projects!

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Mustang '60 & Aero Hangar Cal Poly Shops - Here to help you Learn by Doing!

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We are currently looking for qualified individuals to join our team. We seek highly motivated, knowledgeable students...

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Summer Quarter 2021 Shop Access

The Shops are available exclusively to class projects, Senior Projects and approved research during Summer Quarter 2021.

We are still using the Picktime reservation system, but the hours, occupancy and restrictions have changed. Both shop time and Red & Yellow Tours can be reserved on Picktime:

NOTE: Shop Use time is only in Mustang '60 but the Red and Yellow Tag tests are at the Hangar. Please sign up for the access you need by first selection the appropriate location. 

Reservable Shop Hours:

Mustang '60: 9am - 12pm & 1pm-4pm Tuesday - Friday


Shop & Senior Project Room Access:

To reserve a Senior Project Room space in the Bonderson building, please email Eric Pulse directly at for a room tour. To use a room, you must read, understand and abide by our Senior Project Room Rules

Appointment System:

As shop access and hours are limited, please only book appointments if you are sure to be there. If you have to cancel, email to cancel before your appointment time. 

Waterjet Cutting:

To request parts to be cut on our Waterjet, please fill out the form found here: Waterjet Request Form The Waterjet can cut almost any flat material up to several inches thick. You will need to provide your own material plus upload a .DXF file of the 2D part as well as a fully dimensioned .PDF of the part drawing.


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