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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!

We are Hiring!

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

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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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Welcome to the mechanical engineering machine shops! All majors are welcome to work in the shops. Before working, everyone must complete the red tag safety certification (see steps for signing up below).


Mustang '60: 
10am - 6pm Monday - Friday
9am-5pm Saturday

Aero Hangar:
closed for Fall quarter
all red tags and yellow tags take place in the aero hangar


Red tag | basic shop certification

1. Sign up for Canvas Course | Enroll in Canvas 
2. Complete Canvas Course
3. Sign up for a red tag tour | Picktime reservation system
4. Attend the red tag tour | wear closed toed shoes and long pants. View Red Tag Page for any other info

The following courses have a reserved class period for the red tag test:
AERO 121, MATE 110, ENVE 111, BMED 212, CE 111, ME 128, ME 264, IME 101

Please do not schedule a walk-in tour if you are enrolled in one of these classes. You still need to complete the canvas course before the red tag tour regardless of if you are a walk-in or a scheduled class. 

Yellow tag | advanced shop certification

1. Work in the shop for 10 hours
2. Complete 1 hour of shop cleanup | see shop tech for cleaning assignment 
3. Sign up for a yellow tag tour | Picktime reservation system
4. Attend the yellow tag tour | wear closed toed shoes and long pants



1. Prepare 2D .dxf file of part
2. Bring stock to Mustang 60 shop
3. Request Service | Waterjet Request Form

laser cuter

Reserve time on the laser cutter | Picktime reservation system


Personal Locker | bring a combination lock to Mustang 60 and talk to Eric Pulse
Senior Project Cage | bring a combination lock to Mustang 60 and talk to Eric PulseSenior Project Room | contact for senior project room access

fee for service

You can request CNC parts to be made for school-related projects. Learn more


1. 2nd year standing
. 50 shop hours
3. Willingness to learn!

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