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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).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mustang '60 is currently open M-F 10-6 and Saturday 9-5. The Hangar will be closed for general use to hold Red Tags until week 7. 

Walk-in Red and Yellow Tag Tours are now available through our Picktime link below. They begin week 3. 


Make sure to wear closed toed shoes and long pants in the shops at all times. 

Red Tag, Yellow Tag and Laser reservations are now active through the links found below. 

You do not need the physical License To Drill ID Card to access the shops. We can log you in without it!

SHOP ACCESS: WHERE TO START?

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 NOTE* do NOT sign up for a tour if you are attending during a class session
4. Attend the Red Tag tour | Wear closed toed shoes and long pants. View Red Tag Page for any other info

Yellow tag | advanced shop certification

1. Work in the shop for 2 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

*NOTE: Yellow Tag certifications are being phased out and will be replaced by 101 Trainings beginning January 2023

101 and 202 Trainings | Skill based advanced shop certifications

1. Work in the shop for 2 hours
2. Complete 1 hour of shop cleanup | See shop tech for cleaning assignment 
3. Sign up for a 101/202 Training Session | Picktime reservation system
4. Attend the 101/202 Training Session | Wear closed toed shoes and long pants

APPLY TO BE A SHOP TECH

Applications for Spring quarter will open mid-Winter Quarter 2023

Hiring info session: TBD Winter Quarter

Basic Requirements:
1. Yellow tag or Equivalent 101 Trainings
2. Time in the machine shop (50 Shop Hours recommended)

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FALL QUARTER HOURS

  • Mustang '60: 
    • 10am - 6pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday until week 7
  • Aero Hangar:
    • Closed for Red Tag Tours until week 7

All red tags and yellow tags take place in the Aero Hangar

RESERVATIONS AND SERVICES

waterjet

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

laser cutter

Reserve time on the laser cutter | Picktime reservation system

PROJECT STORAGE

Personal Locker | Bring a combination lock to Mustang 60 and talk to a shop tech

Senior Project Cage | Bring a combination lock to Mustang 60 and talk to Eric Pulse

Senior Project Room | Contact epulse@calpoly.edu for senior project room access

fee for service

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

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