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Machine Shop

Machine Shop

The Fabrication (machine) Shop in 1550 and 1570 Driftmier offers fabrication tools, equipment, and human capital to complete the most challenging projects students and faculty can conceive. Our local expert, George Haynie, full-time Shop Manager, has many years of experience designing and fabricating in both research and industrial settings. George has the skills to help make abstract ideas into reality.

Requests for fabrication support are accepted in person and through the College’s Lab Support email portal at labsupport@engr.uga.edu. Jobs are handled in the order they are received. We strive to provide quick and professional service to all our requestors.

Machine Shop Tools and Equipment

    Additive manufacturing

    Forming

    Metal Cutting

  • Sheet metal cutting - hydraulic shear w/ 0.102” mild steel cutting capacity
  • Metal cutting – Baileigh plasma table, 4’x4’, CNC
  • Metal cutting – bandsaws, chopsaws, plasma torches

    Lathe

  • Sharp w/ 12” swing, manual

    Milling

  • Vertical milling – Sharp LMV-49 vertical knee mill, manual
  • Vertical Machining Center - HAAS Minimill w/ 4th axis capability, CNC

    Routing

  • Shopbot 4-axis router with a 4’x4’ work area, CNC

    Metal Joining

  • Welding – MIG, TIG, stick for stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum. We can also braze and solder a variety of materials.

    Woodworking

  • planing, joining, sanding, cutting

Meet the Manager

George Haynie, Machine Shop Manager, College of Engineering

A native of New Jersey, George has worked in manufacturing since his teens, when he first discovered the fascinating world of machining at a neighbor’s garage shop. Having worked in a variety of shop settings over his career, George has found his most rewarding work takes place in the development of research projects and experimental manufacturing, first at SRI, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey, and now here, at the University of Georgia. George takes pride in sharing his many years of practical experience in the machinist trade with those who are spearheading innovation in today’s high-tech world, and he is excited to be working with the Engineering students, faculty and staff here at UGA. In his spare time, George enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hiking and cycling, as well as spending time with his wife, three children and numerous family pets, including dogs, goats, and rabbits.