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.

Given the current and ongoing need for social distancing, Shop occupancy is limited, and its use is by appointment only. Access to the shop for work or consultations must be requested using the College’s lab support portal at George or other staff will coordinate with students their times of availability.

Submitted jobs are handled in the order they are received. We strive to provide quick and professional service to all our requestors.

Note: Proper PPE must be worn at all times in the Machine Shop

  • Saftey Glasses
  • Long Pants

Machine Shop and Tools Program

Additive manufacturing


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


  • Sharp w/ 12” swing, manual


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


  • 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.


  • planing, joining, sanding, cutting

Meet the Manager

George HaynieGeorge 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.

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