Mechanical Engineering Labs

Gonzaga's Mechanical Engineering instructional labs support courses in the B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree program.

These labs bridge the gap between the theorietical concepts learned in lecture courses and the practical application needed for a career.

Labs are availble to select Senior Design teams and club projects related to Mechanical Engineering.

Additional labs are associated with technical electives such as Combustion, and faculty-led student research projects in Tribology and Materials Research.


Mechanical Engineering Lab

Students use this laboratory facility for the study of mechanical measurements and instrumentation. Equipment includes:
  • Low-speed wind tunnel
  • Apparatuses for the study of hydraulic turbines, fans, fins, electric motors, PLC, and strength of materials
  • Electronics lab for the study of data acquisition and signal conditioning circuitry

Manufacturing Processes Lab

Equipment includes:
  • Sheet metal shear, rollers, notcher, and punch press
  • Manual and CNC milling machines and lathes
  • Plastics injection molding machine
  • Welding station with hood
  • Rapid prototyping (i.e., 3-D printer)
  • Metrology equipment, including coordinate measuring machine
design lab

Mechanical Engineering Design Labs

Double-screen workstations run Solidworks, the industry standard for 3D design, simulation, and documentation tools