• Machine Shop Setup

Machine Shop Services

  • Define Scope:  Will shop be for prototyping, production or research?  What is the project’s size, budget and timing?
  • Source Machines:  Research and select new and used machines to achieve shop objectives while staying within budget.
  • Layout:  Design a functional shop in CAD with necessary utilities, proper machine placement, safety and buffer zones.
  • Tooling:  Advise on tooling to optimize each machine’s productivity; build custom tool libraries.
  • Take Shop Live:  Install and test machines; on-site coordination of riggers, electricians, plumbers and other trades.
  • Education: Develop training curricula to guide staff on safe/proper machine use.
  • Customize:  Create innovative tooling and fixtures, designed and manufactured by our in-house prototyping team.

Machine Shop Set-Up Process

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Finalize machine selection

Create 3D model of space and machines

Complete machine specifications

  • Air
  • Power
  • Etc
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Use 3D models and paper footprints to deliver optimal, efficient shop, per client’s goals

Architects begin permitting process once layout is established

Specify final machine tooling and accessories

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Spec, order, fabricate and install storage options:

• Hand tools, including foam cutouts in tool drawers

• Cutting tools and bits

• Materials

• Hardware

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Design and fabricate custom shop accessories:

• Welding fixtures

• Machine shielding

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APROE creates custom classes, taught at your facility, to satisfy specific needs of various stakeholders:

• Risk Management/EHS

• Shop Managers

• Machine users

Machine Shops Gallery