This 3,000-square-foot lab is equipped to accommodate a variety of functions related to the fabrication and repair of aircraft metal and composite structures.

In addition to the list below, the lab also maintains various types of equipment used for installing solid and blind type rivets, as well as a wide variety of close tolerance, high strength fasteners. The lab also features tools and instruments for precision measuring, heat treatment and non-destructive testing. 


  • Hydraulic and foot powered sheers
  • Box and pan brakes
  • Turret punch
  • Slip roll
  • Kett saws
  • Die grinders
  • Many other pneumatic and hand-operated tools

Lab Information

Location: Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science, Building 340, Room 115

Lab Directors: Prof. Travis Billette and Prof. Jim Malis

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email