Hatch Centre – Faculty of Engineering
Students work in the Hatch Build Space.

Hatch Centre: Student Workshops & Build Space

This space is open to all Engineering Undergraduate students. In order to gain access to the space students can drop by the office and speak with the Workshop Technologist Co-Op Student in JHE-H104A to be enrolled in the Avenue to Learn Student Workshop course. After completing the online training videos and online quizzes, an orientation session can be booked so students can get acquainted with the workspace.

The woodworking space has a powerful room-wide air ventilation system that can be manually turned on which will remove dust and airborne particulates from the space, on top of the use of the Festool ecosystem of power tools. This tool ecosystem is designed to work in conjunction with their dust extractors which contain a HEPA filter in order to have a relatively dust-free work environment. Hearing and eye protection are required when working in the space. To access this space students must undergo additional training on top of the basic Student Workshop training.

With the basic Student Workshop training students will be able to use the workspace, and its basic hand tools; however, if students wish to expand their technical knowledge and skills they can talk to the Workshop Technologist to book a training session with the larger power tools, which include:

  • Powermatic Belt/Disc Sander (Wood, and Ferrous Metals)
  • Palmgren Pedestal Grinder
  • Strands S25T Geared Head Drill Press
  • E-R Maier Vertical Gravity Bandsaw
  • Powermatic 18″ Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Powermatic 14″ Bandsaw
  • Festool Jigsaw, Palm Sander, Router, Track Saw
  • Lincoln Electric Power MIG 256
  • Lincoln Electric Precision TIG 225
  • Microweily High-Speed Precision Lathe
  • First Vertical Milling Machine


Student Workshop:
Monday – Friday 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Build Space:

24hrs with accompanying approved Team Captain

Contact us

Lawrence Mak

Workshop Technologist