Students, industry partners and Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff work together in the Collaborative Machining Center. The center is tailored toward
student participation. The work space is equipped with manual and CNC machine tools, metrology tools, six-axis industrial robots and rapid prototype machines.
The goal of the center is to foster in students the ability to solve systems engineering problems independently. Collaboration with industrial partners provides students with real-world experience and practical
skills. The relationships formed in the process help retain students in the region after graduation.