Engineering Innovation Hub

 

Overview of Services

The Engineering Innovation Hub is a suite of design, machining, building, and fabrication techniques for manufacturing prototypes. Located in the Engineering Sciences Building on the Evansdale Campus, the Innovation Hub is open to individuals and groups from both inside the WVU community and broader state community. Fees include training, mentorship, assistance, equipment usage, and certain materials. Users of the Engineering Innovation Hub can develop their ideas into working prototypes, use the services to have components made for research and projects, and after training use the equipment as needed. The Engineering Innovation Hub consists of three shop spaces:

Rapid Prototyping Workroom (ESB G85)
Comprehensive benchtop-scale prototyping facility with equipment including:

  • 3D printers
  • 3D scanners
  • CAD/CAM, graphic, and industrial design software
  • CNC plasma cutting table
  • CNC Router Table
  • Benchtop milling and turning machines
  • General hand tools and workspace
  • Laser cutters
  • Fully equipped Hot Works area
  • Vacuum former
  • Woodworking tools
  • Sheet metal tools

Custom Manufacturing Workroom (ESB G86)

  • 4-Axis CNC Mill
  • CNC lathe
  • Water-jet cutting table
  • Manual mills and lathes
  • Electronic Discharge Machine (EDM)

Electronics Prototyping Workroom (ESB G75E)
This area will have the capabilities to design and manufacture electronic circuits using Arduino and Raspberry Pi - CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Metal 3D Printing Facility (ESB G59)

  • Small volume metal 3D printer capable of printing parts in 316 Stainless Steel

How to Access Services

Want to be trained to use equipment within the Engineering Innovation Hub? 

  • Click the Request Services tab
  • Look for REQUEST TRAINING: Equipment Training
  • Follow the Initiate Request link
  • Enter required information on Equipment Training Request Form
  • EIH staff will review the request and Agree to request once review is complete
  • Once approved the request will be placed in queue for training and will be scheduled by EIH staff

Want to utilize the Engineering Innovation Hub fabrication services? 

  • Click the Request Services tab
  • Look for Engineering Innovation Hub Design/Manufacturing Service Request
  • Follow the Initiate Request link
  • Enter required information on Engineering Innovation Hub Pay-Per Service Request Form and attach necessary files
  • EIH staff will review the request and Agree to request once review is complete
  • An estimate will be provided and user will need to approve estimate before being placed in queue

Want to have the Engineering Innovation Hub 3D print a part? 

  • Click the Request Services tab
  • Look for 3D Print Request (3D Print)
  • Follow the Initiate Request link
  • Enter required information on 3D Printing Request Form and attach necessary files
  • EIH staff will review the request and Agree to request once review is complete
  • An estimate will be provided and user will need to approve estimate before being placed in queue

Leadership

Joshua Bintrim

Shop Manager of Advanced Manufacturing Prototyping Workroom (ESB G85)

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506

(304) 293-3466

jwbintrim@mail.wvu.edu

 

Kelsey Crawford

Shop Manager of Advanced Machine Prototyping Workroom (ESB G86)

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506

(304) 293-3427

kelsey.crawford@mail.wvu.edu

 

Kenneth Hite

Shop Manager of Advanced Electronics Prototyping Workroom (ESB G75)

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506

(304) 293-3427

kenneth.hite@mail.wvu.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Locations

Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Engineering Sciences Building
1306 Evansdale Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26506


Links and Resources

Engineering Innovation Hub Website  |  Engineering Innovation Document Library

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kelsey Crawford
Shop Manager
 
(304) 293-3427
 
kelsey.crawford@mail.wvu.edu
 
ESB G86
 
Joshua Bintrim
Shop Manager
 
(304) 293-3466
 
jwbintrim@mail.wvu.edu
 
ESB G85
 
Kolin Brown
Assistant Director
 
(304) 293-8900
 
ksbrown@mail.wvu.edu
 
MRB 373D
 
Gene Cilento
Director
 
(304) 293-4088
 
gene.cilento@mail.wvu.edu
 
ESB 445
 
Kenneth Hite
Shop Manager
 
(304) 293-3427
 
kenneth.hite@mail.wvu.edu
 
ESB G75
 

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