McGowan Medical Device
Prototype Lab

Student Training

The Medical Device Prototype Lab can provide safety training and technical guidance as well as machine operation instruction for the purpose of providing hands on experience which seeks to balance and compliment the strong theoretical education provided by The School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. It provides insight and education to enable clean easy to manufacture components, along with vital training in the safe use of machine tools and manufacturing processes. Engineering students can achieve a solid basic understanding of manufacturing processes to allow better design decisions, and help learn how those decisions affect cost and time in completing their engineering projects throughout their careers.