See what you can do

Outfitted with a large walk-in freezer and space for materials to be stored, the Composites Shop is a specialized workspace equipped for the fabrication, repair, and testing of composite materials, utilizing techniques such as layup, molding, and bonding.

Operating hours

The composites shop is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. by reservation only. Makerspaces are closed on university holidays. Hours are subject to change.

Request shop time

Complete online training

Fill out the form below to specify your project or training request. Upon submission, you’ll receive a Canvas invitation for mandatory EHS safety training that must be finished before accessing the space.

Hands-on training

Once you’ve completed the online training, schedule hands-on training with the shop supervisor. Send an email to Attend the in-person training session at the shop, where you’ll learn how to use the equipment.

Start creating

After finishing the in-person training, you’re free to utilize the shop for your personal projects, class assignments, prototyping, and more. Your creative journey begins!

Makerspace Reservation: Composites Shop

Submissions must be made at least 48 hours prior to requested reservation time.

  • Must use an Iowa State University ( address.
  • Check operating hours above.
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Composites Shop Staff

Our supervisors are here to support you and your ideas. Reach out with questions about the equipment, possibilities, and logistics of this Makerspace.

Jon Hamborg,

Shop Supervisor

Jacob Weber,

Shop Supervisor

Chase Hurd,

Student Employee

Anna Overmann,

Student Employee