Education and outreach

Helpful tools

Calculators and reference

Several design software packages are available to ASU faculty, staff and student research lab workers. These are particularly useful for our Self-Service Machine Shop users.

This is a short list of the most popular software available. Due to licensing restrictions, not all software will be available to all users. Individual use and access will vary.

  • AutoDesk for Education (3-D design and engineering software)
  • HSMWorks (Software for machining from a solid model, requires Inventor or SolidWorks)
  • SolidWorks (3D design, solid modeling and engineering drawing software)
  • 7 Zip (Zip program to control large files)


Materials and tools sources

  • MatWeb (Material properties reference)

Below are some of the typical resources used to obtain materials & tools needed during the manufacturing design and machining process.