Academic Year 2020-21 Update
This facility will be appointment based until further notice.
Orientations will not be offered in the Spring 2021 Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.
Remote Help Desk
For new or returning students without existing authorization and/or interested in project planning or design, we offer our E4 Virtual Open Hours to address any questions, concerns, and advice for home projects.
Note: Calendar only works for those with an active New School account
Reservation / Use Protocol
Please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined in the access protocol carefully.
All authorized students intending to use shop resources MUST make shop reservations on LIBCAL.
The Technician Consultation Appointment Calendar will appear once you complete your reservation in LibCal
*Note: Reservations MUST be made 48 hours in advance. In the event, you need to cancel or change your booking, (barring emergency) please do so at least 48 hours prior to your current booking. This way it allows another student to sign up for the slot. Failure to do so can result in you losing your booking access for the week. Please reach out if you have any question
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: Reservations available on LIBCAL
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
At this time we are not accepting outside material. The material can be purchased from the E4 Material Store. Please confirm your purchase with the technician during your virtual consultation.
Plasmacam Project Submission
E4 Metal Shop will be taking files for the CNC Plasma Cutter.
Consultation is Mandatory for completion of Submission.
Export all files in .dfx format only.
Projects are processed in the order they are received. Please check the log below for current status.
About the E4 Metal Shop
This lab is for advanced users.
Only continuing students who already have done orientation can use the shop. Second, third, and fourth-year Parsons students, as well as graduate students, will be permitted to use the E4 Metal Shop after training. Students are responsible for understanding all safety protocols and policies of the facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and proper equipment use.
The shop is equipped with multiple tools such as belt grinders, MIG welders, Oxy-Acetylene tanks, and a CNC Plasma Cutter, among others. The shop is primarily designed for use of ferrous metals, though we also have a non-ferrous metals area within the shop for finer metal-working and jewelry projects. If you are interested in purchasing materials (Angle Iron, Flat Stock, Sheet Steel, etc.) for use in the shop, please visit the E4 Material Resale Center.
Additional hand tools and accessories are available for loan through the E4 Tool Checkout.
- Please wear leather boots. No open toe shoes, heels or sneakers allowed.
- Must wear long jeans (no shorts).
- No synthetic, frays, fur
- All long hair must be tied back.
- All hanging accessories must be removed.
Featured Equipment and Tools
- Cold Saw Doringer D 300
- Burr King Model 960-400 Two Wheel Belt Grinder
- Kalamazoo Model s 272 Square Wheel Belt Grinder
- MIG (GMAW) Millermatic 252
- TIG (GTAW) Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
- Oxy-Acetylene Torch
- CNC PlasmaCam/Plasma Cutter Miller Spectrum 875
- Hand-Held Plasma Cutting Torch
- Metal Bandsaw
- Rod Brake
- Drill Press
Required Dust Mask
Required Ear Protection
Required Eye Protection
Required Face Shield