Engineering Product Innovation Center

Engineering Product Innovation Center 

Operations for Spring Semester 2021

Beginning January 25, 2021

Due to Covid-19:

EPIC will be open for use by the Boston University Community.

Hours will be 8AM to 5PM weekdays.

In order to control people density, except in specific circumstances, entry into the EPIC shops will be by appointment only.

 

To access EPIC, please contact us by uploading a request at one of the links shown below.   A staff member or student worker will respond to your request via e-mail and will meet with you in EPIC room 101 or via Zoom to review your request and to determine next steps.

 

Since safety is our highest priority:

 

If you have machine shop or hand tool experience and the staff clears you to work safely in the shop, you may do so. Please inform us of your desire to perform your own fabrication tasks while uploading your request.  Anyone entering an EPIC lab will wear a mask, sign in & out, wash his or her hands upon entry and exit, maintain a 6-foot distance and adhere to all safety regulations.

 

If you do not have machine shop or hand tool experience AND the staff determines that social distancing requirements preclude effective training, EPIC staff and student workers will perform the majority of fabrication tasks on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Depending upon the volume of requests, we may not be able to guarantee a specific completion date.

 

As always, 3D print requests will also be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Print files may be uploaded using the link below.  If you are on campus, we will notify you when the print is ready.  If you are a remote student, we will mail the print to you.

 

Please upload all of your work and facility access requests to these links:

Manufacturing – http://bu.edu/epic/machine

3D Printing – http://bu.edu/epic/3d

Welcome to Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), an impressive 15,000 square foot, multi-million dollar makerspace located in the heart of BU’s Charles River Campus.

At EPIC, all members of the BU community can learn the skills necessary to design and build their own ideas, gain invaluable hands-on experience in design, prototyping, and small-scale manufacturing as an integral part of a strong overall engineering education.

EPIC is aligned with the mission of the College of Engineering to create societal engineers who are prepared to step up to the ever growing need in the US, and abroad, for industry leaders who understand how to develop and manufacture innovative new products in a global environment.

With our cutting edge facilities and equipment, special curriculum, and access to seasoned practitioners, EPIC’s reach exceeds the basic manufacturing research orientation of most university centers. The center is open to all BU students, regardless of major, to receive valuable training on the entire range of relevant skill sets that are vital to product innovation—design, prototyping, manufacturing, and life-cycle management.

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Make the most of your experience at Boston University! If you are a member of the BU community, you can leverage EPIC and learn how to turn your ideas into real products. The first step is to take the Online Safety Test.

Everyone who passes can have hands-on experience in manufacturing.
You do not have to major in Engineering
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After you pass the test, you can use EPIC in any of four ways:
  • Enroll in one of the many design and manufacturing classes taught in EPIC.
  • Sign up for one of the clubs that meet regularly in EPIC, such as the Design Community or the Global App Initiative.
  • Bring in your own personal project (only a sketch is required) and we can help you build it.
  • Sign up to work in EPIC next year by contacting Joe Estano | Laboratory Supervisor.

 

We hope you will join us soon!