Precision machining and metal fabrication facilities are available both in the School of Architecture + Design's burchard Hall shops and at the CAUS RDF. These facilities house precision machine tools including several multi-axis CAM tools, manual mills, lathes (CNC and Manual), sheer and break, along with cutting, grinding, and welding capacity. Burchard hall shops are staffed by two professional machinists and metal workers that support reserach and student activities. As teaching spaces these facilities offer a direct student connection to materials and processes and are utilized by courses and studios throughout all programs in the School of Architecture + Design. RDF metal fabrication facilities support large scale fabrication, structural welding, and general fabrication activities. In addition RDF houses manual and CNC milling machines, and a number of precision metal working tools.