Faculty of Engineering

Shop Rates

Shop Rates

University Machine Services develops hourly charge-out rates from supporting historical data and the forecasting of revenues and expenses for the current fiscal year. The number of billable hours is divided by the total of all shop expenses with the intent of providing services internally at cost. Any surplus is used for operational and faculty improvements.

Charges and estimates are calculated hourly as follows including overhead and all support equipment not listed. The shop’s hourly charge-out rates will be the following:

Western University Internal Engineering Contracts - Instructional and Operating - Research:
Manufacturing technicians including all conventional equipment - $62.00
Engineering and Project Management - $68.20

Western University External to Engineering Contracts - Instructional and Operating - Research:
Manufacturing technicians including all conventional equipment - $67.70
Engineering and Project Management - $74.50

External to Western University Contracts:
Manufacturing technicians including all conventional equipment - $74.50
Engineering and Project Management - $81.95

Equipment (run time cost per hour)

CNC 4 axis machining centers
Fadal 15 x 30  - $11.00
Haas 20 x 50 - $16.50

CNC Lathe
Standard Modern 17 x 50  - $10.50

Stratsys Fused Deposition Rapid Prototyping
Stratasys Vantage - $30.00
Stratasys 400MC - $40.00

Objet 30 Rapid Prototyping - $40.00

Wire EDM - Agie-Charmilles 20P Wire EDM System
Internal to Engineering and Western University - $ 30.00
External to Western University - $ 40.00

University Machine Services Labour Rates (printable):