Steam Works

Meeting time: Sundays 3:00pm in Keller 2-160

Model Steam Engines

Steam works is concerned with the design and manufacturing of small scale renditions of Steam Powered engines. This involves both use of CAD software (Autodesk Inventor) and precision machining, which is done in the Mechanical Engineering Student Shop.

Getting Involved

For those interested in Steam Works, please visit the Anderson Student Machine Shop (ME 176) and watch the in-house training video. This is required in order to use any equipment in the machine shop. If possible, it is also beneficial to have Autodesk Inventor on your computer, which is part of the free CSE downloadable software found on the IT page (see below).

It is also recommended that you get access to the Exceed lab.

Student Machine Shop Website

Autodesk Inventor Download (Make sure to get Inventor. The other Autodesk products are not required)

Exceed Lab Access


If you want to learn more about the project, come to one of our project meetings, or join the team, contact John Proper (