Bray Lab is part of the Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering. The building is comprised of research labs, staff and graduate student offices, and a neighborhood of design, build, and testing spaces.

The design, build and testing spaces are accessible to everyone in the Tufts community. Please use this website to learn about the spaces, equipment and training.


Tuesday, Sep 3 : Bray open regular hours. 

Wednesday, Oct 9: Machine Shop closes at 2pm for Yom Kippur

Monday, Oct 14: Machine Shop closed for Indigenous People’s Day

Monday, Nov 11: Machine Shop closed for Veteran’s Day

Thursday, Nov 28: Machine Shop closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov 29: Machine Shop closed for Day After Thanksgiving

Monday, Dec 9: Last day of training sessions

Dec 10 – 19: Limited Machine Shop hours to be determined.

Dec 20 – Jan 14: Bray closed for cleaning, maintenance, repairs and employee training. Please contact Marya or Ben for special project access.

General Rules

  • Be respectful of others, the spaces, tools, shop workers, and equipment
  • Follow the Buddy System by always having someone nearby for safety and support
  • Always use a clamp to securely hold material to combat applied forces from a tool
  • Clean up before you leave
  • No outside tools
  • No outside chemicals (such as epoxies, spray paint, etc.)
  • No food in the shop or labs (food is allowed in the lobby and Design Lab)
  • Bray tools and equipment must stay in the building

Please inform Bray Lab staff of any injuries or potentially harmful situations (see something, say something).