Location and Hours

Student Access Section

Access to the build space, 3d printing, computer stations, machining area, and training sessions can all be scheduled here: Learning Factory Booking Page.

Note that we will only be conducting Power Tool and Safety training for the foreseeable future (no welding or machining training). You may reserve up to two slots in a row. We are prioritizing access for Capstone, then other courses at this time. If we have capacity, other groups will be allowed to use the space. Work areas are for individuals. We have a limited number of group (2 people max) work areas which can also be reserved.


The Learning Factory is part of the Engineering Services Building, located on West Campus at Penn State University Park (interactive map).


Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm

The Learing Factory is currently not operating during weekends.

student getting assistance from learning factory staff member outside perspective of the learning factory facility


Our mission is to help bring the real-world into the classroom by providing engineering students with practical hands-on experience through industry-sponsored and client-based capstone design projects. Since its inception, the Learning Factory has completed more than 1,800 projects for more than 500 different sponsors, and nearly 9,000 engineering students at Penn State University Park participated in such a project.

The Learning Factory

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802