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Machining and Technical Services

Jacob Gantt

Fabrication Shop | MTS

Jacob Gantt

JACOB GANTT is a Lab Technologist II in the Machining and Technical Services' Fabrication Shop. He is also a Welder, Fabricator, and Assistant in the 3D Print Shop. Jacob performs welding to prescribed standards from metal and materials according to blueprints. Operation and maintenance of 3D printers.


A.S. Welding Technology
Tri-County Technical College

Machine Tool Technology
Pickens County Career and Technology Center


BOILER TUBES WELDING: Laser Welding dissimilar metals and TIG welding on stainless steel tubing for sensor on research for boiler tubes – Dr. Hai Xiao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

I-BEAM CONSTRUCTION: Fabricated and Stick weld 18’ x 16’ I-beam square frame to use a hydraulic press to test different compositions of concrete for Civil Engineering.

ENGINEERING BRIDGE TABLE: Fabricated the Bridge Table in Holtzendorff Hall

AUTOCLAVE COMPONENTS: Weld precious metals (silver, gold, platinum, and Inconel) to grow crystals in autoclave – Chemical Engineering

3D PROTOTYPES: 3D print part prototypes for several Bioengineering student research projects – Dr John Desjardins, Bioengineering


Freeman Hall exteriorLab Technologist II
Machining and Technical Services
Welder and Fabricator
Fabrication Shop

Phone: 864-656-5546


  • Precision multi-process welding. SMAW(Stick), GMAW(MIG), GTAW(TIG)
  • Skilled in forming metal by operating shears, press brakes, notchers, ironworkers, rollers
  • Skilled in the setup and operation of high-tech welding machines
  • Experience with setup and operation of Laser Welding
  • Experience with the operation of 3D printers
  • Design part models using SolidWorks
  • Consult welding practices and 3D printing technology to best serve the student and researcher in their goal of a finished product


The services are available to internal and external clients, including researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. We work closely with clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and provide customized solutions to meet the customer's budget and time frame.

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  • Machine Shop
  • Fabrication Shop
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Electronics Shop
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