Materials Fabrication Studio Coordinator
Office: 1075 AA
Phone: (734) 764-4577
As Materials Fabrication Studio Coordinator, Mike Vitale manages the metals studio spaces, ensuring proper usage and maintaing equipment and supplies. The metals area consists of a classroom, a hot shop (welding, soldering forging), and a cold shop (hammering/forming, drilling, sawing, cutting, lathing, milling). In addition, Vitale is expanding his knowledge base to support digital 3D processes and techniques.
Vitale has exhibited his work across the nation and continues to be an active artist in the metalsmithing field. He is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Michigan Silversmith’s Guild, and Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America (ABANA).
Vitale joined the A&D staff in 2007, and enjoys contributing his knowledge and imparting his excitement for the field to A&D students.