Access for beginning users is confined to hours when the Facility’s director is present. The lathe, mill, and bandsaw can be operated only during working hours, 9:00 until 17:00, with the exception that use at other times is permitted to qualified personnel if two or more people are present. Users can also reserve machine time via the PPMS system after certification has been granted
Users must observe all shop rules, are posted throughout the Facility, as well as tool specific instructions on each piece of equipment. Any rule violations will result in suspension and potential eviction from the shop premises indefinitely. New users are required to fill out a Machine Safety form for each machine type.
Training must be complete before any equipment can be used.
- Autonomous and Simple Equipment Training (3D Printer, Laser Cutter, Bandsaw, Drill Press) will be offered by appointment only. Each Session takes approixmatly 30 minutes.
- Heavy Equipment Training (Mill, Lathe, CNC Mill) will given on a case by case basis. Each session is limited to 3 people and will include general machineing and metalworking skills as well as machine specifics skills. Classes very by length depending on the complexity of the part being made.