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Digital Fabrication Lab

Faculty & Staff Training

Faculty and staff training on a machine for independent operation during open lab hours will be offered by the IST on a case by case basis. We ask that those seeking equipment training have files prepared for a project that pertain to the machine on which they are requesting training. This shows us that you have a familiarity with the required software and what your skill level is with it.

- Equipment trainings will be held Wednesday mornings. Training sessions will be posted on the DFL resource calendar found at www.newpaltz.edu/dfl.

- Files brought to training session should meet the criteria laid out on the File Preparation page. You will be asked to provide these files and any necessary materials for cutting during the training session.

- Individuals being trained on a machine will be asked to schedule follow up appointments with the IST to ensure the retention of information. Machine access will not be granted to those who have not completed additional training sessions within the time frames specified. A single session is not sufficient to gain un- supervised use of equipment.

 

Laser Cutter training requirements: 

1 Wednesday in class training session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety.

2 follow up sessions (duration will vary) scheduled by the trainee with the within 30 days of initial training.

 

Large Format printer training requirements: 

1 Wednesday in class training session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety.

2 follow up sessions (duration will vary) scheduled by the trainee with the within 30 days of initial training.

 

Vinyl cutter training requirements: 

1 Wednesday in class training session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety.

2 follow up sessions (duration will vary) scheduled by the trainee with the within 30 days of initial training.

 

If one is looking to access the CNC router, the training is bit more extensive. For the CNC router, files for training will be provided.

  • Individuals must complete all 4 training sessions in order to gain access to the CNC router.

  • The CNC router will only be available during open lab hours. There will not be unlimited access to the CNC router.

 

CNC router training requirements:

2 Wednesday In class training sessions (2 hrs.) covering basic CNC principles / file preparation/ and pathing software.

2 Wednesday in class sessions (2 hrs.) covering machine setup and safety.