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Digital Fabrication Lab

Faculty & Staff Training

DFL Equipment Training:

There are two levels of equipment training in the DFL. The first level is an in-class informational session. These are open to students, faculty, and staff. These sessions provide information on what our machines can do and instructions on how to prepare files for them. These are highly recommended for anyone interested in accessing the lab resources.

In-class information sessions:

These will be held on Wednesdays in SAB 116.

  • These sessions are open to students, faculty, and staff. These sessions allow lab users to gain a better understanding of the equipment in the lab and why proper file preparation is so important.

  • Dates and times for in-class information sessions will be posted on the resource reservation calendar. These sessions will be from 2-3 hours and will cover machine principles, file preparation and execution.

  • Individuals looking to attend a session will be asked to reserve a seat through our online resource reservation calendar.

  • All equipment use is still done with a trained technician during open lab hours. This training does not grant open access to machines.

Hands on Training:

The second level of training is Hands on Training. This is reserved for Faculty and Staff looking to obtain more in-depth training for research purposes and curriculum development. Individuals seeking hands on training will need to coordinate with the IST to schedule further Hands on Training sessions beyond their initial in-class information session in order to gain un-supervised access to equipment during open lab hours.

  • Those seeking hands on training must have files prepared for the machine on which you are being trained. SUNY New Paltz provides resources to students, faculty, and staff to learn the software necessary for equipment use in the DFL. Educational resources can be found on the DFL Helpful Links.

  • Files brought to your training session must meet the criteria laid out on the File Preparation page. You will be asked to provide these files and all necessary materials for your project during the initial training session.

  • Individuals must attend all required training sessions (in-class information sessions and required hands on training) to be granted machine access. Machine access will not be granted to those who have not completed all required training sessions within the time frames specified.

  • It is the responsibility of the individual seeking training to schedule the required Hands on Training sessions with the IST within 30 days of their initial In-class information session.

 Laser Cutter training requirements: 3 sessions

  • One (1) Wednesday in-class information session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety

  • Two (2) Hands on Training sessions (duration will vary) within 30 days of initial In class information session.

 Large Format Printer training requirements: 3 sessions

  • One (1) Wednesday in-class information session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety

  • Two (2) Hands on Training sessions (duration will vary) within 30 days of initial In-class information session.

 Vinyl Cutter training requirements: 3 sessions

  • One (1) Wednesday in-class information session (2 hr.) covering file preparation, machine setup, and safety

  • Two (2) Hands on Training sessions (duration will vary) within 30 days of initial In-class information session.

 CNC Router training requirements: 4 sessions

  • One (1) Wednesday in-class information session (3 hrs.) covering basic CNC principles / file preparation / and pathing software.

  • Three (3) Hands on Training sessions (duration will vary) within 30 days of initial

 

*Files will be provided for CNC Router training. The CNC router is only available during open lab hours when the IST is on campus.