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EQUIPMENT TRAINING

University of Oregon faculty, staff and students are welcome to request training in equipment available at the TSA Labs. 

 

Training times vary depending on basic (fundamental operations) to advanced (R&D) training. Training times range from an hour to several hours depending on equipment. Once basic training is completed, a user may book the equipment for use. 

 

FUNDAMENTAL OPERATIONS TRAINING

 

This training includes the following: 

  • Overview of the equipment capabilities. 

  • Equipment pre-setup. 

  • Fabrication: Stock material, tool calibration, vacuum setup, etc.

  • 3D-Printing: Loading platform, adding support structures to CAD, print analysis, etc. 

  • Protocol for safe machine operations. 

  • Basic post-processing training. 

  • Fabrication: Part removal, cleaning procedure, etc. 

  • 3D-Printing: Support removal, finishing techniques, etc. 

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

 

The advanced training enables the user to use the equipment for use beyond typical operations. Examples of advanced training include: 

  • All training items present in Fundamental Operations Training. 

  • Details of machine components, hardware and common troubleshooting. 

  • Explanation and effects of various parameters related to the machine. 

  • Access to after-hours lab use .

Rates: 

Training starts at $75/hr and training time may vary depending on the type of training and equipment. 

 

Once trained, users are only charged for machine use and consumables. Self-use rates start at $35/hr for

Fabrication equipment and $18.75/hr for 3D-Printing contingent on the machine.