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<span style="color:#FF0000">'''''These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.'''''</span>
Even though the Idea Shop is inaccessible to the Illinois Tech community we understand that students enrolled in certain classes will still need access to our services. Because of this, we have set up a system for students to remotely submit their files for processing. Once received, our staff will communicate with you via email with a time and cost estimate. Once you confirm we will process the file(s) and notify you once your parts are ready for pick up. This process may require more time than usual. Please plan in advance.
 
==Students==
 
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===IPRO Students===
 
If you are currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may submit files for both 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC. See the steps below for more details.
 
===Non-IPRO Students===
 
If you are '''not''' currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may '''only''' submit files for 3D Printing or CNC, all other files will not be accepted. See the steps below for more details.
 
  
==Staff / Faculty / Others==
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'''As of {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}} the Grainger Maker Space will remain closed to in-person use for the Fall 2020 semester, and the Assembly Area will be open to in-person use by appointment only.'''
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Faculty involved with time sensitive research projects may contact the Idea Shop with their inquires. You will be informed via email if your job has been accepted for processing and a rough time estimate. An additional fee may be assessed to cover labor costs.
 
  
All others individuals will be required to wait until the Idea Shop is once again accessible.
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*For [[Remote File Submissions| '''prototyping services via remote file submissions, see our Remote File Submission''']] page for details.
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*To make an [https://dev.ideashop.iit.edu/safety/reservations| '''Assembly Area reservation, click here''']. ''Only users who have previously completed a safety training can currently reserve work time in the Assembly Area. (For new users, an online version of our safety training is forthcoming - check back after Sept 14, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience!)''
  
==3D Prints==
 
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===Submission===
 
Email ideashop[at]iit.edu with your attached STL or VRML file. For each attached file include the following information:
 
*Class number / name
 
*Student name
 
*Filename
 
*Which printer you would like to use. Info on Idea Shop printers found here: [[3D Printers]]
 
*Color / Material (if applicable depending on printer).
 
*The file dimensions and units.
 
<blockquote class="blockquote" style="font-size:1em; margin-left:2em">
 
Example:
 
;IPRO 497-123
 
;John Doe
 
;Test.stl (attached)
 
;uPrint Plus
 
;Black ABS Plastic
 
;25mm x 50mm x 100mm (X, Y, Z)
 
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;Arch 436
 
;John Doe
 
;Arch-436.stl (attached)
 
;zPrinter 450
 
;White
 
;2.5in x 5.0in x 10.0in (X, Y, Z)
 
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;Arch 436
 
;John Doe
 
;Arch-436-color.vrml (attached)
 
;zPrinter 450
 
;Color
 
;25mm x 50mm x 100mm (X, Y, Z)
 
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===Processing===
 
:''Main Article : [[Processing 3D Files]]''
 
Upon receipt of your email Idea Shop staff will review your files in Autodesk NetFabb. If your file does not qualify as a good STL as explained [[Processing 3D Files | here]], the staff will inform you that your part will not be printed. Reviewing the [[Fixing STLs]] page before you send your file will reduce the time taken to process your file.
 
  
====Wall Thickness====
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== FAQ==
We have a recommended minimum wall thickness for each of our printers. To pass a NetFabb wall thickness test your part must be less than 5 percent of surface area below the minimum thickness threshold.
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The minimum wall thickness for:
 
* uPrint - 1 mm
 
* Form2 - 1 mm
 
* Objet Eden - 0.6 mm
 
* zPrint - 2mm
 
  
If your part fails the wall thickness tests, but you would still like to process and print the part, you must submit a consent statement including your name, class number / name, total cost, knowledge of potential failure and A-number.  
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===Do I need to take another safety training for the Assembly Area for Fall 2020?===
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If you currently have a valid safety training for the Assembly Area you do not need to take the online safety training quizzes. However you must watch the new safety training video, as it contains new COVID-specific information.
Example:
 
  
I, John Doe A12345678, understand that the part that I wish to print for my class IPRO 497-XXX fails to meet minimum 1 mm wall thickness requirements for the uPrint machine. Having this in mind, I still wish to print the part as is and will accept the full cost of the part ($$$) regardless of whether it successfully prints or not.
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===What remote prototyping services are available from the Idea Shop?===
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Below are the currently available remote prototyping services being offered by the Idea Shop:
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*[[Remote_File_Submissions#3D Prints | 3D Prints]]
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*[[Remote_File_Submissions#Laser Cuts | Laser Cutting / Engraving]]
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*[[Remote_File_Submissions#CNC | CNC Milling]]
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*[[Remote_File_Submissions#General Woodshop / Fabrication | General Woodshop / Fabrication]]
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*[[Remote_File_Submissions#Project Consultation | Project Consultation]]
  
===Payment===
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===Can I submit personal projects for fabrication?===
If your class / research project has a budget approved by the Idea Shop Lab Manager you will need to send a consent statement including the total cost, your name, class number / name, and A Number.
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Users may submit personal project files, however based on our current workload these files will be accepted on a case by case basis and given the lowest priority for completion.  
  
For all other scenarios you will be asked to pay via the [https://secure.touchnet.com/C20090_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=9&SINGLESTORE=true Idea Shop Touchnet] credit card store. Once payment is complete you must forward your receipt to ideashop[at]iit.edu. Your part will not be added to the queue until we have received your  receipt.
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===Why is the Idea Shop not allowing in person use?===
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Based on the current recommendations of public health organizations and Illinois Tech, it is not possible to safely allow the Idea Shop's large user base to access the Maker Space and keep a low probability of disease transmission. When making these decisions we have consulted the COVID-19 shop policies and experiences of shops in many other universities. Fundamental concerns include lack of staffing, the large collection of shared equipment, the inability to maintain adequate social distancing, and preventing large gatherings of individuals. We will re-evaluate our policy as more information / recommendations become available from the public health community and Illinois Tech administration.
  
===Printing===
 
Now that payment is complete your part will be added to the queue. You will received further communication via email when your part is ready.
 
  
==Laser Cuts==
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==User Priorities==
 
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===Submission===
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===Students===
#First, download the AutoCAD laser bed template: [[:File:epilog laser.dwt|Epilog Laser Template]]
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====IPRO Students====
#Create or import your geometry into the template. Make sure to move your lines to the appropriate layers. Save your file as a DWG.
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If you are currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may submit work / files to for all services listed above.
#:Layer Meanings:
 
#:*Yellow - Cut First will cut all of these lines before moving on to any other lines
 
#:*Pink - Cut Last will cut all of these lines after all of the other lines have been completed
 
#:*Red - Raster will lightely etch on the surface of the material
 
#:*Green - Score Shallow will only cut 25% of the way through the material
 
#:*Blue - Score Deep will only cut 50% of the way through the material
 
#Send an email to ideashop[at]iit.edu with your DWG file and include the following information for each file:
 
*Class number / name
 
*Student Name
 
*Filename
 
*Material / Thickness / Color
 
<blockquote class="blockquote" style="font-size:1em; margin-left:2em">
 
Example:
 
;IPRO 497-123
 
;John Doe
 
;Test.dwg (attached)
 
;Acrylic 1/8" Blue
 
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===Processing===
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====Non-IPRO Students====
Upon receipt of your email Idea Shop staff will review your files in AutoCAD. If your file does not qualify as a good DWG, the staff will inform you that your part will not be cut. A good DWG should have all of the layers appropriately selected and all geometries placed within the cutting templates.  
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If you are '''not''' currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may '''only''' submit files for services not provided by your academic department. Remote file acceptance under this category is lower priority compared to IPRO students and acceptance / completion is subject to availability of staff.
  
===Payment===
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===Staff / Faculty / Illinois Tech Research Groups===
If your class / research project has a budget approved by the Idea Shop Lab Manager you will need to send a consent statement including the total cost, your name, class number / name, and A Number.
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Faculty involved with time sensitive research projects may contact the Idea Shop with their inquires. You will be informed via email if your job has been accepted for processing and given a rough time estimate. An additional fee may be assessed to cover labor costs.
  
==CNC==
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===All other projects===
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The Idea Shop will take personal projects on a lowest priority, case by case basis. If you have questions on whether the Idea Shop is able to assist with your remote file submissions please reach out to us via email.
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==Part Pick-Up==
 
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Once your job has been completed you will be contacted via email. Part pick-up times are at the discretion / availability of the Idea Shop / IPRO staff.
 
  
When picking up your part:
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==COVID-19 Email Communications==
*You must have your IIT Hawkcard for pick-up.
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Log of Emails from the Idea Shop regarding COVID-19 measures:
*If another individual is picking up your job you must specify that person as an alternate pick-up via email. This individual must bring their IIT Hawkcard for pick-up.
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*March 13th, 2020 '''[[File:Idea_Shop_COVID-19_03-13-2020.pdf]]'''

Latest revision as of 13:46, 11 September 2020

These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

As of October 26, 2020 the Grainger Maker Space will remain closed to in-person use for the Fall 2020 semester, and the Assembly Area will be open to in-person use by appointment only.


FAQ


Do I need to take another safety training for the Assembly Area for Fall 2020?

If you currently have a valid safety training for the Assembly Area you do not need to take the online safety training quizzes. However you must watch the new safety training video, as it contains new COVID-specific information.

What remote prototyping services are available from the Idea Shop?

Below are the currently available remote prototyping services being offered by the Idea Shop:

Can I submit personal projects for fabrication?

Users may submit personal project files, however based on our current workload these files will be accepted on a case by case basis and given the lowest priority for completion.

Why is the Idea Shop not allowing in person use?

Based on the current recommendations of public health organizations and Illinois Tech, it is not possible to safely allow the Idea Shop's large user base to access the Maker Space and keep a low probability of disease transmission. When making these decisions we have consulted the COVID-19 shop policies and experiences of shops in many other universities. Fundamental concerns include lack of staffing, the large collection of shared equipment, the inability to maintain adequate social distancing, and preventing large gatherings of individuals. We will re-evaluate our policy as more information / recommendations become available from the public health community and Illinois Tech administration.


User Priorities


Students

IPRO Students

If you are currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may submit work / files to for all services listed above.

Non-IPRO Students

If you are not currently enrolled in an IPRO class, you may only submit files for services not provided by your academic department. Remote file acceptance under this category is lower priority compared to IPRO students and acceptance / completion is subject to availability of staff.

Staff / Faculty / Illinois Tech Research Groups

Faculty involved with time sensitive research projects may contact the Idea Shop with their inquires. You will be informed via email if your job has been accepted for processing and given a rough time estimate. An additional fee may be assessed to cover labor costs.

All other projects

The Idea Shop will take personal projects on a lowest priority, case by case basis. If you have questions on whether the Idea Shop is able to assist with your remote file submissions please reach out to us via email.


COVID-19 Email Communications

Log of Emails from the Idea Shop regarding COVID-19 measures: