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=Welcome=
 
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Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop, housed in the Kaplan Institute, helps to ignite ideas with cutting-edge tools to enable students to transform their designs, products, and inventions into reality. In this state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping lab, full-time staff and a diverse group of student workers advise users on equipment use, mechanical and electrical design, embedded systems programming, and much more. As a campus wide resource students can use the Idea Shop for a class, research project, or their own personal endeavor.
  
This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:
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The Idea Shop is comprised of two spaces: The Grainger Maker Space, which houses our general shop tools, laser cutters, and CNC router, and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop - also known as the Assembly Area - which houses our 3D printers, CAD and electronics workstations, and ample workspace and storage space.
:*Understand the capabilities and limitations of the lab equipment.
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:*Look up the properties of materials that can be worked in the lab.
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== Getting Started ==
:*Gain an overview of common methods - combinations of machines and materials - that are available in the lab.
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:*Review the projects of other lab users.
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First time users will need to take an [[Safety Training | online safety orientation]]. Users must abide by [[PPE | PPE requirements]] to enter the space.
  
This is a site built by the users of the lab. A framework of information will be provided in these pages by the lab staff. Users will build on that framework, providing a source of prototyping information that grows in depth and breadth. If you would like to get more information about visiting and using the Prototyping Lab, please contact Patrick Karnia at ideashop@iit.edu.
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:'''[[Stratasys F370]]''' **NEW** ABS 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
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:'''[[Stratasys J55]]''' **NEW** Polyjet 3D printer is <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
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:'''[[Form2]]'''  Resin 3D printer is <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
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:'''[[Monoprice Mini]]''' PLA 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>
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:'''[[Flash Forge]]''' PLA 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>
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:'''[[Epilog_Helix_24 | Epilog Helix]]''' laser cutter is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
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:'''[[Epilog_Fusion_Pro_48 | Epilog Fusion Pro]]''' **NEW** dual source laser is <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
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:'''[[ShopSabre_Pro_408 | ShopSaber Pro 408]]''' **NEW** 3-Axis CNC Router is  <span style="color:green">online</span>.
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:'''[[Roland 4-Axis CNC]]''' Mill is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
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:[[uPrint Plus]] ABS 3D printer is <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
 
:[[zPrinter 450]] Plaster 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
 
:[[Form2]]  Resin 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
 
:[[Objet Eden 260V]] Polyjet 3D printer is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
 
:[[Epilog Laser]] Cutter is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
 
:Universal Laser Cutter is <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
 
:[[ShopSabre]] 3-Axis CNC Router is  <span style="color:red">offline</span>.
 
:[[Roland 4-Axis CNC]] Mill is <span style="color:green">online</span>.
 
 
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==About==
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This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:
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:*Understand the capabilities and limitations of the lab equipment.
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:*Look up the properties of materials that can be worked in the lab.
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:*Gain an overview of common methods - combinations of machines and materials - that are available in the lab.
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:*Review the projects of other lab users.
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This is a site built by lab staff. If you would like to get more information about visiting and using the Prototyping Lab, please contact us at ideashop@iit.edu.

Latest revision as of 18:27, 30 November 2021

Welcome

Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop, housed in the Kaplan Institute, helps to ignite ideas with cutting-edge tools to enable students to transform their designs, products, and inventions into reality. In this state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping lab, full-time staff and a diverse group of student workers advise users on equipment use, mechanical and electrical design, embedded systems programming, and much more. As a campus wide resource students can use the Idea Shop for a class, research project, or their own personal endeavor.

The Idea Shop is comprised of two spaces: The Grainger Maker Space, which houses our general shop tools, laser cutters, and CNC router, and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop - also known as the Assembly Area - which houses our 3D printers, CAD and electronics workstations, and ample workspace and storage space.

Getting Started

First time users will need to take an online safety orientation. Users must abide by PPE requirements to enter the space.

Sunday December 5 2021
Stratasys F370 **NEW** ABS 3D printer is online.
Stratasys J55 **NEW** Polyjet 3D printer is offline.
Form2 Resin 3D printer is offline.
Monoprice Mini PLA 3D printer is online
Flash Forge PLA 3D printer is online
Epilog Helix laser cutter is online.
Epilog Fusion Pro **NEW** dual source laser is offline.
ShopSaber Pro 408 **NEW** 3-Axis CNC Router is online.
Roland 4-Axis CNC Mill is online.




About

This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:

  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of the lab equipment.
  • Look up the properties of materials that can be worked in the lab.
  • Gain an overview of common methods - combinations of machines and materials - that are available in the lab.
  • Review the projects of other lab users.

This is a site built by lab staff. If you would like to get more information about visiting and using the Prototyping Lab, please contact us at ideashop@iit.edu.