Some of the tools at the Hackspace are potentially hazardous to use, for these tools members are required to have an induction before they can use them. Inductions provide the most basic information on how to safely and effectively use the simpler functions of the tools, we appreciate that some members may have professional experience on some of these tools and in this case please tell your induction provider and the induction may be very reduced and just cover any risks or procedures specific to rLab. Some tools have multiple levels of induction in order to cover more advanced uses of that tool without making the basic induction take too long, higher induction levels will introduce some of the more advanced features of the tools but as with all inductions are only intended to provide basic information on the capabilities of the tools and how to use them safely. Some members of rLab may be willing to offer more detailed tuition beyond basic induction level or offer guided practice sessions in exchange for beer money or assistance on their own projects.
For all tools you are only required to take level-1 induction before use, after that you may perform any task that you feel confident you can do safely, higher levels of induction may be useful to you in performing more advanced operations but are not required before doing tasks covered in them so long as you're confident of your ability to handle those tasks without risk to yourself, others, or the tool.
PLEASE NOTE : All induction providers are volunteers who are providing inductions to the best of their ability but are NOT qualified instructors. Inductions are provided on a best-effort basis but you and you alone are responsible for your safety while using the tools and for satisfying yourself that you can operate the tools safely. There are professional training courses available from various providers in Reading and the surrounding area if you feel they are appropriate for the level of work you intend to undertake. Reading these notes is NOT a substitute for an in-person induction.
Note for wiki editors : Please do not edit induction pages unless you are one of of the people that gives that induction
The Ultimaker is a FDM / FFF 3d printer. We have two of them which are typically set up with different nozzle sizes (but always check). A variety of thermoplastic materials can be used.
For the induction we will suggest/provide a suitable 3D model but the induction will touch on how to obtain or create 3D models.
|Capabilities and limitations||
||Description of what the tool can and cannot safely do.|
||Common terms that you need to know|
|Overview of process||
||Basic process of 3D printing and topics that won't be covered in more detail later|
|Slicing in Cura||
||Correct slicing will make the difference between a nice print and a waste of 10's of hours and hundreds of gramms|
||Process to get a print going|
||Checks to make before you walk off and leave the printer|
||Leaving it in a good state for others|