Please refer to the front page of the website for changes in the process due to Covid19.
The green permit is the highest level permit and gives students the most access to tools and machines including mills and lathes. The training and experience gained from getting a green permit will make you a better engineer. Once issued, the green permit does not expire.
Note: The process to obtain a green permit usually takes about 3 weeks but may take longer depending on the number of applicants applying, such as at the start or end of the semester. Please plan accordingly.
- Checkout tools and equipment
- Purchase hardware and materials from the TEAM Lab (once an account is set up)
- Use everything in the TEAM Lab except equipment that requires an upgrade
- Use everything in the Makerspace except equipment that requires an upgrade
Time Frame and Deadlines
The process to obtain a green permit usually takes about 3 weeks but may take longer depending on the number of applicants applying, such as at the start or end of the semester. Please plan accordingly.
Like all permits and upgrades, this permit must be completed within 45 days of applying for it. Failure to meet the 45 day deadline will result in all progress towards the permit being removed.
Steps to complete a green permit
(must be completed in order)
- Apply for a green permit
- Complete the green permit quizzes and exams
- Enroll in and attend a green permit seminar (see below for more information)
- Complete the test piece
- Come to the TEAM Lab and have staff create a permit for you
The test piece is a simple hands-on test for individuals applying for the green permit to prove they have learned what was covered in the quizzes and seminar. There are two versions of the part, alpha and beta, and they are assigned to individuals more or less randomly when they arrive to make their part. Individuals who do not demonstrate sufficient skill on the equipment with their assigned part will be required to make the other part (i.e. if you made an alpha part first, you would make the beta part second).
To make the test piece reserve a mill and lathe online (any available machine is acceptable) and then come to the TEAM Lab and make it. Individuals typically need at least two hours on each machine and the lathe should be reserved before the mill. The TEAM Lab will provide you with the metal you will be machining when you arrive.
Alpha Part Print
Beta Part Print
Green Test Piece Grading Sheet
Green Permit Seminar
The green permit seminar is an in-person introduction to the mill and lathe as well as the tools and machines covered in the red permit seminar. It also demonstrates how to make the test piece required for the green permit. Be aware that individuals will not be making their test piece during the seminar. Individuals who already have a red permit will not have to complete the last part of the green seminar which covers the same material as the red permit seminar.
Before you arrive
- Enroll in a green permit seminar*
- Wear appropriate clothing as defined by the safety policy
- Arrive on time. Individuals who show up more than five minutes late will be marked as absent. Individuals who are marked as absent will be unable to register for another seminar for one week.
*Individuals will only be able to sign up for seminars in EMU for which they have completed the prerequisites.
How to Enroll
Seminar dates, times, and locations are posted in EMU under the “My Status” page. If no seminars are currently available you may add yourself to the waiting list. When a seminar becomes available you will receive an email notifying you that you can now enroll (the wait list does not automatically enroll you). At this time it is not possible to be both enrolled in a seminar and on a wait list for the same seminar. You will also only be able to see seminars for which you have completed the prerequisites.