The green permit is the broadest, most advanced permit. It gives students the most access to tools and machines including mills and lathes, with the exception of any specific equipment requiring an upgrade.
Steps to complete a green permit:
If you have already completed a Red Permit:
- Apply for a green permit in EMU
- Complete the green permit quizzes in Canvas.
- Watch the Virtual green permit seminar video/complete the seminar video quiz.
- Successfully complete the test piece (reserve machines through EMU and actually use the machines to make the part in the shop)
If you have not already completed the Red Permit, you will also need to complete the Red Permit training prior to machining your green permit test piece. It consists of watching a short video and making a simple part out of HDPE down in the TEAM Lab shop.
If there are no open Red Permit Seminars in EMU, please email the shop to arrange the training.
If the Lab Orientation (formerly Blue Permit) and/or Red Permit assessments are taken more than 90 days before the start of your permit application, you will need to retake them.
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 either may be assigned to individuals 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 lathe and mill 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
Making the Alpha part videos: lathe and mill
Beta Part Print
Making the Beta part videos: lathe and mill
Green Test Piece Grading Sheet
- when you have completed the virtual seminar, you will automatically be able to reserve a lathe and a mill to do your test piece in EMU
- You will need to start with a two-hour reservation on a lathe, followed by a second, two-hour reservation on a mill. They do not have to be done on the same day.
- Reservations can be adjusted by shop staff as necessary on the same day in the shop, as need and availability dictates.
- We will supply all necessary tools, materials and safety glasses. Please show up dressed appropriately at your reserved time and swipe in (wiscard) at the window.
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