Access

Available Fee-for-Use Equipment

  • ShopSabre 5′ x 10′ CNC
  • Stinger 1 2′ x 3′ CNC
  • Shopsabre 4′ x 8′ Plasma CNC
  • Potterbot

Access hierarchy:

  • CCL Courses paying a CCL Course Fee
  • CCL Fee-For-Use Department of Architecture Students
  • CCL Fee-For-Use College of Design Students
  • The CCL cannot support jobs outside of the College at this time unless specific accommodations are made. For additional ISU fabrication resources please see the ISU Resource Hub and ISU Student Innovation Center

Contact information:

  • Please send ISU CCL related e-mail questions here.
  • Design-Build courses tool kits may be checked out by faculty only for the duration of a project. Please e-mail bdellett@iastate.edu to coordinate.

Form CCL Fee-for-Use Fabrication

Please read all information below before submitting

Instructions

Step 1

  • If you are not in a course with a CCL Course Fee then begin by requesting to be added to the CCL Canvas by e-mailing here.

Step 2

  • Complete required trainings on CCL Canvas and listed below

Required EH&S Trainings

  • Instructions and submissions through Canvas
  • You can obtain the three certificates from the Learn.isu website: 
  • https://training.ehs.iastate.edu/IowaSU/site/
    • Emergency Response Video
    • Shop Safety Fundamentals
    • Fire Safety and Fire Extinquisher Trainings

Required Machine Specific Workflows & Trainings

  • Available on the CCL Canvas
  • Read entire the machine workflow for the machine you plan to use
  • Complete required machine specific trainings
  • Submitted completed documentation through the CCL Canvas

Step 3

  • Submit job to the link above for review and approval by CCL Staff
  • You cannot use the equipment until your trainings are complete and your job has been reviewed and approved and scheduled!

Step 4

  • Schedule time to complete the job with CCL Staff via R&R Booking – CCL Staff will help you with this

Step 5

After the job is complete harges for use will be billed to your U-Bill please have your NetID and UID number or Course Fee Worktag ready!

ShopSabre 5’ x 10’ CNC

  • $5.00 / hour bit use charge
  • $5.00 / hour job set up charge
  • $0.50 cents / minute for CNC cutting

Stinger 2’ x 3’ CNC

  • $5.00 / hour bit use charge
  • $5.00 / hour job set up charge
  • $0.50 cents / minute for CNC cutting

Support

  • CCL staff support providing setting up the job to be cut
  • Once staff approve the job it will be booked through R&R Booking
  • In stock bits:
    • ½” ball nose, 3/8” end mill. ¼” end mill
    • All other bits must be approved by the staff and purchased by the user

Expectations

  • 2 students must be present for the entire time the job is being cut
    • Students are expected to arrive on time for their cutting times or they may lose their right to use the equipment
    • All material to be provided by student
    • Students are expected to do their work when CCL staff are available (see Calendar) and not to ask for time outside of these windows
    • Students are expected to clean the area and dispose of waste materials
  • Max job time for individual project 4 hours (per week)
    • Max job time for studio group project (ie site model) 12 hours (per semester)

Plasma CNC

  • $5.00 / per square foot of material **
  • $5.00 / hour job set up charge
  • $2.00 / minute for Plasma CNC cutting

Support

  • CCL staff support providing setting up the job to be cut
  • Once staff approve the job it will be booked through R&R Booking

** For jobs of less than 4’ x 8’ CCL provides only 16GA CARB SHT CR CS-B Matte Lt Oil

**For jobs of larger than 4’ x8’ users are expected to provide their own material and coordinate its delivery from Ryerson Joshua.Orness@ryerson.com – this will not be supported by CCL staff

Expectations

  • 2 students must be present for the entire time the job is being cut
    • Students are expected to arrive on time for their cutting times or they may lose their right to the equipment
    • Students are expected to do their work when CCL staff are available (see Calendar) and not to ask for time outside of these windows
    • Students are expected to clean the area and dispose of waste materials
  • Max job time for individual project 4 hours (per week)
    • Max job time for studio group project (ie site model) 12 hours (per semester)

Potterbot

  • $10.00 / hour clay use
  • $5.00 / hour job set up charge
  • $0.50 cents / minute for Potterbot printing

Support

  • CCL staff support providing setting up the job to be printed
  • Once staff approve the job it will be booked through R&R Booking

Expectations

  • Students are expected to clean the area and dispose of waste materials
    • No outside clay may be used, only the provided Stoneware
    • In specific cases Porcelain use may be approved for use
    • CCL staff do not fire work – please coordinate this with AVC or other venues
    • CCL does not provide glazing support – please coordinate this with AVC or other venues
  • Max job time for individual project 4 hours (per week)