Equipment Training and Certification

Please complete the listed prerequisites before scheduling a training and certification.

ShopBot Training and Certification

ShopBot Training and Certification;

This training covers the ShopBot, think[box]’s CNC router and includes both software and machine operation instruction.

Prerequisites:

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

Grind/Sand Training and Certification

Grind/Sand Training and Certification;

This training covers think[box]’s grinding and sanding equipment.

Prerequisites:

  • Have a think[box] Ability Badge.
(30 minutes)

Saw Training and Certification

Saw Training and Certification;

This training covers the think[box]’s four stationary saws; the panel saw, miter saw, vertical bandsaw, and horizontal bandsaw.

Prerequisites:

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

Drill Training and Certification

Drill Training and Certification; Beginner

Drill Training - Beginner is the standard certification course for think[box] drilling equipment and is geared towards users with limited/no experience with a drill press.

Prerequisites:

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

Drill Training and Certification; Express

Important: Express trainings are typically significantly shorter than Beginner trainings, but assumes a certain level of familiarity with the equipment being taught. It is up to the individual user to determine how competent they are with a given piece of equipment and to schedule the appropriate type of training. The content of the two different training types is identical; the only difference is the amount of time they are allocated.

Disclaimer: The Fabrication Student Worker conducting a given training (the “instructor”) has the final say in certifying a user. If the instructor determines that a user who scheduled an Express training over-estimated his/her ability, the user will not be certified and will have to reschedule a Beginner training. Seriously consider the prerequisites below before scheduling an Express training; if you incorrectly schedule an Express training and go over the allotted training time, you will be required to reschedule. As think[box] trainings have historically been in very high demand, this could take weeks!

If you believe you are eligible to receive Drill Training - Express, review the Drill Express Items portion of this document. If you satisfy the criteria, schedule Drill Training - Express; otherwise schedule Drill Training - Beginner above.

Prerequisites:

(1 hour)

Waterjet Cutter Training and Certification

Waterjet Cutter Training and Certification;

This training covers think[box]’s abrasive waterjet cutter, and includes both software and machine operation instruction.

Prerequisites:

(1 hour and 30 minutes)