Working in the Core Technical Centre shops
Access to the Core technical center shops is currently available by appointment
Please schedule a consultation (virtual or in-person) or email one of the shops directly to make arrangements.
We will be returning to pre-covid capacities but the Core Technical Centre staff will still need to carefully manage their time supporting virtual or in-person consultations all while maintaining any public health protocols. This means access will continue to be by appointment only. Please do not come in and try to have an impromptu meeting with the technical staff.
A consultation is required
It is important that you have a plan for your project prior to your production time in the shops. In order to schedule a time, you will first need to have a consultation with one of the CTC Technicians to review and validate you project. You will now have the option of booking a virtual or in-person consultation.
Before you schedule your consultation
You should first discuss the project with your professor and try to clarify what material will be used. The material selection will help determine which shop to contact.
Subsequently, you should prepare a drawing with scale or reference to size. This will help the technician validate that the project scope is possible.
If you are not sure how to get started, book a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions.
Why a first consultation is necessary
The purpose of the first consultation with the technician is to get the project communication rolling. The next steps will include further development of the details so the technician can verify the material availability and identify the process steps with the necessary tools.