Orientations

Making Complex

The Woodbury School of Architecture offers a series of complimentary training workshops at the beginning of each semester. These workshops are open to all students interested in gaining access to the Making Complex and its machines, tools and workstations.

Notice

In preparation of our online Orientations and Safety Certifications, a small number of in-person workshops will be scheduled over the first three weeks of the Fall 2020 Semester. You may sign up for the Los Angeles certifications here.

For San Diego, there are two exams available (Please note that you must use your official Woodbury E-mail account to access them):

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Learning New Skills

To effectively advance as a student of design, one must gather a knowledge of material, process and assembly. It is also crucial to be able to quickly visualize one’s ideas through the process of physical models. By attending each workshop there will be no barriers to hinder progress.

The School of Architecture requires all students to enlist in and work towards completing all offered orientations. Each workspace and machine has an associated training. Only with the completion of each training will student be granted access to the relevant machine or workspace.

Orientations Offered

The WOOD SHOP Orientation presents all that is offered in the shop, reveals safety and use policies, and gives students a chance to try out some of the more intimidating machinery. (Prerequisite: NONE)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

Access and Policies

Panel Saw

Table Saw

Miter Saw

Band Saw

Drill Press

Competency Quiz (Wood Shop)

The most sought after machines in the facility are the laser cutter. LASER CUTTING introduces students to access policy, safety training, file preparation and machine use for all laser cutters. (Prerequisite: elementary knowledge of Rhino or Illustrator)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

Access & Policies

File Preparation

Machine Use

Competency Quiz (Laser Cutting)

The 3D PRINTING orientation introduces students to access policy, safety training, file preparation and machine use for all 3D printers except for the clay printer. If interested in using the clay printer, students may sign up for the 3D CERAMICS orientation.

(Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

Access & Policies

Competency Quiz (3D Printing)

CNC ROUTING orientation introduces students to the CNC Router, from its capabilities and restrictions to the vast settings needed to be understood to set up an program successfully. (Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING and 3D PRINTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

CNC Routing

Competency Quiz (CNC Routing)

Access to the Metal Shop comes with many safety responsibilities, as well as, the need to clearly understand process and material concepts. The METAL SHOP orientation encompasses material preparation, cutting, welding, drilling and finishing steel. (Prerequisite: WOOD SHOP orientation)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

Cold Saw

MIG Welder

Angle Grinder

Competency Quiz (Metal Shop)

This workshop goes over the use of the clay 3D printer, as well as part preparation for firing in the kiln. (Prerequisite: LASER CUTTING and 3D PRINTING orientation, high proficiency in Rhino)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

File Preparation

Machine Setup

Machine Operation

Competency Quiz (Clay 3D Printing)

The vacuum former makes it possible to produce thin shelled plastic parts from a mold. This orientation goes over machine use and material choices. (Prerequisite: NONE)

To get certified, watch the following linked videos and successfully complete the competency quiz found below.

Vacuum Forming

Competency Quiz (Vacuum Forming)

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