The XP Board regularly hold courses for our members to have access to our machines. On this page you will find study material and registration links to the courses provided by the XP Board.
Safety Course and XP’s intro course
In order to get access to the prototype lab at all, it is necessary to have the prototype laboratory’s safety course. As a machine-student you take this course when you read the university course engineering methodology. Other chalmerists apply for the course via the link below. The course is held when about 30 people signed up, usually at the end of each study period. When the course is going to be announced this is only through a notification on Canvas, keep an eye out there, it is easy to miss. The course takes about 30min.
After completing the test in canvas, make sure to sign up for the practical part of the safety course by going into the canvas calendar and select one of the available occasions.
After the safety course you have to go XP ́s intro course. This must both machine-students and other chalmerists go to get to stay in the workshop on XP-time. The course is held by the XP handlebars throughout the school year, even read weeks. For about 45 min gives it an insight into how the workshop works on XP time.
Registration links to these courses can be found below. Remember that you must take the safety course before you take our intro course.
The course for access to the wooden workshop is held once per study period. During two evenings you will learn how to safely use the table saw, bandsaw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press, belt sander and disc sander. After these two evenings there will be an practical examination where you will go through the different processes you have learnt. When approved, access is obtained to turn the power on to the machines in the wood workshop. Dates and registration links are issued at the beginning of each study period on our Facebook page.
Before you take the course you should have read through our course document for the Wood workshop.
Metal (Basic Course)
Just like the wood course, metal-basic goes once per study period. In this course you get to learn basic machining of metal during three evenings. The machines that will be used during the course are welding (TIG and MIG), cold saw, band saw, drill press, belt grinder, sheet metal guillotine, bending and hydraulic press. After these three evenings there is an examination where you can show the processes you have learnt. This opportunity takes a little longer than an hour and you are assigned a specific time slot, so you do not have to be present in the workshop the entire evening. An approved examination gives you access to turn the power on in the metal workshop. It is important to point out that this access gives you access to more machines than you are eligible for, and it is your own responsibility not to exceed your allowance.
Dates and registration links are issued at the beginning of each study period on our Facebook page.
After applying for the metal-basic course, the applicants are called to a theoretical test based on the course material that is available to study here. This is to assure us that you read the material before the course but also to be able to make a selection in case that there will be more applicants than places on the course.
Our most comprehensive course in terms of number of occasions per course, which gives you access to our lathes and mills. Here you can learn enough about the machining process to be able to handle these machines safely, and thus give access to every machine available to us in the metal workshop. The course runs once per academic year, usually in study period 2, and exceeds 40 hours och practice and an examination evening. On our Facebook page, registration links are added when it is time to apply, and since this course has a very limited number of seats (4), a selection is made among the applicants. This course does not have a theoretical test, but it is important that you read through our documents about milling and turning before the course.
This course gives you access to all of our 3D printers and is held as needed, but a maximum of four times per study period. It is probably our shortest course, which relies mostly on tutorials in our course material. After being called to the course, you should study our course material, and then take a smaller test at lunchtime on the date of the email. After an approved test you will be called to the evening’s information session where some practical parts and details are passed. This opportunity gives students an excellent opportunity to ask questions. You register your interest via our registration link, which is always open.
The course that gives you access to our laser cutter. As with the 3D course, this is also held as needed, but a maximum of four times per study period. The layout is very similar to the 3D printer course with course material online that should be processed before taking a test around lunchtime on the date of the email. The practical part of this course is slightly longer, a maximum of two hours, and is performed after school time. There the participants under supervision will have to show that they have embraced the instructions given in the course material. It also provides the opportunity to ask questions. You register your interest via our registration link, which is always open.