The badge system for the Susu and Mark A. Fischer ’72 Engineering Design Center (EDC) is used for accessing sensitive and dangerous areas.
Badge color codes
Red badge – The most utilized badge in the Fischer EDC. This will get you into the machine shop for working on machined parts, a foam cutter, composite layup, woodworking or consultation with the fabrication shop staff. Does not grant access to all machines or all areas. Requires the red badge popup class.
Blue badge – Very selective badge for use in the Fischer EDC. This will allow you to work in the machine shop areas with another blue badge holder after normal shop hours. The same restrictions apply as the red badge on competent equipment use. Requires specified annotations for equipment or work areas. Requires red badge with two annotations, specific reason for staying late, shop manager approval and general manager approval.
Yellow badge – Self-directed desktop 3D printing badge. Allows badge holders to operate the designated Ultimaker 3D printers without technician involvement. Requires completion of 3D printing I, II, III and general manager approval.
Green badge – Volunteer badge. Trained and certified Fischer EDC volunteer. Grants extended access to the Fischer EDC. Requires annotations to use shop equipment. Requires approval by the Fischer EDC general manager.
Annotations will be a small black vinyl letter attached to the badge. These are for designated authorized machines or work areas that students may use.
- A – Artisan (woodworking)
- C – Cutting and drilling (bandsaw, horizontal bandsaw, drill press)
- M – Manual mill
- L – Manual lathe
- F – Foam cutter
- K – Composites
- W – Welding
- P – Paint
- X – Computer Numerical Control (CNC)