Workshops + Facilities FAQs

Workshop Service Request Form

Make a workshop request

  1. Fill in the Workshop Service Request Form.
  2. Submit completed form to workshop@sapl.ucalgary.ca
  3. Submit your work order(s) by Friday to have it articulated the week following.
  4. Once parts are completed, Shop staff will notify students and schedule a time for pick up.
  5. Students should be prepared to pay for the materials during pick up.
  6. To pick up and pay, please go to the laser room doorway (PF 1102). The POS system is no longer in the front office. 

Workshop Price List 2020

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Print Room

To keep everyone safe and healthy for Fall Term, SAPL has made the difficult decision to not provide student access to the plotter room. Most course instructors have restructured their courses as to avoid printing. If you do need to print, the faculty has made arrangements with some printers to offer discounted student printing:

Remote Desktop SAPL Computer Lab

Due to distancing requirements, the computer lab is not available to students this term. To remotely access the computer lab:

  1. Launch the FortiNet VPN client and connect to the UofC General VPN using their University credentials
  2. Launch the Remote Desktop application and enter the computer name they wish to connect to
  3. Login to the remote computer with their University credentials

Unfortunately, you cannot schedule or reserve a computer or know in advance if a computer is already in use. If a computer is already in use, a pop-up message will appear. Please try another computer.

For additional support, please phone IT at 403-220-5555 or chat live https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it.
 


Why a Workshop Service Request Form this term?

Due to the requirements around social distancing, students are not allowed to enter the workshop this term, and potentially the winter term, to create, build, or use the facilities under any circumstances. 

How will the shop operate this term?

  • Production will be based on a scheduled process determined by the course requirements/deliverables in each studio, working in relation to the other studios, so staff can alternate weeks according to particular studios requirements. Please adhere to the processes outlined to help all students receive the deliverables they need from the shop. 
  • Shop staff will not be building models but articulating the parts needed for you to build your models either in your home or designated workspace area so please allow for the additional time to meet you deadlines.
  • This protocol is intended to keep workshop staff as safe as possible and to operate continuously throughout the term without any disruptions from illness. We have two full time technicians, one part-time technician and two student workshop proctors assisting with student deliverables over the school year. 

Thank you for working with us to facilitate a successful term.


Supplies + Vendors

PLASTICS AND CASTING SUPPLIES

Polymershapes 403-250-1670

Laird Plastics 403-250-9298

Industrial Plastics and Paint 403-252-8368

EM Plastics

Smooth-On Plastics (casting supplies)

SOLID WOOD AND SHEET GOODS

PJ White Hardwoods 403-243-4747

Windsor Plywood 403-202-3132

Mountain View Building 403-242-0404

Timber Town 403-288-5323

Lumber King

Upper Canada

GENERAL HARDWARE / SUPPLIES

Home depot

Hillhurst Hardware 403-283-3333

Lowes

Rona

Princess Auto

Lee Valley Tools 403-253-2066

Ecco Supply 403-295-4234

Calgary Fasteners

Essentra Components

Richelieu Hardware

McMaster-Carr

METAL

Metal Super Market 403-720-2267

Ryerson 1 800-661-8554

Russel Metals Inc.  403-279-6600

Reliable Tube Ltd.   403-236-7800

HOBBY SHOPS

PM Hobbycraft 403-291-2733

Model Land 403-249-1661

Action Hobby 403-236-5098

Michaels

3D PRINTING MATERIAL

Print Your Mind 3D 587-226-2645

3D Printing Canada

Spool3D.ca

All3dp.com

Filaments.ca

3D PRINTING SERVICES/ MAKER SPACES

Print Your Mind 3D 587-226-2645

Fuse 33 Makerspace 587-818-6253

TFDL – U of C

University of Calgary Maker Multiplex- Schulich School of Engineering

Protospace (Makerspace) 587-774-5672

Affordable 3D

Calgary 3D Printing

TOOLS

Busy Bee Tools (403) 250-1986

Canadian Wood Worker (403) 255-8743

KMS Tools (403) 457-3537

Princess Auto (403) 250-1133

Home Depot

Rona

Lowes

McMaster-Carr


Tools for Model-Making

SAPL recommends that students have tools for model making. You can find all of these tools at local stores, for possibly better pricing; some Amazon links have been provided to help you get started! 

Model Making Twist Drill - Twist Drill Precision Spiral and/or Fine/Good Precision Casting Jewelry Plastic 

Needle Nose Pliers, Side cutters,

Super glue and Activator

White Glue

5 Minute Epoxy

Masking Tape

Model Making Ruler - stainless double-sided ruler set and/or 3 Pack 12"/30CM Big Scale & Small Scale Aluminum Metric

Wire Bender

Small Combination Square

Carbon Paper for transferring drawings

Spring Clamps


Workshop FAQs

How will international students/remote students make their models without access to the workshop facilities on campus?   

Students are encouraged to seek out workshop facilities near them, but instructors will consider students' access to facilities and adjust model making requirements accordingly.

 

Will we be paying for the services  that the shop is providing? Materials for 3D printing and/or laser cutting? Will the shop be doing cutting of other materials upon request?

We will ensure that students who do not have the ability to access the workshop are not responsible for fees related to workshop use. Nathan Tremblay will offer a session during Orientation for students on Workshop use and will be able to answer additional questions at that time.