To use the facility

To have access to UNaFab it is mandatory to comply with the following requirements:

  • Deliver to the head of UNaFab a proposal describing what is intended to be fabricated. The head of UNaFab will evaluate the proposal and communicate in writing about the feasibility of developing the project in this facility and the corresponding budget. In some cases, the head of UNaFab will interview the interested party.
  • Deliver a letter to the head of UNaFab, with copy to the CNyN Administrative Secretary, in which must be described the mechanism for financing the expenses associated with the provision of service, as well as the expenses that are generated in the execution of the project . Likewise, in this letter or in an independent one, the interested party have to establish a commitment to support UNaFab with sufficient financial resources in the event of tool damage for misuse.
  • Sign a document establishing the commitment to comply with all the guidelines defined for the use of the facility and the available equipment. These guidelines will be given during the training that all users must take in order to access the facilities and use the equipment of UNaFab.

To be keeping in mind:

  • UNaFab is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • All users and the personnel inside the unit must obey the security rules and established procedures.

The following list of rules briefly summarizes the current operational practice of UNaFab facilities. All users must read, understand and obey these rules to maintain access privileges.

The users must:

  • Avoid bringing food or drinks to the laboratory.
  • Follow the instructions of the staff at all times.
  • Follow the Safety Manual and operating procedures.
  • Always work under a “buddy” system.
  • Assist in and follow CRL housekeeping procedures.
  • Apply and be certified for UNaFab access.
  • Maintain a professional decorum at all times.
  • Contact UNaFab staff for all chemical handling from storage bunkers.
  • Contact UNaFab staff for waste disposal from storage vessels.
  • Be trained and certified to run a process or operate a tool.