Output Shop (Ops) Certification Test

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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After passing this test please bring your printed certificate to the Output Shop where you will be given a sticker that will allow you to use the shop's equipment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When submitting a print job to the Output Shop (OPS) you must include:
    • A. 

      Your last name

    • B. 

      Your studio critic

    • C. 

      Your UNI

    • D. 

      Your phone number

  • 2. 
    When plotting, students should select the plotter that corresponds to their desired paper type. The types of paper available at the Output Shop include (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Light Weight Bond

    • B. 

      Heavy Weight Bond

    • C. 

      Mylar Matte Film

    • D. 

      Satin Gloss Photo Paper

    • E. 

      Clear Acetate

  • 3. 
    A lot of work goes into maintaining communication about the status of student submissions, what is the correct method of checking the status of your submission:
    • A. 

      Asking an Output Shop employee

    • B. 

      Checking the online status sheet

    • C. 

      Checking your Columbia e-mail

    • D. 

      Asking your studio critic

  • 4. 
    You can put money on your Flex Account through (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      The wall-mounted black box on the 6th floor of Avery Hall

    • B. 

      The register at the Output Shop

    • C. 

      The Dean's Office

  • 5. 
    Most of the 3d printers in the Output Shop use FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) which prints plastic. The two alternating types of plastic are ABS and PLA, why do these machines print two different types of plastic (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      ABS costs more than PLA, but has a lower melting temperature

    • B. 

      ABS plastic is the final model material, and PLA is the soluble support on which it prints

    • C. 

      ABS is more fragile than PLA and care must be taken when working with it

    • D. 

      ABS and PLA cost the same amount, $5 per cubic inch

  • 6. 
    All plots must be paid for before they can be taken from the shop, no exceptions. What methods of payment are acceptable for plots. (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Cash only

    • B. 

      Credit cards (No American Express)

    • C. 

      Wire transfer

    • D. 

      Flex account/Student ID

  • 7. 
     The Output Shop is a not-for-profit entity of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, offering services at rates that are well below commercial prices. What services does the Output Shop offer? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      CNC Routing

    • B. 

      Plotting (Large Format Printing)

    • C. 

      3D Printing

    • D. 

      Scanning

    • E. 

      Laser Cutting

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