Student Shop : College of Engineering : University of Wisconsin Madison
The test piece is a simple hands-on test for students applying for the green permit to prove they have learned what was covered in the quizzes and seminar. After taking the online quizzes and attending the green permit seminar students will be expected to reproduce a simple part from a print, demonstrating what they have learned. There are two versions of the part, alpha and beta, and they are assigned to students more or less randomly at the end of the green permit seminar. Students who do poorly on the test piece may be required to do it over.
To make the test piece simply reserve a mill and lathe online (which machines you reserve does not matter) and then come to the shop and make it. The shop will provide you with the metal you will be machining when you arrive.