Design and Fabrication Lab - Red Card

Red Permit

Hours and Contact
Fall Semester Hours:
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday through Thursday.

For questions please contact the student shop at 2-2555 or

The Red permit is the highest level permit and gives students the most access to shop resources including mills and lathes. Note: The process to obtain a Red permit usually take about 3 weeks but may take longer depending on the number of applicants applying, such as at the start or end of the semester. Please plan accordingly. If you have taken and passed the ENG191 machine class you qualify for a Red Permit.

Please email Design & Fabrication ( requesting that you be added to the canvas registration. You will need to include your name, NU ID and email address.

Obtain faculty supervisor authorization, complete competency quizzes on Canvas; Sign and date authorization and waiver forms then submit both forms to the Design and Fabrication Laboratory Supervisor on duty or to Engineering Shop personnel in room 118 SEC.

Red Permit Privileges:
  • Checkout tools and equipment
  • Access to all machinery in the Lab except equipment that requires advance training.