To Axeonos - I didn't go to your training Sunday night, but Max gave me a brief orientation on Friday. I apologize if this caused any inconvenience, but I did not want to make another trip if the Sunday training covered the same protocols that Max had covered. Based on the conversations in this thread, I assume that the advanced training that would qualify me to use Ninjaflex filament would have to be separate anyway.
For future reference and to clarify my position, I am a research assistant and MS student at a UTD neuroscience lab that implants chronic electrodes in rats for use in intracranial EEG recordings. In addition to my regular duties I've been tasked with improving the design of the electrode pinout and outer housing. The previous design was unwieldy and prone to breakage, hence my insistence on using a flexible filament. As detailed in earlier posts, my budget is practically nonexistent - no significant funds will be allocated to the production of my design until I have a working prototype. The university's only printer that is available for all departmental use cannot use a flexible filament. It wouldn't be cost effective to order prints from a company when I may have to make iterative revisions to the prototype. Hence using the DMS facilities seems to be my best option, both in terms of proximity to the university and price. If there is any way to expedite the training process while adhering to DMS policy and without causing undue burden to any members, it would be greatly appreciated. I would like to note that the scale of my prints will be quite small, on the order of a square inch or less. I would hope that this would minimize printing time and thus the inconvenience to other members.