Suppliers and Resources

This is a list of resources generated from submissions of the membership. No enforcement from MakeHaven should be implied but we hope you find it is helpful.

Name Resources Notes Links Location
Yale Surplus Needs Yale ID to get details. Listing Website
laser cutter materials
Name Resources Notes Links Location
eBay store: CSMDeals88 laser cutter materials, Lumber This eBay seller stocks small boards of 1/4" and 1/8" wood, including cherry, walnut, maple, red oak, and poplar. CSMDeals88 eBay store
Ocooch Hardwoods laser cutter materials Large selection of domestic and exotic hardwood boards as thin as 1/16" Home Page, Scroll Saw (and Laser) Ready Hardwoods
Laser Bits laser cutter materials Large selection of laser specific materials. Online Store
Hulls laser cutter materials, art supplies, mold making supplies Has some good resources for model making and a section for laser cutter material. Website
1144 Chapel St
The Plastics Factory Vacumme Forming Materials, laser cutter materials List of Sheet Plastics Sold
678 Howard Avenue
Artist and Craftsman mold making supplies, art supplies, laser cutter materials MakeHaven members get a 10% discount. Website
825 Chapel Street
Etsy laser cutter materials Thin boards
inventables.com CNC Supplies, laser cutter materials Laser Acrylics
art supplies
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Hulls laser cutter materials, art supplies, mold making supplies Has some good resources for model making and a section for laser cutter material. Website
1144 Chapel St
Artist and Craftsman mold making supplies, art supplies, laser cutter materials MakeHaven members get a 10% discount. Website
825 Chapel Street
mold making supplies
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Hulls laser cutter materials, art supplies, mold making supplies Has some good resources for model making and a section for laser cutter material. Website
1144 Chapel St
Artist and Craftsman mold making supplies, art supplies, laser cutter materials MakeHaven members get a 10% discount. Website
825 Chapel Street
3d models
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Thingiverse 3d models Website
Optics
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Object light Optics We were able to purchase replacement laser lenses and mirror. Website
Electronics Kits
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Adafruit Electronics Kits, Electronics MakeHaven gets a discount for large orders. Shoping, Learning
Electronics
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Adafruit Electronics Kits, Electronics MakeHaven gets a discount for large orders. Shoping, Learning
PCB Way Electronics For printing custom PCBs. PCB Way Website
circuithub.com Electronics Get boards fully manufactured. Assembly a bit expensive, but in the grand scheme of things they're pretty reasonable. Circuit Hub
Meeting Space
Name Resources Notes Links Location
The Grove Meeting Space, Entrepreneurial Coaching Coworking space that has a strong partnership with MakeHaven. Discounts for memberships to both. Website
760 Chapel St
Entrepreneurial Coaching
Name Resources Notes Links Location
The Grove Meeting Space, Entrepreneurial Coaching Coworking space that has a strong partnership with MakeHaven. Discounts for memberships to both. Website
760 Chapel St
Laser Fabrication
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Ponoko Laser Fabrication They are an option for running a production run after prototyping. Website
Vacumme Forming Materials
Name Resources Notes Links Location
SABIC Polymershapes Vacumme Forming Materials Website at: https://www.sabicpolymershapes.com/ Products
2 HAMDEN PARK DRIVE
The Plastics Factory Vacumme Forming Materials, laser cutter materials List of Sheet Plastics Sold
678 Howard Avenue
Youth Workshops
Name Resources Notes Links Location
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop Youth Workshops, CNC Fabrication Great programming for young people. They also have big CNC which can be used for a project with special arrangement. Walk in Programs
915 Whitney Avenue
CNC Fabrication
Name Resources Notes Links Location
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop Youth Workshops, CNC Fabrication Great programming for young people. They also have big CNC which can be used for a project with special arrangement. Walk in Programs
915 Whitney Avenue
Hardwood
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Downes & Reader Hardwood, Softwood, Lumber http://www.downesandreader.com/
145 Furniture Row
Softwood
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Downes & Reader Hardwood, Softwood, Lumber http://www.downesandreader.com/
145 Furniture Row
Lumber
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Downes & Reader Hardwood, Softwood, Lumber http://www.downesandreader.com/
145 Furniture Row
eBay store: CSMDeals88 laser cutter materials, Lumber This eBay seller stocks small boards of 1/4" and 1/8" wood, including cherry, walnut, maple, red oak, and poplar. CSMDeals88 eBay store
Tool Sharpening
Name Resources Notes Links Location
John's Tool Sharpening Tool Sharpening John Nixon is a member who runs a small knife and tool sharpening business. Sharpened tools are like getting brand new tools - but a lot less expensive. PM him if interested in scheduling a sharpening for you or anyone local. John Nixon
Workshops
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Creative Arts Workshop Workshops Workshops
80 Audubon Street
Snow Farm Workshops Snow Farm is located in Williamsburg, Massachusetts in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. We are in Hampshire County, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley which is home to many of the country's most prominent master craftspeople and just outside the five-college communities of Northampton and Amherst. Our extensive and professionally equipped studios and our living space are a blend of a 1700s farm and contemporary, architect-designed structures set amidst 50 acres of New England hills and pastures. Snow Farm's four living modules are designed as a series of double rooms each of which opens out onto a large outdoor deck. Single rooms are available. The kitchen is a focal point of Snow Farm with great, wholesome food made from fresh ingredients. Each meal reflects the same intimacy and caring found throughout the program. Workshops Listing, General Information
5 Clary Road
Guide
Name Resources Notes Links Location
The definitive guide to additive manufacturing Guide Good overview on the variety of ways to do 3d printing. Link to Guide
A bunch
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft A bunch, but Schmetz Needles for sewing machine sewing needles get dull and need to be changed. Use a Universal sewing machine needle for light weight sewing. If you are using heavy fabric, like denim, canvas, leather or fine fabrics like silk, nylons, or stretch fabrics, you will need to get needle suitable for that type of fabric. Schmetz makes great sewing machine needles and are compatible with a wide range of sewing machines. Jo-Ann Fabrics Store locator, Schmetz Needles
but Schmetz Needles for sewing machine
Name Resources Notes Links Location
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft A bunch, but Schmetz Needles for sewing machine sewing needles get dull and need to be changed. Use a Universal sewing machine needle for light weight sewing. If you are using heavy fabric, like denim, canvas, leather or fine fabrics like silk, nylons, or stretch fabrics, you will need to get needle suitable for that type of fabric. Schmetz makes great sewing machine needles and are compatible with a wide range of sewing machines. Jo-Ann Fabrics Store locator, Schmetz Needles