This would help take our machine shop to the next level.
A 6-month Intro to Making Course
MakeHaven is for
The perfect place to create and get feedback on your early prototype or just engage with a community of people working on the frontiers of technology.
Connect with others who share your passion. Share the skills you have developed expand your horizons.
Experiment with new medium and challenge your ideas to create something unique. Hone woodworking, sewing or printmaking skills.
Multiple Fused deposition modeling printers which lay down plastic layer by layer to build your designs.
CNC Wood Mill
A large platform which an attached router which can be controlled by a computer to cut out intricate custom designs.
Several systems for harnessing the power of a CO2 laser to cut into or engrave wood. These can be used to make incredibly precise works of art.
Full workshop with all the equipment needed for most personal projects including: table saw, band-saw planer and hand tools.
A place to work on electronics platforms like Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Or to solder a basic circuit board together.
The basic equipment for standard home brewing as well as a custom built computer controlled home brewing machine for the advanced home brewer.
A three axis fully enclosed metal mill, capable of cutting aluminum or steel with precision.
Sewing and Craft
Sewing machines, crafting equipment and a computer controlled embroidery machine.
Machine that heats and allows you to form plastic sheets into specific shapes. Great for making costumes, molds or a housing for your drone.
We will email you about upcoming events and workshops.
It would be great to have a larger laser, a more powerful laser, and a fiber laser (which can mark metal). This laser is expensive, but it checks all of those boxes: The Epilog FusionPro 48 Dual (120W CO2/50W Fiber). It has lots of great features (https://www.epiloglaser.com/laser-machines/fusion-pro-laser-series.htm), and a cut area of 48" x 36".
Our vacuum former leaves a lot to be desired. This one (similar to what they have at Sacred Heart) has many capabilities that enable it to produce much better results: https://www.formechdirect.com/product/508fs/
Having the ability to print large parts would be great. The Gigabot 3+ (what they have at Sacred Heart) is a good option: https://shop.re3d.org/products/gigabot
Very common labor saving device, our current one is busted and old.
This is a basic metalworking tool for precision work.
For milling circular features on the Bridgeports.
Should be able to mount on the bottom or side.
Price is for a new Shars 8" rotary table with 3-jaw chuck, but from their ebay store (cheaper): https://www.shars.com/8-h-v-rotary-table-with-8-3-jaw-chuck
Or, could wait and find a good deal on a used one for less.