Our Facilities

3D Printing

Our 3D printing facility harnesses the power of the cloud to run a bot farm that can run multiple prints at once. Come in and tinker with your own prints, or leave your files in the hands of one of our expert technicians.
  • 8 Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printers
    • Prints in ABS or PLA
    • Takes files over Wi-Fi or an SD card
  • 2 Inventables Carvey desktop precision CNC routers
    • Enclosed cut volume
    • 3-axis capability
  • 4 computer workstations
  • Filament recycler
Consumables fees assessed per gram of filament.  

Digital Fabrication

Our digital fabrication shop has advanced large-format machines that can cut through plywood, plastic, and soft metals with hair-splitting accuracy. Some of the furniture throughout Open Works is built on our own CNC routers – we’d be happy to teach you how to make your own!
  • 2 4’x8’ bed ShopBot PRS Alpha CNC routers
    • Vacuum bed hold-downs
    • Full dust collection
  • 2 Inventables X-Carve desktop precision CNC routers
  • 2 laser cutters, 18” x 24” bed
  • 1 laser cutter, 28” x 40 bed
 

Metal

Our metal shop is equipped for production workflows and one-off projects at almost any scale. Located close to the loading dock, moving materials in and products out is easy. A full-size paint booth makes finishing a breeze.
  • 19” vertical band saw
  • 5” horizontal band saw
  • Bar bender
  • Bench grinder
  • Bench polisher
  • Bridgeport mill
  • 14” abrasive chop saw
  • 9” Cold saw
  • Hammer drill
  • Drill press
  • 40” English wheel
  • 4 MIG welders
  • 16 ton pipe bender
  • 4’x4’ Torchmate CNC plasma cutter
  • Oxy/acetylene torch
  • 52” shear
  • 50” slip roller 16 ga. Capacity
  Limited consumables (welding wire, gases, etc. included)

Wood

Our woodworking shop is a dream setup for beginners, pros, and everyone in between. Fitted out with high-quality dust collection, downdraft sanding tables, hard-piped compressed air, and advanced LED lighting, it’s safe, clean, and efficient.
  • 2 SawStop table saws
  • Panel saw
  • 2 compound miter saws
  • 2 drill presses
  • 18” bandsaw
  • 14” bandsaw
  • 82” jointer
  • Thickness planer
  • 37” drum sander
  • Edge sander
  • Spindle sander
  • Full suite of hand tools
  • Clamps
Limited consumables (glue, screws, etc.) included.

Computer Lab

Access to our computer lab is included in every level of membership so you can have all the design resources you need to bring your idea from conception to reality.
  • 16 Dell Precision workstations with 27” monitors
    • SolidWorks
    • AutoCAD product suite
    • Sketchup Pro
    • Rhino
    • 3D Studio Max
    • Microsoft Office
 

Textiles

Our cut-and-sew studio is ideal for quilts, clothes, or soft circuits. Industrial sewing machines can handle anything from muslin to denim, and a computerized embroidery machine can output intricate custom designs.
  • 8 Juki industrial sewing machines
  • 2 sergers
  • Computerized embroidery machine
  • 2 cutting tables
  • Dress forms
 

Digital Media

Our digital media studio can output full-size blueprints, cut-vinyl stickers, and stunning archival-quality photo prints. Use it to document your next project or make wall graphics for a gallery show.
  • 36”-wide full-color Epson roll plotter
  • 2 18”-wide Epson photo printers
  • Scanner
  • Photo backdrop and softbox light
  • 6 Mac workstations with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Vinyl cutter
Consumables fees assessed for large-format prints or vinyl output.  

Electronics

Our electronics shop is the perfect place to build robots, flexible circuits, Arduino projects, or repair broken appliances.
  • 8 soldering workstations
    • Regulated DC power supply
    • Fume extractor
    • Oscilloscope
    • 3rd hand clamp stand
    • Soldering iron
  • 2 desolder pumps
  • Assorted precision hand tools