MAMC makerspace extends hours

To better accommodate the public and encourage more creativity and making, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center’s (MAMC) Maker Vault, the university’s community makerspace, is expanding hours of operation.

Beginning Feb. 5, the Vault’s array of tools and technology will be available each Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Currently the Vault is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the Vault will begin offering Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month beginning Feb. 17.

“We know that some people’s work and/or school schedules make it difficult for them to use the makerspace during regular business hours,” said Kara Mullins, MAMC’s makerspace/STEM coordinator. “Not only will these evening and weekend hours benefit those people, but also present an opportunity for other members of the community to come and tour the makerspace and see what’s available for their use.”

Established in May 2016, the makerspace originally just occupied a former bank vault in the repurposed MAMC building. Today it has more quadrupled in size, featuring more than 20 fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) and resin 3D printers, laser cutters and engravers, vacuum formers, plastic extrusion technology, a vinyl cutter, router, soldering equipment, a variety of saws and other working tools and nearly every imaginable power and hand tool.

Monthly memberships start at $25 per person. For more information or to join the Vault, visit www.mfg.marshall.edu/maker-vault or contact Mullins at or 304-781-1624.

Jan. 29, 2024

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