The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center (CTTC), 10 Enterprise Drive, Carbondale, will host a grand opening celebration for its new Electronics Makerspace on Monday, Nov. 2, from 4-6 p.m.
The 500-square-foot CTTC space houses incubator space for technology tenants, featuring a unique “lease-a-facility” model where tenants pay for time on equipment. Center officials say that their hopes for the facility include fixed tenants that will offer jobs to area workers.
“We believe the Electronics Makerspace meets an industry need by allowing small runs of custom made parts, even a single part at a time. By using our equipment innovative businesses will be able to protect intellectual property and maintain quality control, issues when these needs are met by out sourcing, particularly overseas,” said Paul Browne, CTTC executive director. “This effort is a step forward for rebuilding the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry.”
Part of the evening’s festivities will include tours of the facility, as well as beer tastings from 3 Guys and a Beer’d, which also occupies space in the building.
The CTTC began in the mid-1990s as a 10,000 square-foot space for technology and small light manufacturing operations. Now comprising more than 30,000 square feet, the center houses office space, a commercial kitchen and 500 square feet of Electronics Makerspace. The Makerspace hosts workbenches, shelving and three machines that allow for the manufacturing of prototypes or small lots of electronic circuit boards. Tenants of the CTTC Incubator include PROVA Systems, 3 Guys and a Beer’d, and JKF Technologies, among others.
For more information on the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, visit 4cttc.org or https://www.facebook.com/
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