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Catapult’s Maker Space planned to open mid-July 2020

Catapult's Maker Space
Catapult’s new Maker Space is planned to open mid-July 2020 | Photo provided

Small business owners (and fans of the show Making It) will appreciate this: Catapult’s new Maker Space is planned to open inside Catapult 3.0 in mid-July. 

The 9,500 sqft.-space – available for use by all innovators + creators in Lakeland with a monthly membership – is fully stocked with state-of-the-art machinery to produce artisan crafted, local goods. Bonus: It also comes with all of Catapult’s membership perks + resources to take your idea or business to the next level

Few limitations exist in the Maker Space. From 3D printers to embroidery machines, makers can have access to equipment they might not be able to afford on their own. Check out the full machinery list

Equipment in Catapult's Maker Space
Machines for makers of all kinds being setup in Catapult’s Maker Space | Photo provided

Maker Space Director Grant Posner has experience with 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Rapid Prototyping + Woodworking. So, if new Maker Space users are unfamiliar with a machine or not sure how to transform an idea into a real product, he can guide you through different options + processes. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at the space.

In addition to his expertise, Posner will bring in local experts to teach classes on welding, woodturning, CNC Milling and CAD (computer-aided design). 

(Are you a local trade expert? Contact Catapult to see if you can teach a future class.

Monthly memberships for the Maker Space cost $125, and makers will need to participate in safety + equipment training before operating machinery. Apply here.