FRAMINGHAM MAKERSPACE RECEIVES $99,781 MASSDEVELOPMENT GRANT
Framingham MakerSpace is excited to announce its second grant from MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency. We would like to thank MassDevelopment for their continued generous support which will enable further expansion to 7000 square feet. In 2017 they gave the Space $101,000 in matching funds to double our physical space and buy new equipment.
Framingham MakerSpace is an all volunteer, member run non-profit located in the Saxonville Mills. We are a community of and workspace for creative people in the Metrowest area. Our mission is to explore art and technology in a welcoming, respectful space while also being a resource to the community at large.
The Space includes wood, metal and welding shops; 3D printing stations; embroidery, fabric and leather sewing machines; an electronics lab and more. We also offer private studios which currently host a quilter, a soap maker and an electronic musical instrument creator. The grant will allow us to upgrade our existing wood shop machinery with a panel sander, wood lathe and band saw and to create a new, separate, clean space for an expanded fiber arts lab.
The expansion space will include:
- a Kniterate, a revolutionary computer controlled knitting machine
- a long arm quilting machine for sewing large fabric items
- CAD/CAM workstations with Solidworks donated software.
- a dedicated space for our existing sewing machines
- four studios