Makerspace

The Makerspace at Western Maryland Works is a collaborative work space where we encourage creativity, innovation, exploration, and application of personalized learning strategies.  If you dream it… you can make it here!

The Makerspace is a large commercial grade Digital Fabrication Lab, 3D Printing including commercial grade printers, CNC Machining, and Woodworking lab will be available to the public, local businesses, and entrepreneurs for daily rates and monthly memberships. Safety classes will be required and classes to assist users will also be offered. Technicians will be onsite to assist users. 

 



 
Membership

Step 1

Sign up for Orientation

Please use the calendar to select your orientation date and time, call 301-784-5077 or email dsmarik@allegany.edu.

 

Step 2


Attend In-Person Orientation

Attend a 1-hour orientation tour of the facilities, meet the staff, and learn about courses and programs.

 

Step 3


Choose Your Plan

We offer membership and courses to fit your needs and budget.

Machines and Tools

3D Printing - 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.  Western Maryland Works has both consumer and production grade fused disposition modeling (FDM) and UV hardened liquid resin (Polyjet) . Make your own designs or download open-source files to start printing.

  • Dremel FDM Printers
  • Mojo FDM Printer
  • Stratasys FDM Printer
  • Stratasys Polyjet UV Printer

Digital Fabrication – Digital fabrication is a type of manufacturing process where the machine used is controlled by a computer and complex software. Western Maryland Works has industry grade machines that can cut, shape, or engrave wood, metal, plastics, glass, and a variety of composite materials.

  • Glowforge Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Universal Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Axiom CNC Router
  • Forrest Scientific Plasm Cutter
  • Trak Manual/CNC Knee Mill
  • Trak Manual/CNC Lathe
  • Forrest Scientific Plasm Cutter

Metal – Metal fabrication at Western Maryland Works is extensive and can be done using manual or digital fabrication applications.  Equipment allows users to mill, lathe, cut, polish, grind or weld various metals.

  • 1 Trak Manual/CNC Knee Mill
  • 1 Trak Manual/CNC Lathe
  • 2 Horizontal Band Saws
  • 1 Vertical Band Saw
  • 14 Miller Arc Welders
  • 14 Miller MIG/TIG Welders
  • 1 Metal Sheer
  • 1 Oxy/Acetylene Torch
  • 10 Handheld Grinders

Woodworking - Woodworking is a productive craft that involves cutting, shaping, and joining wood to create decorative and/or useful things.  Fitted with high-quality dust collection, the wood fabrication shop at Western Maryland Works has hand tools and industry grade equipment to meet beginner to professional alike.

  • Hand tools
  • Cordless Drill and Tools
  • Jet Drill Press
  • Sawstop 10” Table saw
  • Dewalt 12” Chop Saw
  • Routers/Shapers
  • Belt/Disk Sanders
  • Oscillating Saws
  • Powermatic Jointer
  • Powermatic Planer
  • Pneumatic Nail/Staple Guns

Classes and Programs

Western Maryland Works offers courses aligned essential learning and foundation skills to support digital fabrication and makerspace opportunities.

  • Graphic Design Ethics and Copyright
  • Basics Concepts Adobe Photoshop
  • Basics Concepts in Adobe Illustrator
  • Basics Concepts in Adobe InDesign
  • Essentials Laser Engraving and Cutting
  • Essentials UV Printing Basics
  • Essentials Fabric Printing Basics
  • Vacuum Forming Essentials
  • Essentials of AutoCAD for Fabrication
  • Essentials of 3D Printing and Fabrication
  • Vinyl Cutting Essentials
  • Essentials of Large Format Printing

Western Maryland Works offers courses aligned essential learning and foundation skills to support woodworking and makerspace opportunities.

  • Wood Orientation and Safety
  • Basics of Woodworking Skills
  • Homeowner Essential Repairs
  • Essentials of Handheld and Power Tools
  • Woodshop Foundations: Joiner, Planer, and Router
  • Woodshop Foundations:  Saws, Drill Press, and Stationary Sanders
  • Woodshop Foundations: CNC Routers
  • Finishing Techniques and Tools
  • CNC Router

Western Maryland Works offers makers and crafters a unique opportunity to state-of-art digital fabrication equipment.  In addition, WMW offers courses aligned essential learning and foundation skills to support digital fabrication and makerspace opportunities.

  • Graphic Design Ethics and Copyright
  • Basics Concepts Adobe Photoshop
  • Basics Concepts in Adobe Illustrator
  • Basics Concepts in Adobe InDesign
  • Essentials Laser Engraving and Cutting
  • Essentials UV Printing Basics
  • Essentials Fabric Printing Basics
  • Vacuum Forming Essentials
  • Essentials of AutoCAD for Fabrication
  • Essentials of 3D Printing and Fabrication
  • Vinyl Cutting Essentials
  • Essentials of Large Format Printing

Makerspace Calendar

 

Western Maryland Works offers varoius courses and training opportunities. Please review the calendar to find something you are interested in.

 

Calendar Legend
 
Engineering-Automated Manufacturing Technology

 
Industrial Maintenance Technology

 
FANUC Robotics Training

 
Makerspace

 
Manual & CNC Machinist I Training

 
Welding

 
Maintenance Mode

 

php must be running.
loading...
×
Content
Search for a program or interest


#BestDecisionEver