To our valued members and non-members of the community,
Since the Fab Lab closed in mid-March in response to the coronavirus, we all have been anxiously awaiting the day when we re-open. With K-12 students returning to schools, some of you have inquired if the Fab Lab is next to open its doors.
As part of Muskegon Community College, the Fab Lab’s re-opening is governed by the college’s policies and procedures. The MCC campus re-opening is being conducted in six phases. The most important focus is on the safety of students, employees, and community members. In addition to active cases within the MCC campus community, the determination of phases will be guided by the Governor’s Executive Orders and MI Safe Start Plan, Muskegon Public Health Department Guidelines, Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) guidance, and campus preparedness.
With MCC’s safety-first approach, the Fab Lab remains closed to members for the immediate future. We will alert you when our status changes. Rest assured that all memberships will be extended to recover the “lost time” so that you get the full value of the investment in your Fab Lab Membership.
In the interim, we are authorized to provide curb side service to our members. If you have something that needs to be made or printed, send us a file.
We will make it and contact you to coordinate a pick-up time. There are no additional charges.
Thank you for your continued support of the Lakeshore Fab Lab. The Fab Lab is built upon a sharing philosophy, but I think we can all agree that COVID-19 is not one of the things we want to share.
Please stay safe.
David Stradal
Director
Lakeshore Fab Lab

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 Situated inside MCC’s Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Institute at 388 Clay St., the Lakeshore Fab Lab is physically connected to MCC’s recently opened Sturrus Technology Center, home to cutting-edge applied technology classrooms and laboratories for automation, robotics, welding, electrical, foundry, alternative energy, engineering and CAD.

INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES

What can members do at the Lakeshore Fab Lab?

  • 3D Printing – Create three-dimensional object of all levels of complexity, from toy dinosaurs to high temp resistant engine prototypes
  • Laser Etching – Engrave wood, glass, and plastic. Make award plaques, unique family portraits on wood from regular photos
  • Robotics – Learn how to program machines that run today’s modern assembly plants
  • Metal Milling – Use a machine for metal working/manufacturing applications
  • Large Format Vinyl Printing – Make banners, decals, car wraps, window clings, and stickers
  • T-shirt Hot Press – Make custom t-shirts
  • Digital Scanning – Create 3D printed copies of objects
  • Plasma Water Table Cutting – Cut metal sheets
  • Routing – Shape plastic and wood

The Lakeshore Fab Lab, which is sponsored by donations from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and the Fremont Area Community Foundation, includes access to the Ann and Richard Kraft Rapid Prototype Center and the Orville and Susan Crain Membership Center.

To learn more about supporting the Lakeshore Fab Lab will monetary or equipment donations, contact the Foundation for MCC at (231) 777-0226.