The TechShop San Francisco Building at 5th and Howard Streets (Signage Added Digitally). TechShop San Francisco will be located at 926 Howard Street, just 1 block from the Moscone Center, 3 blocks from the Powell Street BART station, and 6 blocks from Union Square. The building is 15,500 square feet and includes a private parking lot. TechShop San Francisco will feature all the tools and equipment that members enjoy at other TechShop locations, including:
Epilog Helix 60-Watt Laser Cutters
Tormach CNC Milling Machines
Stratasys 3D Printer
NextEngine 3D Scanner
Formech 600 24″ x 24″ Vacuum Forming System
Formech Heat Strip Bending System
Morgan Industries Injection Molding System
Janome Sewing Machines
Janome Serger Sewing Machine
Computer-Controlled 52″ Vinyl Cutter
Powder Coating System
CNC Plasma Cutter, 4′ x 8′
MIG Welders (Steel)
TIG Welders (Steel and Aluminum)
Oxy Aceylene Welders and Cutters
Hand-Held Plasma Cutter
Sheet Metal Spot Welder
Sheet Metal Brake, 16 ga x 50″
Rotary Sheet Metal Punch
Sheet Metal Corner Notcher
English Wheel and Planishing Hammer
Sheet Metal Shear, 16 ga x 50″
Sheet Metal Roller, 16 ga x 50″
Automotove Bay with Tools and Equipment
Metal Grinders and Sanders
Metal Chop Saw
Metal Horizontal Band Saw
Metal Vertical Band Saw
Computer Controlled Embroidery Sewing Machine
Silkscreen Printing Equipment
Electronics Testing and Soldering Equipment
Epson R1900 13″ x 19″ Achival Printer with Continuous Inking System
ShopBot 5′ x 9′ CNC Wood Router System
SawStop Professional Cabinet Table Saw
Wood Band Saw
Wood Scroll Saws
Metal Lathes, 14″ x 40″
Vertical Milling Machines with DRO and Power Feed
Granite Surface Plate with Digital Height Gauges
Lots of Machine Shop Accessories and Tooling
Lots of Fast Computer Workstations with 2D and 3D Design Software
Complete Stocked Tool Room
Member Storage Rental
Private Studio / Office Rental
Comfortable HackerSpace Areas with Power and WiFi
Retail Store with Supplies and Materials
Free Coffee and Popcorn
…And LOTS More!
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Why does California get all the good stuff? I miss living in California 🙁
This is absolutely great news for people in the SF East Bay. There is a current TechShop located in the South Bay in Menlo Park, which makes it easily accesible for Silicon Valley, harder to get to from other locations. The accessibility by BART and public transportation is a clear winner.
California’s big, jack 😉
I’ve scanned for interesting places a reasonable distances from OC … but I guess on the meta level the interesting thing is that this trend is still getting trendier.
I try to puzzle out how much of this is hobby-work, to be put away after a time, and how much will stick and lead to change and innovation. I don’t think the cycles will be quite as dramatic as in Cory Doctorow’s Maker’s book … but there could be some interesting twists here.