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TechShop is Coming to Downtown San Francisco in the Summer of 2010!

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Wow, this is big news!

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
  • Sandblaster, Large
  • Metal Grinders and Sanders
  • Metal Chop Saw
  • Metal Horizontal Band Saw
  • Metal Vertical Band Saw
  • Computer Controlled Embroidery Sewing Machine
  • Quilting 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 Planer
  • Wood Jointer
  • Wood Band Saw
  • Wood Sanders
  • Wood Scroll Saws
  • Wood Lathe
  • Drill Presses
  • 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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Comfortable HackerSpace Areas with Power and WiFi
  • Retail Store with Supplies and Materials
  • Free Coffee and Popcorn
  • …And LOTS More!

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  1. Why does California get all the good stuff? I miss living in California 🙁

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. :O omg
    this is exciting 😀 😀 😀 😀

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