The makerspace encompasses roughly 7,000 square-feet across three floors and allows users to design, prototype and test potential solutions for their startups or business ideas. The well-appointed facilities give users access to a breadth of materials and methodologies for production, with dedicated lab spaces including benchworking, woodworking, metalworking, surfacing, welding, digital fabrication, and additive manufacturing.

OriginLabs will provide students, faculty, and community entrepreneurs with access to cutting-edge machinery and the latest in rapid prototyping technology.

Free Services For All

Equipment Training – These one-hour trainings will educate users on machinery capabilities and provide clearance for use during monitored lab hours.

Skill-Building Workshops – These introductory level courses on various design and fabrication concepts and techniques give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a project-based approach to learning. No prior experience required.

1-on-1 Consultations – Whether you are looking for advice on your product or idea, aren’t sure where to start, or just want to learn more about the resources available at OriginLabs, our team of trained and certified staff are here to help.

“OriginLabs provides access to world-class prototyping facilities to students and faculty from across campus, as well as members of the public from State College and beyond. Our facilities enhance the suite of resources available to innovators and entrepreneurs in the region in the form of sophisticated equipment, free workshops, and expert advice and technical guidance.”

Ryan Mandell, Director of OriginLabs

Membership Options

Just like the space itself, our membership options are inclusive and flexible for each user.

Makerspace Membership (Hands-on) – Ready to dig in and start building? The Makerspace Membership puts roughly 7,000 sq. ft. of world-class facilities at your fingertips.

Service Bureau (Hands-off) – Have an idea but not looking to do the hands-on building? Our team will assist with the project through the Service Bureau Membership.

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