OSU-Cascades Makerspace now open for industry, client projects

The Makerspace at OSU-Cascades is located in Edward J. Ray Hall.
Sept. 7, 2023

The Makerspace at Oregon State University - Cascades is now accepting requests from industry representatives and community members for client projects.

Client services provided by the Makerspace range from design consultations, prototype fabrication and manufacturing advice. Projects are managed by staff and trained undergraduate students. 

The Makerspace is home to machines and tools including 3D printers, a 3D scanner, laser engraver and cutter, desktop computer numerical control mill, and a standard and an industrial sewing machine.

The space also provides fabrication experience for all students, including students in engineering and outdoor product degree programs.

Examples of client projects produced by Makerspace staff and student teams have included a 3D puzzle game, a seed distributor and grain hopper for an agricultural company and electronic components for a semiconductor company.

Pricing for client projects is based on materials and student or staff hours. To learn more and submit a project request, visit OSUcascades.edu/makerspace.

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by mountains, forest and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a highly innovative campus of a top-tier land grant research university, offering small classes that accelerate faculty-student mentoring and experiential learning. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.