The Prototyping Center

Providing Affordable Access To Advanced Prototyping Equipment, Hands-On Training And Manufacturing Space For Hardware Start-Ups And Small Businesses

Prototyping Lets You:

  • Test your design to ensure it serves the intended purpose
  • Reduce design flaw, saving time and money
  • Model your product for potential investors
  • Create models for sales and customer demos

 

MEMBERSHIP

$150 ♦ 1 Member ♦ 1 Access Key

Includes 24/7 access to TVCOG and all Super-User benefits

Includes 3 “parking passes” per month for 72-hour use of a bench, cart or shared horizontal storage rack.

Contact TVCOG for rates structures for organizations needing access for multiple employees.

 

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Floor Rental ♦ $2/sf/month
Horizontal Rack ♦ $15/shelf/month
Industrial lift available on request for load-in of materials

 

MACHINE TRAINING

& CERTIFICATION

Use of Prototyping Center equipment requires safety and operational training and certification for each user and each machine. Training must be conducted by TVCOG-designated trainers or TVCOG staff. Training for each machine has a minimum cost and is generally completed in the time frame indicated. However, everyone’s experience is different and some may require additional training to achieve certification. Upon completion of the training, TVCOG staff may work alongside you to ensure you are prepared to operate the machine independently, and may require additional training as needed. Members requiring additional training will be billed at a rate of $50/hour.

CNC GANTRY ROUTER

Techno LC59120 58″x121″

Machine Use ♦ $40 per hour

Training ♦ $400 ♦ 6-8 hours

 

VACUUM FORMER

Belovac C Class 24″x48″

1 Machine Use ♦ $15 per hour

Training ♦ $100 ♦ 1-2 hours

 

LASER CUTTER

Thunder Laser 130W 35″x51″

Machine Use ♦ $25 per hour

Training ♦ $150 ♦ 2-3 hours

 

3D PRINTER

sponsored by CEG

Stratasys F270 12″x10″x12″

Machine Use ♦ See Separate Matrix

Training ♦ $100 ♦ 1-2 hours