By: Tia Wheeler on October 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 1, 2013
MindGear Labs Announces Pay What You Wish During Government Shutdown
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (October 1, 2013) – MindGear Labs, located at 8331 Madison Blvd in Madison AL, is offering a Pay What You Wish (PWYW) model in response to the federal government shutdown. “I’ve always wanted to try a PWYW model, but was counseled against it when we first opened. Given the government shutdown this seems like the perfect time to try it out.” Says founder Rob Adams. Purchasing a PWYW membership will grant access to all of MindGear’s rapid prototyping equipment for the month of October.
MindGear Labs supports the Huntsville/Madison community by providing automated equipment for creating your ideas. “Our lab is open to the general public and local businesses. We are committed to providing a relaxed environment where members can share ideas, work on projects, take classes and attend seminars, conduct research, and just tinker or hang out.” said Adams. Some of the equipment available will be:
A 50 W CO2 laser-cutter – that precisely cuts and engraves wood, acrylic and most other materials
A larger (4’x8′) CNC Mill – for cutting and shaping wood, foam, soft metals and more
A vinyl-cutter – used for creating decals, wall art and other decorations
A precision (micron resolution) milling machine to make three-dimensional molds and surface-mount circuit boards
A 3d printer, which builds a three dimensional figure by extruding ABS plastic and layering one cross section after another. The 3d printer can make very complex and intricate geometries not found with other equipment.
A CNC sewing and embroidery machine
MindGear employees are trained to support customers in their projects. Employees can help set up equipment, clean up after project efforts, and offer suggestions and tips when asked. Several special activities and events are part of the MindGear Labs business model. These include a Huntsville Maker Faire, children’s educational events (perfect for homeschoolers), as well as hosting competitions and a community inventors group.
MindGear Labs welcomes corporate partners who also wish to motivate employees to ignite, create and imagine. While the lab is not geared toward mass production, MindGear corporate memberships allow small businesses to cost effectively conduct essential R&D and prototype their ideas. Finally, an individual or company with a finished idea can use MindGear’s equipment to do small scale production.
If you’d like more information please contact Rob Adams, Managing Member at firstname.lastname@example.org.