What is Futureworks Shops?

Futureworks Shops is a network of spaces across the five boroughs where product entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into reality. Futureworks NYC has partnered with 12 production hubs to provide entrepreneurs with a diverse set of resources and discounted services to build and grow their businesses here.

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A/D/O

Brooklyn

A/D/O is a creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated to exploring new boundaries in design. At its heart is the Design Academy, which offers a range of programming to professional designers, intended to provoke and invigorate their creative practice. A/D/O is located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange, with both public workspaces and desks for rent. It offers free hotdesking plus an application-based coworking area with desks for 24 members (including unlimited access to the workshop). Founded in 2017.

Futureworks Special Offer

Through Futureworks Shops, A/D/O is offering four months of subsidized Workshop space for a hardware startup. The Futureworks x A/D/O Sponsored Workspace membership runs from Oct 1 through January 31. Applications are now closed.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Lulzbot Taz6 3D Printer

  • Audio / Video

    Seamless Table Top
    Lighting Kit
    Photography & Video Lighting Kit

  • Copying & Printing

    RISO Duplicator
    8-Color Large-Format Printer

  • Cutting

    Roland GR640-60_ Vinyl Cutter
    Sawtrax Panel Saw
    Hot Wire Foam Cutter
    Axis CNC Router
    10_ Contractor Table Saw
    Compound Miter Saw
    Drill Press

  • Hand Tools

    Dremel
    Clamps
    Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Trotec Speedy300 Laser

  • Textiles

    Wax-cutting Studio
    Desktop Digital Loom
    Sewing Machine

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BF+DA

Brooklyn

The Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is redefining the apparel industry to benefit the environment and society. BF+DA provides workspace, manufacturing services, mentorship and programs designed to build financial success alongside ethical production. It offers open-plan studio space with 24/7 access as well as hotdesking opportunities. Manufacturing services are open to the public and free public tours are offered every other Thursday. The BF+DA is a community initiative of Pratt Institute, and over the past three years, it has supported over 40 emerging ventures and collaborated with close to 200 organizations. Founded in 2013.

Futureworks Special Offer

BF+DA is offering two 100-square-foot studio spaces to wearable tech companies for six months. The studio space opportunity runs from Nov 1 through April 30. Applications are now closed.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    ProJet 660 Ð SLS 3D Printer
    Stratasys uPrint SE Plus Ð SLA 3D Printer

  • Copying & Printing

    SMTmax SL-70/8 Air Compressor

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Full Spectrum Laser Cutter H-Series 5th Gen
    Universal Laser VLS 6.60

  • Textiles

    Alvanon Dressforms (various sizes)
    Highlead YXP-18 Skiving Machine Mod
    Hoffman SBT48X60 Steam Table
    Industrial Air CP1580325 Air Compressor
    Jiffy J-Series Stand Up Steamers
    Juki MO-6700S Serger
    Juki DDL-5550N Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
    Juki LBH-783 Buttonhole Machine
    Juki LK-1900B Computerized Bar-tacking Machine
    Juki LU-1508N Heavy Duty Walking Foot Machine
    Juki Vias Sewing Machine Blind Stitch
    Juki Vias Sewing Machine Overlock
    Marusan CM-2HT (240V) Portable Yarn Winder
    Meon 6gg, 8gg,10gg, 12gg Linking Machines
    Metro Laundry UniMac 18lb Washing Machine
    Metro Laundry UniMac 25lb Drying Machine
    Shima Seiki SDS-ONE APEX 3 Design System Station
    Shima Seiki MACH 2X¥ 15L Whole Garment Machine
    Shima Seiki Mini with Yarn Unwinding Attachment
    Shima Seiki SSR 112 SV ¥ 7G Flatbed Fully Fashioned Knitting Machine
    Shima Seiki SVR Intarsia

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Bronx Innovation Factory

The Bronx

MIT CoLab, CommonWise Education and a half-dozen local partners are teaming up to build the Bronx’s first makerspace. Bronx Innovation Factory is a pilot that will provide the borough with free access to digital fabrication facilities, startup and product-design workshops and workforce training. This pilot will inform the development of a larger freestanding facility. Bronx Innovation Factory’s mission is to increase wealth and ownership among Bronx residents. Founded in 2017.

Futureworks Special Offer

Bronx Innovation Factory is offering $4,000 for a Bronx entrepreneur to use towards prototyping and production credits at any Futureworks Shops location. Applications are not yet open.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    3D Printer

  • Cutting

    Vinyl Cutter

  • Electronics Tools

    CNC Desktop Mini-Mill

  • General Shop Equipment

    High-temperature Furnace

  • Hand Tools

    Basic Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Laser Cutter

  • Metalworking

    CNC Milling Machine

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C4Q

Queens

C4Q creates pathways out of poverty. We believe that people from every community and background—across ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future. We teach adults who are living in poverty and who do not have college degrees to code, help them gain software engineering jobs in tech, and support them in launching their careers and becoming entrepreneurs.

Our students represent the potential of our community and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are preparing software developers for tomorrow’s technology careers. Software is vital to industries as varied as Digital Manufacturing to Wearable Fashion. C4Q Labs aims to ensure inclusivity in these emergent sectors by providing access to relevant experts, education, and equipment. We are equipping our fellows and alumni with the skills and relationships they will need for the tech jobs of the future.

Futureworks Special Offer

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Ultimaker 3

  • Electronics Tools

    Arduino
    Raspberry Pi

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Collab

Manhattan

Collab gives innovators and creative entrepreneurs access to prototyping and digital fabrication equipment in the heart of Manhattan as well as the mentoring and space to build their ideas. Collab offers 24/7 open-access space, permanent desks for entrepreneurs and private studios for companies. Members can reserve space for events, classes and seminars. Collab has been able to generate millions in revenue for itself and its members by creating products and installations for its corporate clients such as Hearst, L’Oreal, Intel and the UN. The collective has helped launch more than ten companies with a combined valuation of $200 million+, creating more than 250 new jobs. Founded in 2009.

Futureworks Special Offer

Futureworks and Collab are teaming up for three months of free studio space and woodshop access. This opportunity is exclusively available to women-led startups.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Formlabs Form 3D Printer

  • Audio / Video

    Green Screens
    Lavalier Microphone

  • Copying & Printing

    HP DesignJet 25500
    HP Large Format Printer
    HP High-speed Color Printer
    HP Ink Jet Printer
    Binding Equipment
    Letterpress

  • Cutting

    Festool Circular Saw TS 75 EQ
    Festool Handsaw
    Festool KS120 EB Miter Saw, KAPEX
    Festool Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ
    Festool Cutting Tables
    Laguna 14BX Bandsaw
    Summa D120 Vinyl Cutter
    Paper Cutters
    Festool Phillips Impact 2-25mm SX, Tl
    Festool Cordless Drill T15 Li 4.2 Set

  • Electronics Tools

    Soldering Iron

  • General Shop Equipment

    Festool Calipers
    Heat Press

  • Hand Tools

    Festool Full Plier/Cutter Set
    Festool Full Socket Set
    Festool Channel Grip Pliers
    Festool Claw Hammer
    Festool Full Allen Wrench Set (Standard and Metric)
    Festool Full Screwdriver Set
    Festool 12-inch Vise-Grip Sliding Clamps
    Festool 48-inch Bar Clamps
    Festool Locking Vise-Grip C-clamp
    General Crafting Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    EPILOG 60W Helix Laser

  • Metalworking

    Festool Tin Snips

  • Textiles

    HP Digital Fabric Printer
    Juki Industrial Overlock w/ Table
    Juki Industrial Sewing Machine w/ Table
    Mannequins

  • Woodworking

    Festool Domino Joiner DF 700 Set
    Festool Chisel Set
    Festool 8mm Domino Cutter, Joiner
    Festool Planer HL 850 E
    Festool Router OF 1400 EQ
    Festool 6_ Dual Mode Sander RO 150 FEQ
    Festool CT26/36 Boom Arm Set, Dust Extractor
    Festool Dust Extractor CT 36 HEPA
    Festool Block Plane
    Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Woodworking Table
    Laguna DB 12/6 Combination Disc and Belt Sander

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Craftsman Ave

Brooklyn

Craftsman Ave opened up their 1500 sq-ft space to help New Yorkers bring their ideas to life. Daily open passes for $40, monthly open-access passes for $200, event space and rooftop access. Since then, they’ve had more than a thousand students come through for workshops in everything from product design, jewelry making, woodworking and prototyping. Craftsman Ave partners with instructors at Pratt and Parsons, and six of them were awarded Best Instructors by CourseHorse in 2016. Craftsman brings creatives together in an inspirational, fun environment and provides consulting support in industrial design and brand identity. Founded in 2015.

Futureworks Special Offer

Craftsman Ave offers free branding and product-development sessions every Monday until the end of February. Sign up for a slot here.

Equipment

  • Cutting

    Vinyl Cutter
    Band Saw
    Chop Saw
    Jig Saw
    Table Saw

  • Drilling

    Drill Press
    Drills

  • General Shop Equipment

    Air Compressor

  • Hand Tools

    Hand Tools


  • Jewelry Making

    Flex Shaft
    Oxy Torch

  • Metalworking

    Grinding and Buffing Wheel
    Angle Grinders

  • Textiles

    Various Leatherworking Handtools

  • Welding

    MIG 150 Welder
    MIG 175 Welder

  • Woodworking

    Belt Sander
    Sandblaster
    Planar
    Router

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CUNY ASRC

Manhattan

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center provides sophisticated equipment and staff support to researchers at the ASRC and from across CUNY. At the center’s core is a world-class facility designed to inspire an innovative approach to the scientific method itself, one that links a new wave of talented scientists with hundreds of top researchers from CUNY campuses across the city.

Futureworks Special Offer

The core facilities include a Clean Room/NanoFabrication Facility, Imaging facilities, Visualization Room, and a Rooftop Observatory.

Equipment

  • Nanofabrication

    AJA Instruments Evaporator Thermal Only
    AJA Instruments Evaporator Thermal/E-beam
    AJA Instruments RF/DC Magnetron Sputter
    AllWin21 Rapid Thermal Anealing
    Brewer Science Resist Spinners
    Bruker Optical Profiler
    Bruker Surface Profilometer
    Bruker Atomic Force Microscope
    Cambridge Nanotech Atomic Layer Deposition
    Cressington Sputter Coating
    Disco Wafer Dicer
    Elionix Electron Beam Lithography
    EVG Mask Aligner
    FEI Scanning Electron Microscope
    FEI Scanning Electron Microscope
    FEI Transmission Electron Microscope
    Filmetrics Filmetrics
    J.A. Woolam Ellipsometer

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    Leica STED Microscope
    Nanoscribe 3D Nano Lithography Tool
    Nikon Inspection Microscopes
    OEM Group Spin Rinse Dryer
    Oxford Instruments ICP Etching - Cl based
    Oxford Instruments ICP/DRIE Etching - Fl based
    Oxford Instruments Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Oxford Instruments RIE Etching
    Phi Electronics Time-of-Flight SIMS
    Phi Electronics X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    PVA TePla Plasma Asher/Etch
    Samco UV Ozone Cleaner
    SPTS Vapor HF
    SPTS XeF2 Etcher
    SPX Photoresist Oven
    Tystar Furnace Stack
    Ultron Tape Mounter
    West Bond Wire bonder

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NEW INC

Manhattan

NEW INC is an incubator and professional development program founded by the New Museum in 2014 to support ambitious ideas and approaches to culture, technology, and business that strive for a more creative, diverse, and equitable future. Their mission is to foster cultural value, not just capital value. NEW INC serves a community of nearly 100 creative practitioners and entrepreneurs annually, working on a range of for-profit and nonprofit ventures across art, design and technology. Founded in 2014. NEW INC offers 8,000 sq-ft of office space and meeting rooms next door to New Museum. Membership includes conference room bookings, printing, educational programming, and shared equipment. Full-time membership is a 12-month commitment with 24/7 access to the facilities, a dedicated desk space, locker, and eligibility for their mentorship program. Part-time membership is a 6-12 month commitment with access 15 days per month, communal desk space, limited conference room and equipment usage.

Futureworks Special Offer

In collaboration with Futureworks, NEW INC is subsidizing two yearlong residencies. Awardees of this opportunity are Wearable Media and Yago de Quay.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer
    Makerbot 3D Printer
    Ultimaker Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer
    Ultimaker Ultimaker 2 3D Printer
    PLA Filament

  • Audio / Video

    Canon EF 16-35mm/2.8L II USM Camera Lens
    Canon EF 85mm/1.8 USM Camera Lens
    Canon Powershot G7x Point and Shoot Camera
    Canon Powershot G16
    Canon Rebel T5i DSLR Body
    Canon WUX450
    Canon 1D-C DSLR Full-frame Body
    Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Body
    Canon EF 24-105mm/4L IS USM Camera Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm/2.8L II USM Camera Lens
    Canon EF 50mm/1.2L USM Camera Lens
    Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8L I.S. II USM Camera Lens
    Canon EF-S 18-135mm/3.5-5.6 IS Camera Lens
    Canon Deluxe Tripod 300
    Canon Powershot GX7
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
    Fujifilm INSTAX 210 Film
    Fujifilm INSTAX 210 Instant Camera
    HTC Vive
    Microsoft Kinect for X-Box 360
    Oculus Rift
    Panasonic PT-CW240 WXGA
    Zoom Audio Recorder

  • Computers

    Dell Computer
    HP Z840 Workstation

  • Copying & Printing

    Canon Copy and Print Station
    Canon LG Format Printer imagePROGRAF iPF830
    Canon MED Format Printer Pro 1
    Canon MED Format Printer Pro 100

  • Cutting

    USCutter LaserPoint II Vinyl Cutter

  • Drilling

    Jet Drill Press

  • Electronics Tools Electronics Tools

    Hakko Soldering Iron FX-8801
    Othermill Desktop 3-Axis CNC Mill

  • Hand Tools

    Flexible Shaft

  • Textiles

    Industrial Sewing Machine

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NYDesigns

Queens

NYDesigns is dedicated to the success of design and hardware tech startups in NYC. Companies in their incubator get three years of private studio space and access to a network of mentors and advisers. NYDesigns has studio space as well as 12 coworking desks and a 5,000-sq-ft fabrication lab where startups can prototype their design ideas. Individual members get access as well as five hours of laser cutting. They also produce events and programs for a thriving community of creators and innovators. NYDesigns is a program of CUNY and LaGuardia Community College. Founded in 2006.

Futureworks Special Offer

As part of its collaboration with Futureworks, NYDesigns is offering 12 one-month FabLab passes.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    3D Printing

  • Cutting

    DeWalt Miter Saw
    SawStop Table Saw
    Silhouette Curio Cutting Tool with Sheet-cutting, Scratching, and Embossing Capabilities
    19_ Throat Bandsaw
    Cold Saw for Metals
    Full Sheet Panel Saw

  • Drilling

    Drill Press

  • Electronics Tools

    Oscilloscope
    Power Supply
    ESD Safe Electronics Bench
    Soldering Iron

  • General Shop Equipment

    Maxflo Spray Booth, Air Filtration
    Power Tools
    5-Ton Arbor Press
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  • Hand Tools

    Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Trotec 100W 51_ x 51_ CO2 Laser Cutter

  • Metalworking

    Hardinge Lathe
    Manual Pipe and Tube Benders
    Bench Grinder
    OTMT Lathe
    Bridgeport Knee Mill

  • Mold Making

    Formtech Vacuum Former

  • Textiles

    Futura Embroidery Sewing Machine
    Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

  • Woodworking

    Rockwell Jointer
    Rockwell Wood Lathe
    Techno HD 4896 CNC Router
    Jet 16_ Planer
    Table Router
    Belt and Disc Sander
    Buffing Wheel

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SI Makerspace

Staten Island

Founded in 2013, SI Makerspace is a non-profit, STEAM education and community innovation center offering low-cost access to individuals and groups to the tools, equipment, and resources in their 6000 sq ft facility. Their offerings range from digital and industrial fabrication tools, to networking events and skill building workshops, as well working facilities like a computer lab, a conference room, and private studios and workspaces.

Futureworks Special Offer

Their facility includes a metalshop, a woodshop, a computer lab, a sewing studio, a conference room, and other shared / private workspaces to make ideas happen.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Delta Printer
    Formlabs Form 2 Resin Printer
    Lulzbot Mini
    Maker's Tool Works MendelMax
    Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer

  • Audio / Video

    Espon Stylus Pro 9900 Photo Printer
    Google Tango
    HTC Vive
    Oculus Rift
    Black and White Roll Drops
    Green Wall

  • Cutting

    Milwaukee Portable Band Saw
    Milwaukee Sawzall
    Skilsaw Saw
    Tile Saw
    Jigsaw
    Scroll Saw
    DeWalt Cordless Drill
    Forstner Bit Set
    Hilti TE 7-C Hammer Drill
    Milwaukee Magnetic Base Drill
    Micro Drill Press
    6 Corded Drill

  • Electronics Tools

    Soldering Iron

  • General Shop Equipment

    Layout Tools

  • Hand Tools

    DeWalt Driver
    Dremel Dremel
    Vise

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Boss LS 1630 100 Watt Laser Cutter
    Full Spectrum 20x12 45 Watt CO2 Laser
    24" Vinyl Cutter

  • Metalworking

    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    Clausing 5012 Metal Lathe
    Dayton 20" Drill Press
    Ellis 1600 Horizontal Band Saw
    Grob 18" Vertical Band Saw
    Miller Millematic 250 MIG Welder
    Miller Dynasty 200
    Miller Econotig
    Miller Maxstar TIG Welder
    Miller XT 350 CC/CV MIG TIG
    Tormach PCNC 1100
    Die Grinder
    1-Ton Crane
    Handhold Plasma Cutter
    9" Angle Grinder
    1 Horsepower Knife Sander/Buffer
    110 lb Anvil
    12" Disc Sander
    275 lb Anvil
    48" Box Brake
    60 Gallon Compressor
    Coke Forge
    Diamond Grinder
    Hand Shear
    Propane Forge
    Spindle Sander

  • Textiles

    Singer Sewing Machine
    Singer 241-13 Industrial Sewing Machine
    Singer Surger
    Leather Working Tools

  • Welding

    Bernzomatic Propane Torch
    Oxy/Acetylene Torch

  • Woodworking

    Delta 10" Unisaw
    Delta 14" Vertical Band Saw
    Delta DC380 15" Planer
    DeWalt Track Saw
    Hilti DX38 Nail Gun
    Northfield 12" Jointer
    Ridgid 18 Gauge Pin Nailer
    Walker Turner Drill Press
    Electric Hand Planer
    12" Wood Lathe
    Random Orbital Sander
    Belt Sander
    Routers
    Bar Clamps
    Biscuit Jointer
    10" Compound Miter Saw
    12" Chop Saw
    4x8 CNC Router

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Voodoo Manufacturing

Brooklyn

Voodoo Manufacturing fills the market void between prototype and cost-effective, scalable production of plastic parts. Voodoo serves both individuals and businesses with its Direct Print, Volume Print and API integration services to 3D print one to 10,000-or-more parts, generally in less than two weeks. Voodoo also offers design services to help businesses, entrepreneurs, engineers and artists bring their products to life. Voodoo has 4,000 sq-ft of space in Bushwick.

Voodoo’s customer base spans the worlds of marketing, advertising, and media, including companies like Viacom, NBCUniversal, EA Sports, Droga5, and Syfy.  Voodoo also operates within the hardware industry, providing parts for companies like BotFactory, Open BCI, Enable Community Foundation, and Squats And Science. Founded in 2015.

Futureworks Special Offer

Voodoo Manufacturing is hosting a pair of factory tours and 3D-printing raffles for $300 credits.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer

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Zahn Center

Manhattan

Zahn Innovation Center specializes in the production and design of high-quality, low-cost rapid prototypes of hardware, electronics and software. With a range of technologies at their disposal, Zahn is a one-stop shop for hardware startup prototyping needs. Located on the City College of New York campus in the Grove School of Engineering and supports hundreds of innovators each year. Zahn offers 24/7 access for residents, shared hot desk workspace, conference rooms, tools, office hours. Residents receive in-house machining services for free. Zahn partners startups with vetted engineering students, managed by a seasoned engineer and account manager. This significantly lowers the cost to the startup while ensuring access to skilled workers who can make prototypes a reality at a fraction of the cost they would find anywhere else. Founded in 2012.

Futureworks Special Offer

Zahn is offering up to $10,000 of subsidized production credits. To apply for these subsidies, learn more here about Futureworks x Zahn’s pitch night. (link to come when it’s live). On Oct 18, Collab is hosting an Intro to CAD Design workshop. RSVP here.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    BotFactory Squink PCB Printer
    Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer
    New Matter Mod-t 3D Printer
    Zortrax M200 3D Printer

  • Electronics Tools

    MannCorp MC_385V1V SMT Pick and Place
    Arduino
    Multimeter
    Network Analyzer
    Oscilloscope
    Soldering Iron

  • Hand Tools

    Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Universal Laser System PLS6MW

  • Metalworking

    Haas VF2YT 5 Axis CNC Milling Machine
    Southwestern TRAK TRL 1630L CNC Lathe
    Sheet Metal Tools
    Lathe
    Manual Mill
    Southwestern TRAK DMP2 CNC Milling Machine

  • Welding

    Welding Equipment

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