The Manufactory

Demo Day – Win a Free Year!

Come to our Demo Day – Open House on September 26, 2015 and win a Free One Year Membership! a $1,200 value. A Demo Day an opportunity for us to show off. We will be running demonstrations on many of our machines, so sparks and chips will be flying. It is also a social event […]

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Heat Treating Workshop

Heat treating metals is a mystery until you understand it. Depending upon how much heat you apply and how you cool it, you get different results. Hardening, Annealing (softening) and tempering are all accomplished by applying heating and cooling in different ways. Seth, our education coordinator had designed a class that provides a basic understanding […]

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Independence Day Schedule

So that everyone can spend time with family and friends to celebrate our independence, The Manufactory will close at 6 pm July 3rd through July 5th. Enjoy the holiday weekend! We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Angolan Visitors

On June 4th, 2015, a group of 10 delegates from Mediateca Angola (site in Portuguese) and three interpreters visited The Manufactory. The U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program describes the group as “…a new, nationwide publicly financed nationwide network of ultra-modern high-tech resource centers. There are currently eight active Mediateca centers nationwide with […]

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HVAC Duct

Problem: The replacement heating and air conditioner unit for a boat that fits under one of the seats comes with a 6″ hose connection. The setup requires the use of two 4″ hoses. The company sells an adapter kit for the ridiculous price of $165, plus shipping, but it will not work anyway because it […]

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Continuous Improvement

The management of The Manufactory has a philosophy of continuous improvement.  We strive every day to make every visit by a member better than their last. We do this through. Being member driven, you are our most important asset. Improving the quality of  information provided to our members. Improving our educational program based upon feedback. […]

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In Memoriam

September 16, 1920 – April 16, 2015 Erv Krieg, father of Tom and Lee, grandfather to Natalie, Kyle and Ben, passed in his home after a brief illness. He is survived by Edith, his wife of 73 years, 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Erv was a maker long before the term was ever […]

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Ilana Preuss blog

Ilana Preuss of Recast City, an expert on the maker movement, came to Cincinnati to speak at the Making Space for Makers event held at the 21C museum hotel. Ilana and Matt Anthony of Cincinnati Made came to tour The Manufactory and to speak in depth with Kyle about our makerspace. She wrote a nice blog […]

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Gosun on TODAY show!

We would like to congratulate Gosun Stoves for being on the TODAY show.  Gosun was one of the first companies to perform product development at The Manufactory. Their Kickstarter campaign was fulfilled by building the Mini version in our space. They utilized the CNC router, CNC plasma cutter, laser engraver, CNC mill, vinyl cutter and […]

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Sculpture made at The Manufactory

The Cincinnati Enquirer published an article by Bowdeya Tweh on March 11, 2015 about Jeff Welch’s Aluminatti, which is one of the main features of 3CDC’s new headquarters in Over-the-Rhine.  Jeff built this artwork in The Manufactory relying heavily on the CNC plasma table to cut out the design. The panels were finished and assembled […]

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