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Can makerspaces help me with production?

A replacement for a factory? Maybe not
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Whether or not makerspaces can help you with production (not just prototyping) typically depends how many items you need to make. If you make hand-crafted leather custom purses for celebrities one week at a time, that’s very different than needing 500 purses ready to be shipped to JCPenny. Some makerspaces have restrictions around how often you can use the shared machines, so if you are getting ready to start producing many units, be sure to check with the managers first. Since they typically work with product-based businesses, the managers may also have some suggestions for where you can find production-scale equipment.

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