SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TheShop.build has opened a new 30,000 square foot facility in the golden triangle area of North San Jose that makes world-class tools and equipment to design, prototype, and fabricate accessible to individuals and organizations in Silicon Valley and the surrounding area. "Our mission is to empower anyone with a vision and the desire to make it real with a full-stack of tools, knowledge, and resources so they can design, model, test, prototype and fabricate anything they can imagine," according to TheShop.build CEO Dan Rasure.
Rasure brings extensive experience from the machine tool and fabrication industries and is an accomplished designer and builder as well as entrepreneur. TheShop.build provides training and education, access to an extensive array of high-tech tools, machinery and technology as well as resources that provide innovators with a comprehensive stack of services designed to take their ideas to the next level. TheShop.build is pioneering the concept of "Design & Innovation Resources as a Service" (DIRaaS), eliminating the huge capital outlay previously required for small businesses to gain access to cutting edge design & prototyping resources. Instead offering a subscription-based model that provides access to the broadest range of potential innovators.
"TheShop.build is a hybrid of a maker space, startup incubator, innovation hub, and membership-based workshop facility that provides makers, engineers, business people, students, artists and anyone else with an idea and the desire to turn a vision into reality with a services-based platform that scales to support business from solo micro-entrepreneurs through their startup phase," says Rasure, as he describes his vision to empower everyone with access to the technology and collaborative community he launched in San Francisco in February of this year and now is expanding to San Jose.
TheShop.build is equipped with a wide array of conventional and computer-controlled tools & equipment including laser cutters, CNC machine tools including milling machines and lathes, numerous 3D printers, and a comprehensive and growing selection of tools, parts, and supplies tailored to the support the fabrication needs of the maker community. TheShop.build is located at 401 Charcot Ave and is open from 10am – 10pm 7 days a week. Media tours are available on request during or outside of operating hours. The original TheShop.build facility is located at 926 Howard Street in San Francisco's SOMA district.