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Les de Asis Makerspace
The CCC Les de Asis Makerspace, located in the Holden Industrial Technology Center, is a workshop where creative people from all walks of life can have access to the tools they need to create prototypes, models and masterpieces.
After proper training, participants will have the ability to use equipment ranging from basic woodworking machinery and 3-D printing to CNC milling, plasma and laser cutters. The lab includes woodworking and construction, traditional metalworking and sheet metal, a welding and cutting station, digital manufacturing, and electronics and sewing.
The CCC makerspace is the first of its kind in Clackamas County, possessing the capacity to expand into specialized sections of the college’s advanced manufacturing center, which provides skill-based training in industrial technology.
Makerspace open house for volunteers, teachers and participants
Friday, Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m. | Learn more
Informal meet and greet for anyone who is interested in the de Asis Makerspace.
After learning the safe operation of common woodworking power tools, participants may use this machinery during open lab times to build or repair a number of projects.
Basic metalworking equipment is available for machining of round and billet material. Machine shafts, holes, slots, angles, threads and more on manual milling and turning equipment. Basic sheet metal cutting and forming equipment is available as well.
The Digital Manufacturing Lab is where your ideas come to life. If you can design it in a computer, then you can make it here.
All digital manufacturing starts with a computer model. The computer software systems included in the makerspace are:
- Solid Works (3D solid modeling)
- AutoCAD (2D CAD)
- Inventor (3D solid modeling)
- Corel Draw (2D graphics)
- MasterCAM (3D solid modeling and machining)
- Fusion 360 (3D solid modeling and machining)
How to use the makerspace
Clackamas Community College is offering a series of weekend makerspace sessions. Users come on a Friday evening to learn how to use the woodworking, metal working or digital manufacturing equipment and software, and then return on Saturday to have supervised shop time to work on their projects.
Who is Les de Asis?
The makerspace is named after the late Les de Asis, entrepreneur and founder of Benchmade Knives. Les de Asis started his business by designing and building knives in his garage. Benchmade Knives are now coveted around the world. CCC’s makerspace provides opportunities for similar entrepreneurs with exploration, skill-building and business development.