CNM’s FUSE Makerspace Open to Public

April 6, 2015 -- CNM’s STEMulus Center officially opened its FUSE Makerspace on Saturday. It's located on Main Campus in Ted Chavez Hall.
CNM’s FUSE Makerspace Open to Public

Apr 06, 2016

The FUSE Makerspace will provide community members and students with access to high-tech, high-quality equipment that they can use to design, prototype and create manufactured and artistic works. The facility can be used by curious novices, hobbyists, students and entrepreneurial-minded inventors interested in honing and commercializing their creations. The Makerspace is designed to be a welcoming community center, as well as a resource for stoking the startup spirit, creative exploration and economic growth in central New Mexico.

People who use the Makerspace will be able to meet others with similar interests and gain inspiration from a community of makers. CNM will also partner with local businesses and organizations to develop tailored events and training opportunities.

Here’s some of what the FUSE Makerspace will offer:

  • A safe, professional facility where individuals can learn how to use high-quality equipment to bring their ideas to life.
  • Equipment and tool rentals for precision and large-scale projects in a professional fabrication lab.
  • High-tech equipment related to woodworking, metalworking, welding, 3-D printing, screen printing, electronics, robotics and jewelry making.
  • On-site project storage.
  • A supportive hackerspace environment to promote projects online.
  • Community members and entrepreneurs can bring in their 3-D drawing files and have them printed in the FUSE 3-D Print Shop.
Community members and students can purchase weekly or monthly memberships that will provide them access to the Makerspace and its equipment. Monthly memberships include discounts for families and CNM students. Materials for many projects will be available for purchase at the Makerspace. 

The FUSE Makerspace will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-9 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be Basic Operation and Safety classes required before individuals can use the equipment on their own, for a small fee. For more information, email or visit