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The BeAM Network of Maker Spaces
BeAM@CAROLINA is a network of makerspaces where you can join the UNC maker community in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. You can participate in open studios, training sessions, workshops, hosted classes and group activities. Enjoy spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing as well as wood and metalworking shops.
Being part of the growing maker movement on campus, you will make new friends from different background and disciplines. Does your project need expertise you are lacking? Chances are excellent that there will be another maker who will be happy to help, share, and teach you new skills.
You will be part of a vibrant community of makers as you tinker, design and build in highly collaborative environments that provide the tools, training and support you need to turn ideas into real objects.
Whether you are a student, staff member or faculty building instruments or artwork for your scholarly activities, or an entrepreneur prototyping a concept, at BeAM you can make your ideas real.
The Design Center
The BeAM Design Center is a unique resource for design and fabrication assistance. Our mission is to facilitate and complement research of all types by providing services in a wide range of disciplines, including: engineering consultation, design, fabrication, and prototyping. The Design Center proudly supports research initiatives in the BeAM MakerSpaces.
CHANL, the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory, was established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology. Users are charged fees to recover the cost of materials, supplies, and instrumentation maintenance.