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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.

Collaborate

Collaborate

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.

Create

Create

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.

Research

Research

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.

Learn

Learn

You have many free workshops to choose from, and will enjoy on-site support in 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics, as well as woodworking and metalworking. If you are a faculty member, you will have our support in integrating making into your classroom.

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.

Welcome to CHANL

CHANL, the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory, was established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology. Since then, it has become a part of the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. CHANL operates as a shared instrumentation laboratory open to UNC researchers from all departments as well as to researchers from other universities, government labs, and industry. Users are charged fees to recover the cost of materials, supplies, and instrumentation maintenance.

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