Shop Overview

Our machine shop is chock-full of equipment climatetech and cleantech startups need to build their hardware. This is where Greentown members construct their initial prototypes—designing and iterating on the inventions they’ll one day have manufacturers produce at scale. Modifying manufactured parts and assemblies quickly allows members to rapidly turn their ideas into tangible parts and components.

We keep machines running smoothly, offer training on how to use the equipment, manage consumables, and clear the way for our members to achieve the next milestones in the development of their hardware prototypes.

Tools and Equipment

  • Haas CNC mill — Super VF2
  • Vertical mills with TRAK CNC Control (Lagun, Bridgeport)
  • Epilog 50W Fusion M2 laser system
  • Epilog 80W Fusion Edge laser system
  • South Bend manual lathe
  • Clausing 20″ Drill Press
  • Various small presses
  • Sandblaster
  • Cetus PLA Printer (2)
  • Markforged – X3 Industrial 3D Printer
  • Markforged – Mark Two 3D Printer
  • Markforged – Onyx One 3D Printer (2)
  • Sanding + deburring
  • Measuring tools
  • Shared hand/power tools
  • Limited supply of bits, taps, files, cutters, end mills

“The shared machine shop has been an integral part of our development as a prototyping company. Specifically, having access to quality mills, a laser cutter, and band saw has allowed us to make the transition from a true startup to a budding innovation company.”

Sean O’Quinn

Manufacturing Engineer at L3 OpenWater Power

“Having a powerful and dependable laser cutter on hand has been tremendously beneficial in accelerating our company’s rate of prototype production and enhancing our ability to test new designs quickly and effectively.”

Diego Rivera

Form Energy

Labs and Shops

Prototyping Lab

Our 34,000 square feet of prototyping lab space allows startups to take their technology from initial R&D to rapid prototyping while preparing for manufacturing and commercial development.

Explore The Lab

Wet Lab

Greentown’s 26-bench wet lab is home to startups creating everything from long-duration energy storage to energy-efficient manufacturing membranes to silk coatings that extend the freshness of produce and proteins.

Explore the Wet Lab

Electronics Lab

A dedicated space for electronics assembly, soldering, testing, and measuring.

Explore The Electronics Lab

Stanley Black & Decker Tool Shop

Tools from the brands Stanley, DEWALT, Irwin, Lenox, and Craftsman.

Explore the Tool Shop