Community Invited to MakerLab Open House with Congressman Foster on March 29

The community is invited to an open house for the new JJC MakerLab on Tuesday, March 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the T-Building on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. In addition to demonstrations of the lab’s capabilities, Congressman Bill Foster will attend and provide remarks.

Items made in the JJC MakerLab.

Items made in the JJC MakerLab.

The MakerLab is a facility where users can design and manufacture unique prototypes from a wide variety of materials using a 3D printer, 3D scanner, 3D carving machine, laser cutter or large format printer.

See photos of the MakerLab

“We invite innovators of all ages to come to the open house and check out the MakerLab,” said Director of Corporate and Community Services Amy Murphy. “Community members and students will find that the state-of-the-art equipment available will not only expand their knowledge of manufacturing, but will help them take projects to the next level.”

Congressman Foster, a staunch supporter of STEM initiatives at all levels of education, previously brought a portable lab known as the Fab Lab to JJC in 2013.

There is a minimal charge to utilize the JJC MakerLab, and appointments must be made first by contacting Steve Mark at (815) 280-6679 or

For more information about the open house event, contact Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or

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