Photo of our Ribbon Cutting - Apr 4, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Group Photo

Ribbon Cutting on Apr 4, 2019 at our EIC campus. Thanks to all the people that came out to help us bring more programs to the community. Come out and see our new facility.

For more information about the event, read our announcement blog post.

Ribbon Cutting - Open House Fundraiser

EIC Campus

Englewood Innovation Center logo
Date Thur, April 4, 2019 - 4pm - 7pm
Location EIC Campus
1398 Old Englewood Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
Next to Buchan Air Field

The Englewood Innovation Center ( formerly Incubation Center) will be having its first Open House since its inception in 2012. EIC will be adding another building to its campus as well as the addition of new technology and training programs for both students and adults.

EIC Equipment & Training Programs

Largest collection of 3D Printers in Southwest Florida
3D Modeling Software – Prototyping -Mechanical Design
Revenue Generation Using 3D Printing
Equipment and Software Training Classes For Kids and Adults
Maker Space Equipment- Cryptocurrency Mining Unit
New Programs For Seniors
Mixed Reality – Augmented Reality Demonstration

Drawing For LulzBot TAZ Mini 3D Printer

3D Printers And Enclosures

The Englewood Incubation Center is almost four years old and our goal to get 3D printing, modeling and prototyping into the hands of students and entrepreneurs has been very successful. But, in order to continue on our mission to help change the economic landscape of this area we have set up a For-Profit arm: LiteWorld LLC, that has the ability to sell 3D based equipment, enclosures, filament and do limited production.

 

LiteWorld is now one of 12 Resellers in the US for the line of TAZ 3D printers from Lulzbot owned by Aleph Objects. We have the TAZ 5 and TAZ Mini 3D printers and will soon have the new TAZ 6 printer. LiteWorld also has its own line of enclosures made specifically for the TAZ 5 and other open concept 3D printers. 

The LPE or LiteWorld Protective Enclosures are made with all aluminum frames, plexiglass and have two large access doors. These are 36" wide by 32" high by 30" deep. They are large enough to hold the TAZ 5 and easily have enough room to mount the filament on the side or from the top. These units are $399.00 each plus shipping and handling and are made in the USA. For more information on this product please go to our website at: www.liteworldllc.com or contact Don Musilli at;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.com and you can call us at; 941-999-8200.

We are also in the process of putting the 3D printers into Libraries here in Sarasota County Florida and in other public facilities as well. The use of the new enclosure will ensure that the users ( especially the younger ones ) will be limited into the access of the 3D printer during operation.

Further information can also be obtained by contacting us through the Englewood Incubation Center.

Why 3D Printing Can Save America

Okay. So you keep seeing articles about 3D printing and all the new and wonderful things it can do for a wide variety of industries. Does any of this exciting, innovative technology give you pause to think about its' future economic implications? Maybe not. But one thing should grab your attention. The speed of this inovative process is moving faster than any other technology since the industrial revolution.

EIC has been working with 3D printers for almost 3 years and we see this technology as being one way of getting the US back into making things again...and I mean hard technologies not phone apps or software.

The youth of today, starting with 8 years of age and up, are very competent in working with 3D modeling softwares such as Tinkercad, Minecraft, Sketchup and others. 3D printers require a .stl file to print an object. All of the above software tools allow anyone to create an object and save it as a .stl file. The ability to have an 8 or 9 year old create an object on the computer and then immediately produce that product on a 3D printer. This ability to make it simple to make an object and not just a picture is extremely important and there are no more vocational programs in K-12 schools at this time.

If you Google 3D printing and any industry you will find that all areas of the medical, aerospace, auto, military, fashion, construction and governmental operations are investing heavily in this technology. Advancements in the size, speed and types of materials in which one can print using a 3D printer are increasing on a  DAILY basis.

One of the main advantages of 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing as it is called, is the amount of space and money that is NOT needed to enter this market. You can have a number of printers, computers, scanners and other apparatus in less than 500 square feet. Or in the case of many entrepreneurs, their garage. You can now purchase an FDM, SLA and SLS printer ( Fused Deposition, Resin and Metal ) all combined for less than $20,000.00. If you just want an FDM printer, $2,500.00 will cover it along with some filament.  

EIC is making great strides by working with schools ( elementary through high school and some colleges) to put printers in the hands of students ( especially STEM programs) that can use their higher skill sets with CAD and Solidworks 3D modeling software to create usable, sophisticated objects. In many cases more advanced than many companies. This is the best way to connect the students t the real world and hopefully spark an interest in making something.

For more information on EIC and our programs please contact us at: https://englewoodincubationcenter.org or call us at 317-796-7617.

Contact Details

Englewood Innovation Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 465, Englewood, FL. 34295
Phone:  317-796-7617

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.englewoodinnovationcenter.org

 

To Apply

Learn more about the three incubation models, and submit your preliminary application for the one that best meets your needs.

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