• Student and advisor using an engraving machine to create a U.N.L.V. Libraries sign
  • Two students working on a 3D printing machine
  • A room filled with computers, chairs, and a robot in the corner.

The Makerspace at Black Fire

Enabling students, startups, and small businesses to turn ideas into reality

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About

A resource of the UNLV Office of Economic Development, the Makerspace at Black Fire Innovation is where members of the UNLV community and clients of the Nevada SBDC come to learn and create to grow their businesses, projects, and organizations.

Clients are able to bring their ideas to life through prototyping, printing, sampling, or other project needs. Makerspace personnel are also available for design consultation sessions or assistance with production if needed.

Come see how far your imagination can take you with the help of The Makerspace at Black Fire.

Services

The Makerspace at Black Fire is home to various equipment and resources catering to marketing and product development projects. Clients are able to receive training and assistance, such as:

Marketing

  • Receive graphic design assistance for logo or printed material design
  • Adobe Creative Suite enables users to edit photos or make brochure designs
  • Use our large format printer to print posters, signs, and banners
  • Create custom branded clothing using our embroidery or heat press machine

Product Development and Prototyping

  • Confidential design consultations available to help refine your designs
  • Design parts or products in 3D with Solidworks or Rhino software
  • 3D print prototypes to check form, fit and function
  • Create flat wood or plastic parts using our laser cutter or CNC router
  • Produce soft-goods using our heavy duty sewing equipment
  • Assemble prototypes with the help of our workspace and library of hand tools
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Nevada SBDC Clients

Additional free business development resources are available to Nevada SBDC clients. Learn more about the Nevada SBDC and sign up today!

Contact Us

8400 W Sunset Rd, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89113
BFMakerspace@unlv.edu

Kyle Basarich

Makerspace Coordinator
kyle.basarich@unlv.edu

Lily Brechan

Graphic Designer
lily.brechan@unlv.edu