WHAT: Fontana Unified School District will hold a grand opening of its one-of-a-kind Innovation Empire, a creative learning environment equipped with tools and technology to inspire curiosity, experimentation and entrepreneurship for students.

The Innovation Empire two-building complex includes a Makerspace and collaborative space that are designed to serve as a hub for students to get hands-on experience and training in machine and design software, robotics, programming and entrepreneurship.

The Makerspace is stocked with a fleet of state-of-the-art 3D, laser and ultra-violet printers, high-powered industrial drills, water cutters and CNC mills, while the collaborative space serves as a think tank for student groups using project-based learning to spur creativity.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 7
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fontana Unified Innovation Empire
16771 Valley Blvd., Unit A, Fontana
DETAILS: Media in attendance will have a chance to tour the Innovation Empire, see the machinery and learn about their capabilities in the Makerspace in person. A virtual tour of the Innovation Empire is also available here.

The Innovation Empire Makerspace holds a range of 3D printers: a Makerbot Method X, Stratasys F120, Stratasys 490, Stratasys F900 and a Stratasys J850, along with a Roland VersaUV LEF2-300 flatbed printer. It also houses an OmegaSonic Cleaner 4030, Stratasys Baclo Waterjet Cleaner, Universal Ultra R5000 and Universal VLS 6.75 lasers, Artec Space Spider 3D scanner, Benchmill 6100 milling machine, BenchTurn7000 CNC turning center, Formech 508DT Vacuum Former and a ProMax Water Jet.

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