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Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

In a sprawling workshop near Stanley Black & Decker’s Towson campus, employees are being invited to try out a vast array of hand tools, power tools and equipment used for welding, 3-D printing and other jobs.

The company’s new makerspace is available to all its employees, whether they work in product development or not. All they need is an idea or a desire to learn how to make something.

“It takes some exclusive equipment that you maybe otherwise would never have access to and gives it to anyone,” said Audrey Van de Castle, Stanley’s Makerspace shop manager. “The possibilities that can come from it are so endless. That’s what’s great about the maker movement is that anyone...

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