Fe Man here, with a fist full of updates!
WE MADE THE NEWS
We made the front page of the local paper this month! It feels great to be recognized by the community.
Unfortunately they didn’t get a chance to interview me. I got caught up saving the world again. But our ladies and gentlemen in red were able to share with reporters the great epic that is Fe.
The idea of Factory eNova was inspired by a tech shop in Northern California that sells memberships for using different kinds of industrial machines.
“We are inventors and entrepreneurs, and all we need is the right equipment,” said Lieu, who is also a product engineer at Data Aire Inc. Inyang, also an employee at Data Aire as a product development manager, met Lieu a few years ago at the company.
After sharing their product ideas, Inyang and Lieu decided to learn how to make their ideas come to life by taking some courses at the tech shop up north. The shop then gave the two mechanical engineering graduates the idea to open up a shop of their own in Southern California, focusing on laser machines.
“We really want to help people. We hate it when we don’t have the right equipment to create things, even as engineers,” Lieu said. “When I was in college, I had wished that I had a laser cutter of my own.”
Inyang said he hopes to collaborate with local colleges by offering the studio to students. But their ultimate goal is to open up a Factory eNova in every major city. For now, both owners still have their day job and go to the studio after work, helping members to learn and create.
If you want to read the full article, check it out on OC Register.
FAIRES AND FESTIVALS
You might have seen us lately at different events around the Orange County area. We had a blast at OC Mini Maker Faire last weekend. To be honest it didn’t seem that “mini.” It felt like we were meeting new curious minds nonstop.
We want to come out of our headquarters more often to meet you all. If there are any other events in the Orange County area, feel free to share it with us!
Who doesn’t want to shoot lasers?
We now have a workshop series entitled “Factory eXperience” for anyone that wants to get better acquainted with the laser cutting and laser engraving process. You don’t need to be a member to take part in the eXperience.
Our first workshop was on laser engraving wine glasses. We had snacks and refreshments as well as wine related trivia games. Out guests were able to engrave a pair of wine glasses and take them home.
I hope to see you all soon! Fe Man OUT!