Bi-Link is preparing to launch its second location of The Hardware Store™ in San Diego, California on July 21, 2015, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
The Hardware Store™ by Bi-Link is an open atmosphere developed outside Bi-Link’s headquarters. It’s a technology-driven space for engineers made by engineers, with all the tools and resources necessary to push the boundaries on design projects.
The first Hardware Store™ premiered last November at the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, North Carolina and received a positive response from the community. Following the premiere, Jacob Newbauer, Community Manager of the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., stated, “They [Bi-Link] recognize the plethora of R&D companies we have here and how they need a third space to be more than a coffee shop – they need tools and gadgets and a place specifically designed for the engineering mind.”
A unique feature of The Hardware Store™ is the Midnight Lunch™ Lab. In collaboration with Sarah Miller Caldicott, great-grandniece of Thomas Edison and author of the book Midnight Lunch, the Midnight Lunch™ Lab is designed to ignite innovation like Edison. Caldicott is involved with the San Diego launch and will be present opening day.
Also making an appearance is MakingChips, a manufacturing podcast that recently hit over 10,000 downloads. Hosts Jim Carr of CARR Machine & Tool and Jason Zenger of ZENGERS Industrial Supply will be recording live and interviewing attendees.
Bi-Link chose San Diego as a second location due to its high demand for engineer support and its development as a hub for technology companies, in a wide range of industries. Tim Higby, Bi-Link’s California Technical Liaison, states, “San Diego, one of America’s finest cities with all its diversity and rich history, provides the perfect backdrop for engineers and entrepreneurs to collaborate freely.”
Bi-Link is an ISO 13485-certified global manufacturing company founded in 1961 offering a full-range of capabilities including open innovation, prototyping, injection molding, metal stamping, and assembly services. Bi-link serves the healthcare and medical device industry and collaborates with engineering teams to solve complex design challenges from the early “what if” stage through full-scale manufacturing. Learn more at http://www.bi-link.com/