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Vander-Bend (Sheet metal, machining, enclosures)

Hi Factory Tourists,

This time, we're visiting Vander-Bend, a Sunnyvale factory that does sheet metal, machining, and enclosures.  Hope you can join us!

"Vander-Bend Manufacturing provides precision sheetmetal, complex machining, and wire & harness products as well as value added mechanical and electro-mechanical assembly services.  We are a family owned company located in Sunnyvale, CA and have been doing business in Silicon Valley for over 30 years offering prototype through production."

Optima Precision Visit
Given that our last tour had a long wait-list, Jan extends an open invitation to mechanical engineers to visit his machine shop.  To schedule a tour, email him at [masked].

Thanks to Woohing, the hardware development and manufacturing company, for providing refreshments at our last tour.  If you're interested in working with them, email [masked]

Digital Fabrication Stack Exchange 
A stackexchange community devoted to helping folks with prototyping and manufacturing.  To pose or answer a question, visit:

Makers @ the Mint 
A weekend pop-up retail event at this historic Mint in downtown SF on November 23rd & 24th.  The entire mint will be turned into a “Maker Department Store” for the weekend that will be open to the public free of charge and publicized to generate high-volume foot traffic.  For more information, see:

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  • Bob C.


    November 7, 2013

  • Ambar P.

    Fantastic overview of the company, excellent tour, and great questions from the participants. Had a fantastic time.

    November 7, 2013

  • Norman N.

    Great place, fascinating capabilities.

    November 7, 2013

  • Isa

    So sorry to have to drop last minute. One of my daughters is sick so I have to stay home with her.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to go, so I changed my RSVP to 'no'. I hope someone else is able to make it on short notice.

    November 7, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Anyone coming from SF for this and going back right after? I'm happy to offer a ride.

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • Rav C.

      I will take you up on this offer!

      November 6, 2013

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