MakeWorks Launches 'Prototyping Studio' to Meet Demand for Unique and Innovative Gifts Ahead of Holidays

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian businesses spend over two billion dollars a year on branded gifts, with most of the items falling into traditional categories like gift cards and chocolates. Innovative companies looking to buck this trend are turning to the maker movement for something different. With the pressure to delight customers, clients, or even employees this holiday season, MakeWorks is launching a new prototyping venture at just the right time.

MakeWorks Prototyping is a prototyping business serving startups and business around the city, bringing their ideas to form. Using an onsite laser cutter, CNC mill, 3D printer, and 3D modeling software, MWP specializes in using modern tools and techniques to help businesses stand out from the competition. They offer design support, prototype and product creation, and customization for marketing materials.

MakeWorks Prototyping is a branch of the Toronto startup MakeWorks, which began as a makerspace and later transitioned to a full time cowork. Wanting to maximize the equipment they had on-site, a full-service prototyping business felt like a natural fit. During a beta phase of the business, MWP has already worked with several Toronto companies, such as Ecobee, Future Food Studios, and TeaBot.

Irwin Adam Eydelnant of Future Food Studios had this to say about the new prototyping venture:
"Makeworks has been great to work with - always ready to take on fresh challenges for our fabrication needs and willing to go the extra mile when needed. Highly recommended for all type of prototyping projects."

From laser-engraved leather notebooks to laser etched wooden business cards, MWP's catalogue of work proves that even unassuming materials can be transformed to create something extraordinary. Their laser-cut 3D signage has proved particularly popular; these works can currently be seen in office entrances, tradeshow booths, and even as interior design elements inside the homes of Toronto's creative types.

Interested in having a custom client gift or entrance sign made in time for your holiday party? Contact MakeWorks morgan@makeworks.com or check them out online www.makeworksprototyping.com.

SOURCE MakeWorks

Image with caption: "Protoyping Studio in Action (seen here laser cutter, cnc mill) (CNW Group/MakeWorks)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161130_C6997_PHOTO_EN_826827.jpg

Image with caption: "MakeWorks Prototyping (CNW Group/MakeWorks)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161130_C6997_PHOTO_EN_826829.jpg

For further information: MakeWorks, morgan@makeworks.com or check them out online www.makeworksprototyping.com.

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