Changes to Family Memberships

The QC Co-Lab has decided to simplify our membership offerings.  The goal for this change is to  increase inclusivity and to  better manage  the training  and  access of members  that are currently  using the QC Co-Lab’s family membership option. Effective  September  31st we will be ending our family membership option.  In its place,  we will ...

Website Updates

You may have noticed that the QC Co-Lab website has a number of changes to the top menu and the content that is directly accessible. Below are some of the changes that can be seen on the site! We have added an “Announcements” section to the top menu. This section will contain posts, articles, and ...

Insect Control at the Co-Lab

The Co-Lab has decided to have the building sprayed for insects. This will be a building-wide process that will happen a minimum of once per month for two months. An exact date for the spraying has not yet been set but as soon as it is there will be notice given on the Announcements page ...

Can Return Changes

The Co-Lab has decided to allow all members to return the cans that are located in the lab. This is to lower the number of cans left around the lab at any given time. Please feel free to remove the cans from the lab as long as they are being returned or recycled.

Waste Removal Changes

The Co-Lab has recently switched providers for our dumpster from County Waste to Republic. We went from a 2-yard dumpster to a 4-yard dumpster. The Republic dumpster can be found in the back lot currently but is going to be moved to where the County Waste dumpster used to be located. Additionally, we will be ...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update
The QC-Colab is still working to both keep the membership safe during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as continue to provide services. We are continuing to follow Iowa’s guidelines and are working to keep the lab clean, minimize any grouping of members via social distancing, and asking our members to do their best to follow ...

PPE at the Co-Lab

PPE at the Co-Lab
The Effort. As many of you know from the last post we have been printing and manufacturing as much PPE for front line medical workers as possible these last few weeks. The process has been full of both challenges and rewarding successes. Production Capacity. This effort is continuing and scaling up where possible. We have ...

3D Printing & Giving Back

3D Printing & Giving Back
The QC Co-Lab and its members truly believe in the power of makers and the movement that they have started around the country. The Co-Lab and its members have started a joint effort to print and outfit face shields to be distributed to local hospitals and clinics. During this trying time in the country, it ...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update
The QC-Colab is taking steps to both keep the membership safe during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as continue to provide services for our existing membership. Following Governor Reynolds’ advice, we are working to keep the lab clean, minimize any grouping of members, in any capacity, and limit the amount of outside traffic into the ...

Conception to Creation

Conception to Creation
At the Co-Lab often times we find ways to utilize our machines in strange and amazing ways. We are makers so modifying and inventing is in our DNA; However, we also know that we are working against the clock when an idea pops into our head. It is only a matter of time before the ...