Membership and Dues Schedule
Membership term begins when you sign up for a membership at https://www.fusemakerspace.org/memberships/. The following terms of agreement begins on the Membership Effective Date and will continue on a recurring basis as described in the Membership and Dues Schedule. All Membership cancellations must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 days prior to the beginning of the final month of membership. The payment processor retains a 3% fee that is non-refundable and will take 3-5 business days for the system to process the refund to your card.
Regular members have access to FUSE during its regular business hours posted at fusemakerspace.org. Business members have access to the space 24/7. Members will be issued a FUSE Membership Card, and are required to scan-in whenever entering the facility.
Termination & Suspension
FUSE Makerspace may immediately terminate the rights granted to members and guests if a member or guest violates any policy and rule outlined in this document or posted. Any fees paid will be forfeited if termination occurs.
In addition to the protocols laid out in the Student Code of Conduct, FUSE members and workshop participants must abide by the following policies:
FUSE Makerspace safety is our primary concern. All members/individuals must adhere to the dress code and personal protective equipment policies.
Gloves cannot be worn in the woodshop.
Members are only allowed to operate the equipment they have taken the Operation and Safety training or Qualification Assessments for that area of the shop.
No individual/member can make or enhance a weapon or functional accessory for a weapon in the Makerspace, including but not limited to knives, axes, explosives, or firearms.
Misuse of equipment can result in loss of access to the Makerspace.
Members/Individuals must treat all other members, staff, and instructors with respect and adhere to the CNM’s Student and Visitor Code of Conduct. If found being disrespectful and not following the code of conduct, you may be asked to leave and can result in the loss of membership.
Members/individuals must only work in the space during the hours of operation unless they are part of a Business Membership.
In addition to the membership fee, some equipment has an associated fee for use. This generally covers consumable items used during the operation of the equipment. All ink, propane, vinyl, 3D printer filament, and similar consumable items must be covered by the user. Pricing for consumables may fluctuate based on current market conditions, ask an operations tech for more information and current pricing.
Any materials ordered by members and delivered to FUSE must be received by the person they were ordered by, during open hours.
Users may only bring in select personal equipment. They may bring in their own hand tools (chisels, handsaws etc.), PPE, small power tools like angle grinders, palm sanders, pneumatic tools, etc. FUSE cannot accommodate the use of personal equipment like welders, table saws, equipment that requires 220v power or higher, and other such large equipment.
Automotive repair is not allowed at FUSE.
All tools must remain in the shop, FUSE does not rent or loan tools
Members/individuals are not allowed to be at the Makerspace or use any equipment if under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and certain medications.
FUSE Makerspace has a zero-tolerance policy.
Fuse Makerspace is committed to providing a safe environment for all members, clients, and guests. Safety requirements for areas of the lab are posted in the lab area. Below are safety policies and procedures to assist in keeping everyone at FUSE safe.
Safety is crucial, if you are unsure of how to safely do something, ask questions. Trained employees are available to assist. Be aware of your environment and those sharing the space. Communication when working with dangerous equipment makes for a safer environment for everyone.
Members are expected to thoroughly clean their work area and equipment used prior to leaving for the day. Members who do not follow these practices may be subject to having their memberships terminated or suspended immediately, as written above. Under no circumstances may members make any alterations to equipment, tables or other FUSE property without permission or supervision of staff.
Dress Code (Applies to both Members and Guests)
The dress code and required safety equipment must be worn.
Safety glasses must be worn on the shop floor.
When using the angle grinder, safety glasses and a face shield must be worn together.
Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times, in all areas.
In areas that involve working open flames and elevated temperatures(welding, plasma table), long-sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended. Clothing should be made from natural fibers or leather.
Snag hazards such as jewelry, wedding rings, hoodie strings, baggie clothes, etc, must be removed, and long hair must be tied back while on the shop floor of FUSE Makerspace.
Gloves are a snag hazard in the woodshop, and on certain equipment in the metal shop. Gloves cannot be worn in the woodshop, and while operating the mill, lathe, belt sander, bench grinders.
Check class listing for mandatory and advisable safety equipment.
Equipment or clothing listed as mandatory must be worn or used while working with that equipment or taking that class.
The equipment listed as advisable is a suggestion but not mandatory.
Some mandatory equipment/clothing may be available for loan or sale.
FUSE Makerspace is not a free storage facility. Projects and materials left in areas not designed for rented storage is considered donated.
Projects and materials may be stored with a tag in a designated project storage area for up to 7 days.
Projects with a blue tag past the 7-day mark must be updated with a staff member or move to an Abandonment tag.
Abandonment of project or material must be removed within 7 days.
Items considered harmful to others may not be stored.
Firearms, gunpowder, primers, weapons, or assembled ammunition must not be stored at FUSE Makerspace.
Limited rental storage is available at varied prices. Projects and materials stored in a rented storage area must be neat and within the confined space assigned to the builder.
Any flammables, explosives, radioactive materials, hazardous wastes or materials, toxic wastes or materials, or other similar substances, petroleum products or derivatives or any substance (collectively "Hazardous Materials") subject to regulation by or under any federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relating to the protection of the environment or the keeping, use or disposition of environmentally hazardous materials, substances, or wastes, presently in effect or hereafter adopted, all amendments to any of them, and all rules and regulations issued pursuant to any of such laws or ordinances (collectively "Environmental Laws") can not be stored in lockers.
Workshop Policy and Student Responsibilities
Before the use of equipment, all members must either attend the required Operations and Safety Workshop for the equipment they wish to utilize or complete a qualification assessment with a FUSE staff member. Members can sign-up for classes at https://www.fusemakerspace.org/workshops/. Workshops are offered on a regularly to ensure members have access to community equipment needed to build their dreams. Additional information about required and recommended safety equipment and clothing are listed in the class description. Members will not be allowed to attend class if their attire is inappropriate. It is the responsibility of the member to ensure they follow all class requirements.
Cancellation, No-Show, Refund, and Tardiness
Email email@example.com or call the FUSE front office (505-224-3873) if you need to cancel your registration or transfer to a different date. Please contact us as soon as possible - our workshops frequently sell out in advance, and the early notification allows us to offer a spot to someone on the waitlist. We will refund your registration fee if you cancel at least 8 hours before the workshop begins. No-shows and cancellations not received at least 8 hours before the training will not be refunded or rescheduled.
Our payment processor retains a 3% fee that is non-refundable, and it will take 3-5 business days for the system to process the refund to your card.
Call the FUSE front office (505-224-3873) if you are running late. Late arrivals disrupt class and impact the experience of other participants. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, let us know, we will work to accommodate you on a case-by-case basis.
Minors in Workshops
Minors 12 through 15 years of age are permitted to attend when under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or designated adult must be enrolled in the workshop alongside of the minor.
Minors 16 through 17 years of age may take all workshops independently, but metal shop, welding, and woodshop programmatic workshops.
Class age requirements are posted on the website.
Minors 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or designated adult at all times and are not allowed to have keys to the space.
Parents/Legal Guardians are responsible for their children and their actions.
Minors under the age of 18 must have a waiver of liability form signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
Minors 16 through 17 years of age may use most designated equipment and areas independently. Woodshop and Metal Shop areas require are restricted from use without the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult or are restricted from use altogether.
The minor and their parent, legal guardian, or designated adult must take and pass the Operations and Safety class or complete a “test out” for all pieces of equipment on which they will be providing supervision to minors.
Parents, legal guardians or designated adult must pay for their seat when in-class supervision is required (exceptions will be made for adults who have previously taken the class).
FUSE is closed on the following National Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and New Year unless otherwise posted.
In the event of inclement weather, such as snow day FUSE is closed if CNM Main Campus is closed. If you have a workshop on this day, a Program Manager will be in touch about rescheduling options.
CNM and CNMI are committed to making classes and programs accessible for members and students. If you require specific accommodations to access FUSE Workshops, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org as far in advance as possible to allow time to collaborate with CNM’s Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services assists students with documented physical, mental, learning, visual, speech, or hearing disabilities to access programs offered through CNM and CNM Ingenuity, including FUSE Makerspace. To receive accommodations, FUSE members and students must provide their FUSE Instructors with CNM Accessibility Services documentation; accommodations are not retroactive and are not arranged prior to receiving documentation from Accessibility Services.
Alcohol and Drug Prevention at CNM and CNM Ingenuity
CNM and CNM Ingenuity prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace or while on duty. Members may not enter the facility impaired nor use banned substances on-site. Violators will have their membership terminated.
Substance and alcohol use are prohibited in all CNM facilities, on all CNM property, and in any CNM-owned vehicle.
Members have access to basic supplies through the retail store within FUSE Makerspace. A list of items for sale is available.
All items must be paid for at the time of purchase. Credit card payment only.
FUSE Makerspace is happy to have guests visit the space. Tours will be given if time and conditions allow. Guests can set-up a time to come back for a tour if one cannot be given the day of the visit. Guests are not allowed to use tools or equipment, except as part of a scheduled class/workshop. Guests must observe all safety requirements and instructions of FUSE Makerspace employees.
Members and workshop participants are not allowed to bring pets into the space during open hours. Exceptions are:
- Animals in crates are allowed on a case-by-case basis. Please ask a staff member for permission before bringing your crated animal into the space.
- Service animals trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability.
Rights of Publicity
Clients/Members grant FUSE Makerspace the right to photograph and record Client/Member and Client/Member’s materials and projects and to use, copy, modify, publish and distribute such photographs and recordings.
Member also hereby releases, discharges, and agrees to hold harmless FUSE Makerspace, CNM Ingenuity, Inc. and Central New Mexico Community College its employees, insurers, affiliated entities and agents from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof.
Rules and policies are subject to change. Changes will be posted through the membership site, fusemakerspace.org and posted in the lab.
By signing below, I acknowledge the receipt of the policy and procedures for FUSE Makerspace. I understand I am responsible for my actions while in the lab or at sponsored events. Any violation may lead to suspension or termination of my membership immediately.
Waiver of Liability & Release
I, in consideration for receiving permission to participate at FUSE Makerspace or a FUSE Makerspace event I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, FUSE Makerspace, CNM Ingenuity Inc. or Central New Mexico Community College, their employees, insurers, affiliated entities, or agents (hereinafter referred to as “RELEASEES”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any of the property belonging to me. Whether caused by the negligence of the Releases, or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.
I am fully aware of the unusual risks involved and hazards connected with activities and materials used in at FUSE Makerspace. I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in the activities within the FUSE Makerspace with full knowledge that said activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage of property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such activity, whether caused by the action, inaction or negligence of the Releasees, or otherwise.
I further hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any claim, loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that they may incur due to my participation in said activities, whether caused by the action, inaction or negligence of the Releasees, or otherwise.
It is my express intent that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named Releasees.
IN SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent (or I am having my parent or legal guardian sign with me); and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.
This Release is governed by New Mexico law. If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Agreement as a whole.
I have read this Waiver of Liability carefully and am signing it voluntarily.