Over the past several months and community meetings, discussions regarding discontinuing the Autobay have occurred.
The topics have centered around whats best for that space, and whether the value of a limited capacity Autobay is more beneficial than expanding the Metal and Machine shop.
A decision to expand the Metal and machine shop has been made. This will help allow more users to utilize these under sized spaces. This will also help when the fiber laser comes online, as the plan is to house that next to the current CNC machine.
The plans for the expanded layouts are still being finalized with a group of volunteer’s interested in the expansion. These ideas will be implemented as they are agreed upon, and the expansion will be completed in phases. An important note, the roll up door will still act as a material loading area, and the expansion plans will allow the use of the door as such.
An important factor in this decision was the availability of other more suitable spaces for Auto repairs.
The Austin DIY Shop, https://diyatx.com/ is a great alternative less than 3 miles away.
Effective Monday June 6th 2022, the Autobay will be removed from Skedda and additional metal working slots will be added as available.
TLDR: The Autobay is being replaced by the expansion of the metal working areas.