Fab Lab operates a commercial service Tuesday – Friday, giving individuals and businesses options on how they access our machines. All makers that use our lab commercially are safe in the knowledge that their contribution is fed back into Fab Lab to help support our open access to the public on a Saturday.
Machine use by the hour
If you have your designs and you know how to operate our machines, you can rent the kit by the hour, giving you full access to the machine to create your commercial designs. Just bring in your designs, load up your files, send to the machine and starting making.
Standard rate is £30 per hour but we have monthly passes and block booking discounts available should you know you have a bigger job to complete
Training & Mentoring
If you’re new to our machines but want to learn who they could benefit your designs, we’re able to offer 1-2-1 training across all of our kit. We’ll take you step by step through the design software that drives it to trouble shooting on the machine. This is a great way to get to grips with the tech and test feasibility of a design if you’re thinking of starting a making business.
Fab Lab also offers bespoke full day training courses to business around design, innovation and problem solving. These sessions are tailored to meet the needs of a business but all include using the machinery we have available. We deliver these sessions both in the lab or off site and they are a great alternative to your standard team building sessions.
If you’ve got the idea but not the precious time to create it, Fab Lab can offer an end to end manufacturing service where we take your design and create it for you. We’ll quote for the work based on the machine and staff time required and the materials used. We’re competitively priced but with the added benefit of giving you the opportunity to support our free open days which give members of the public the chance to access digital manufacturing kit.
To find out more information or to submit a quote request, upload your file and one of the team will be in touch with you to discuss this further.