Lab hire

Fab Lab Manchester can be used as an extension of your business, whether it's help with rapid prototyping of industrial products or low cost and on-demand manufacturing. Both purposes empower companies without this resource to develop their business.

Commercial businesses can book Fab Lab Tuesday to Friday for private use of the facilities and to protect IP. View our fees below then contact us to discuss your needs and make your booking.

  Material Technical support Use Price exc VAT
Commercial user Reasonable use 2 Exclusive

£3000 (full day)

£1750 (half day)

Start-up company/SME <250 employees

Reasonable use 2 Exclusive

£2000 (full day)

£1250 (half day)

Individual Reasonable use  









Shared with one other user under non-disclosure agreement

£1000 (full day)

£650 (half day)

£500 (full day)

£350 (half day)



From precision laser cutters to accurate moulding and milling equipment, the Fab Lab contains everything you need to produce accurate 3D models and prototypes of all description. Find out more about out equipment.

In addition to hiring the Fab Lab itself, you can also hire our equipment separately. Please see our rates below.

Laser cutter



£ 25/hr

Shopbot 2D/3D 8'x4' Router

£ 50/hr

Modela 2D/3D Desktop Miller

£ 25 /hr

3D Printer

On request

Electronics Soldering and Test Bench

£ 25 /hr