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MEMBERSHIP

Hobbyist

1pm~9pm /
Wednesday-Sunday

Access to FabLab

 

Include 60 minutes of

Laser Cutter

 or Large CNC

machine time PER DAY.

(A machine usage fee of $1/minute applies when you go over your daily limit )*

Include one Small Locker
or one storage tote.

Minimum commitment:

1 full month** 

$140 / Month

+Tax

Full-Time

7am~11pm / 7 Days a Week

Access to FabLab

 

Include 3 hours of

Laser Cutter

& 3 hours of Large CNC

 machine time PER DAY.

(A machine usage fee of $1/minute applies when you go over your daily limit )*

Include one Personal Storage Cart.

Minimum commitment:

1 full month**

 

$250 / Month

+Tax

24/7

24/7 Access to FabLab
 

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Include 5 hours of

Laser Cutter

& 5 hours of Large CNC

machine time PER DAY.

(A machine usage fee of $1/minute applies when you go over your daily limit )*

Include one 2ft x 4ft x 2.5ft
(W x D x H) storage space

& one Personal Storage Cart.

(Please ask us about the requirements)

 

$400 / Month

+Tax

Drop-In 

 Available during our public open hours:

1pm~9pm / Wednesday-Sunday

A standard machine usage fee applies for Laser Cutting and Large CNC machining.
($1/ minute)*

(If it is your first time visiting the space, please email or call us to book a time for safety training.)

$50 / Day
+Tax

*Machine usage fee ($1/minute ) applies to the large Laser Cutter and the largest CNC Machine only.
*All other tools and 
machines are free for members to use. Include a medium CNC, a small CNC.

**Members can switch membership tier at the beginning of every month.

***There might be a workshop happens in the front area during open hours.

Ask us about group discount for company!

Book a Free Tour using this link!

  • How do I become a members?
    Please book a tour using the following link: https://calendly.com/fablabvan/free-tour-of-fablab-vancouver We will give you a tour of the space, and walk you through the sign up process.
  • Can I bring guests?
    Yes, but only as an occasional helper when you need her/him. If the guest is not working on the same thing/part as the member, she/he will be considered a drop-in member. The associate charge will billed to the member who brought her/him in. Guest rules: -The guest must sign the waiver before they enter. -The guest must always be accompanied by the member who brings her/him in. -The guest cannot operate machines/equipment/tools. -Any damage to the space/equipment/personal property/people caused by the guest is the responsibility of the member who brings them in.
  • What's "machine usage fee"? Are there extra charges?"
    Most machines and tools are free for members to use on a first come first serve basis. The only exceptions are Laser Cutter and Large CNC. Monthly members have a free daily machine time quota depending on their membership tier. When members go over their free daily quota, we charge $1 per minute (*tax not included) for using Large Laser Cutter (Trotec Laser Cutter) and Large CNC (ShopBot CNC Router) on top of their membership fee. The usage timer only starts calculating when you start running the machine, so members can take their time on the design/control software/setup process. (We also have the design/control software set up on spare computers, so feel free to perfect your files before jumping onto the machine station.) We have two smaller CNC that are free to use for members and drop-ins.
  • What's the cancellation policy?
    Cancelation must be made 3 days before the first day of the next month to avoid being charged for another month.
  • Do you do drop-in?
    Yes we do! Please refer to the membership information above. (If it's your first time doing drop-in, please contact us to book a safety orientation before you come.)
  • What does "Open Hours" mean?"
    Our open hours work a bit differently than normal business. During open hours, the door will be unlocked, and the general public can walk in the space for a quick tour. We will also have staff members at the reception dealing with membership-related stuff, and selling some consumables during that time. For "Drop-In" and "Hobbyist" members, this is their time to use the space. For "Full-Time" and "24/7" members, they will be able to unlock the door with their membership card outside the open hours to access the space. (During their accessing time.)
  • Current Hackspace or VanCoLab member.
    Ask us about the special discount for current members of those spaces!
  • Is there a minimum commitment for monthly memberships?
    The minimum commitment for monthly memberships is 1 full month. (From the 1st day of the month to the last.) If you join mid-month, the first month will be pro rata.
  • Do I need any training to use machines?
    Yes! And training is included in the membership! You will be able to book one-on-one training as a member. Training is included in all membership tiers at no extra cost. (Drop-in includes one machine training per day of drop-in.)
  • Do I need to book to use the machines?
    No, as long as the machine is free, you can jump on it right away. (For Laser Cutter and Large CNC, please check the terminal to see if there is any upcoming booking.) We do have a booking system for Laser Cutter and Large CNC for members who are tight on their schedule. The booking fee is $6/hour.
  • Company discount?
    We have group discounts for companies and also discounts on drop-ins for companies that want to let their employee use the space as an employee benefit. For group discounts, there is a minimum commitment of three months and must give a cancelation notice at least one month before canceling the membership. For more information, please reach out to use via email: info@fablabvan.ca

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