Sometimes, you have an idea for a piece but you don’t know where to start or how to make it actually happen.
Today, Paris-Pas-Cher is giving you affordable addresses to several fab labs across Paris where you can use high tech machines and even receive training.
Want to make a giant lizard person out of wood and vinyl to finally give a face to the voices in your head? Check out the places below! We’ve included a short description of our favorite fab labs in Paris.
12 Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute
3D printers, CNC milling machines, laser cutting machines, wood workshop, textile printers, coworking space etc.. 20% discount on inductions and 10% discount on hourly rates to students, so don’t forget to bring your PCA ID card.
59A Boulevard Macdonald
Milling machines, 3D printers, 3D scanners, knitting machines, heat presses, and other machinery for free! Just go through their induction sessions, fill out a form and you’re a member! 30€ a year to use the laser cutting machine and vinyl printer – for unlimited use!
15bis Rue Léon Giraud
3D printers, vinyl cutting machines, laser cutting machines, and milling machines. Prices range between 10 – 200€, depending on the machine and level of supervision. No need for a monthly or yearly membership: pay per use!
78 Rue Compans
VOLUMES is both a coworking space, a fab lab, and a food lab. You can use their milling machines, laser cutting machines, and 3D printers if you pay an hourly rate and you can get a number of inductions. You can also become a member and get discounts.
15 Rue Fénelon
You can obviously take advantage of the facilities on PCA campus. In the 3D lab you can work with wood, ceramics, metal, and there’s a digital photo lab and dark room at PCA as well.
SpoonFlower is a fabric shop that does custom prints in Durham, North Carolina but they ship overseas. It’s a really affordable way to print on fabric, and you can even ask for sample prints.
Here’s an interactive map of all the fab labs in Paris, don’t hesitate to save it to your phone so you always know where to go for your next project!