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Open for Business


12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Closed Sundays

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Open for Business


12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Closed Sundays

We’re a whole new kind of makerspace!

Metrix exists to encourage creative ventures at a grassroots level and support curious minds, entrepreneurs, local businesses, and small batch manufacturing. It is our hope that by offering experience, equipment, and expertise in “making” across the fields of art/design/technology we can help to minimize the intimidation that comes with starting a project, realizing a product, learning new tools and programs, or pursuing DIY solutions to everyday problems.

There’s no shortage of history here,

and we’re certainly proud of it. After seven amazing years in the business of making, we’ve learned a thing or two about sustainability.

As of October 2016, we are focusing our resources on design, fabrication, consultation, and workshops. We are no longer offering an open lab work space, and we do not provide tools for rental/check-out or in-store use. Consultations are by appointment only, and walk-in customers can stop in any time during normal business hours to pick up/drop off projects and materials (and check out our various curiosities for retail).

To friends of our shop, both old and new, we are so thankful for all the collaborative spirits and boundless curiosity that keeps this shop alive. We hope you will join us in our enthusiasm for this new phase and we appreciate your continued support. Change is difficult, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused regarding our previous business model. Remember, as a patron of a small business, that your words are a million times as effective on such a small scale. Our shop is our livelihood and, more importantly, our passion. That being said, we appreciate all feedback given in good will and we are continuing to grow and improve every day!

 

The only reason you haven’t been here is because you didn’t know about it.
— http://www.yelp.com/biz/metrix-create-space-seattle
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Machines


Employee-Run Bots for Building

Machines


Employee-Run Bots for Building

CNC Router/Custom Linux CNC (10ft by 5ft bed [4ft by 8ft sheet maximum] and no tool-changer)
CubePro Trio 3D Printer
Formlabs Form 1 SLA 3D Printer
HP Designjet 800ps 
(42in roll)
LPKF ProtoLaser S (A4 work area)
MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer (.3mm nozzle diameter)
Paragon Caldera Ceramics Kiln
Redsail M500R Mini Laser Engraving Machine 
(279.4mm by 431.8mm bed)
Redsail X1390 Laser Engraving Machine (762mm by 1016mm bed)
VinylExpress R Series II
Zevatech PlaceMat 560 Pick-And-Place Machine (0.65mm pitch and 0603 passive)

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Pricing


Our Rates Include Labor Costs

Pricing


Our Rates Include Labor Costs

RATES

Laser Cutting/Etching/Engraving $3.80/Minute + Material(s)¹
3D Printing $0.50/Minute²
Large Format Printing $14.00/Linear Foot
Vinyl Cutting $0.25/Square Inch
CNC Milling:

  • Set-Up and CAM $50.00/Hour
  • CNC Drilling and Routing $5/Minute + Materials

PCB Manufacturing See PCB Manufacturing Rates

membership

Basic Membership $50/Month
Benefits:

  • Laser Cutting/Etching/Engraving: $2.50/Minute
  • PCB Manufacturing: No Laser Minimum!
  • Workshops: 15% Discount

 

Full Membership $100/Month
Benefits:

  • Laser Cutting/Etching/Engraving: $2.00/Minute
  • CNC Milling:  $4.00/Minute + Setup Fee
  • 3D Printing: $0.40/Minute
  • PCB Manufacturing: No Laser Minimum!
  • Workshops: 20% Discount

¹ 2-Minute Minimum, .50/Minute Fume Mitigation Fee may apply (for acrylic/leather/other odorous materials)
² 30-Minute Minimum

Corporate plans are also available.
All rates are subject to change. Estimates provided will reflect current rates.

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Inspiration


Inspiration


what do customers use our machines for?

Weddings
Gifts
Personalization
Cards and Stationary
Prototyping
Art Installations
Home Decor
School Projects
Custom Parts
Custom Game Sets
Cosplay
Jewelry
Architectural Models
Biomedical Research

. . . And almost anything else you can think of!

Where do customers get their materials?

Vetco
Online Metals
TAP Plastics
Seattle Stained Glass
MacPherson Leather Company
Seattle Fabrics
Compton Lumber Company
Crosscut Hardwoods
Daniel Smith

Hardwick’s Hardware

HOW DO CUSTOMERS KICKSTART their BRAINSTORMING?

Thingiverse
Lynda
Instructables
Hackaday
Makezine
AdobeTV
The Noun Project