The Manufactory

The Manufactory is a 17,000 sq. ft. membership workshop in Northern Cincinnati that offers tools, equipment, office space, and educational sessions to turn your ideas into reality.

The workshop can be used by makers, artisans, engineers, inventors, prototype builders, crafters, stage & prop builders, do it yourselfers, restorers, entrepreneurs, and repair technicians

The Manufactory logo with "Where Your Ideas Take Shape" tagline

Whether your goals are serious, or just for fun, there are many like-minded people that you will want to meet. You can become a member for a small daily, monthly, or yearly fee; although they do offer some programs for members and non-members alike!

As Cincinnati’s only fully equipped makerspace, they offer a vast array of equipment and tools. Learning new skills to gain confidence is an important part of the making experience. Their extensive educational program has classes designed to teach everyone how to safely operate all of our equipment.

Is The Manufactory a makerspace, hackerspace, Techshop or Fablab?

Spaces like ours are a relatively new phenomenon, so the terminology is not well-defined. Generally, hackerspaces are small spaces centered on computers and electronics. Some hackerspaces may have other hardware for small making projects but lack the full array of equipment offered by makerspaces like The Manufactory.

Other terms that are commonly used are Techshop or Fablab. These are both trademarked names use by spaces in other parts of the US. We operate most similarly to Techshop, offering much of the same equipment and a similar member experience

If you are a UC student who likes to create, you can become a member or take educational classes at The Manufactory. The Manufactory allows anyone to learn new skills to create anything as Cincinnati’s only fully equipped makerspace. Full-time students can receive a discount for yearly/monthly memberships.

Contact The Manufactory

12055 Mosteller Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Phone: 513-771-3605
Fax: 513-771-3607