“The critical equipment provided by MIDAS… allowed a prototype to be built, tested and refined for approximately 10% of the cost of building the actual equipment …”


Thank you for your interest in a Commercial Membership at MIDAS Fab Lab.

Our membership services are open to regional companies, including start-ups, with a focus on supporting prototype and product commercialization. MIDAS is not for high volume production runs – our equipment is focused on fast-iteration short-run and prototype products.

We pride ourselves on offering the modern technology tools you cannot access anywhere else in the region – we’re here to help your business grow and innovate! With over $430,000 of the best digital fabrication equipment, our industry leading expertise gives you peace of mind.

Win – Win – Win

  • Embrace new technology – get ahead of your competition
  • Get customized training
  • Prototype development at any stage
  • Bring your product to market faster!

Commercial Membership Benefits Include

    • Time to Prototype – coordinate your schedule with MIDAS and utilize the space on the days and times suited to your needs – at every stage of your business growth.
    • Prototype consulting – from customized training to side-by-side prototype development to contracted fabrication services.
    • Space to Expand – starting or expanding your business is expensive. Scale without scaling by using our 6500 sqft facility to expand without increasing your footprint.
    • Learning Centre – Need a space for design work, team meetings or events? Utilize our 1000 sqft Learning Centre setup with fibre broadband internet and Windows 10 workstations. Our computers are fully loaded with modern 2d and 3d design, engineering and CNC software packages for use by your company.
    • High speed “Fibre Broadband” – wireless internet access throughout our facility ensures you are connected globally to your clients and audience.

Commercial Membership Rates

MIDAS commercial memberships provide a low-cost / high-return investment strategy to increase your businesses bottom line.

Multi-month memberships are non-refundable. Buy online:

Need to grow? No Problem!

Access to new technologies is just the beginning of our competitive advantage. Commercial Memberships can be pro-rated to suit your growing team. The yearly membership fee can be scaled for any stage of business growth. We charge $1200 per year per employee, with a minimum of 4 employees on a year term. Need flexibility or special payment terms? We can provide flexibility to swap active team members on regular intervals and adjust to handle your business’ evolution from 1-100 employees.

Training Budgets to Suit Your Business

Customized training shouldn’t be a hassle or break the bank. Instruction in 2d or 3d design software, equipment use and safety for our MIT-Certified Fab Lab will give your business the edge it needs. Whether you need one-off training for single employees, group training on new subjects or professional development, we can help.

  • See our public training calendar for easy to digest technology training classes. All commercial members must be certified through our Safety and Operation Certification course prior to equipment use at MIDAS.

Fabrication Services

No time to wait for training or assistance with your prototype? MIDAS offers “Maker For Hire” services to help you get started fast! Let us create your prototype, learn or we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. Your prototyping needs will be met at MIDAS by highly skilled contractors to make your idea reality quickly for $150/hour.

Invest in MIDAS

MIDAS is looking for opportunities to partner further with our Commercial Members. Partners that require specialty equipment or new technologies can lean on equipment sharing structure to increase their abilities. Consider an investment in MIDAS by donating or co-purchasing equipment that can be utilized under the MIDAS Fab Lab model.

Example: Company A needs to purchase virtual reality hardware to expand their engineering business into new commercial markets. Investment into a MIDAS Commercial Membership is identified as a requirement, but hardware is a steep cost that may be out of reach. MIDAS can help this company by leveraging the investment into new technologies across multiple organizations. Our growing network of clients need similar hardware and can share the cost of “group buying” and “shared-use” of equipment through MIDAS. Growing your infrastructure doesn’t have to happen alone, bring us your wishlist and business needs so we can identify potential opportunities. Leverage our regional investment strategy to make the MIDAS Fab Lab model work for your company.