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  • 23.03.2016
  • Loftwork.inc

Coworking space "FabCafe MTRL" grand opening on April 1st

Loftwork Inc. will hold the grand opening of "FabCafe MTRL" on the second floor of FabCafe Tokyo on April 1st.
FabCafe MTRL (FabCafe Material) will be a membership-based coworking space where members can engage in such ventures as intensive manufacturing, mid to long length projects, and more. Since its pre-opening in December 2015, it has held over 40 creative events and been used by over 1000 people.

With the same focus on "material" as "MTRL KYOTO (Material Kyoto)", opened in Kyoto on December 7th, 2015, FabCafe MTRL will expand and develop a cooperative service with FabCafe Toyko, situated in the same building on the first floor.

- April 1st, 2016 (Friday) grand opening
- Business hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-22:00, closed weekends and national holidays.
- URL:http://mtrl.net/shibuya/en/
- Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/fabcafemtrl/

Facilities
Number of seats: approximately 50 (during events the maximum standing capacity is 100 people, and maximum seating capacity is around 50 people)

Power outlets, Wifi, a large screen display, a large printer (fee applies), hand tools, and digital fabrication tools (3d printer, laser cutter, UV printer) are all available at FabCafe.

Installation Materials
HVC-C (human recognition sensor), CHIRIMEN (FirefoxOS microcomputer board), LittleBits, AgIC, Masking Color, Lego® Education WeDo 2.0, TECHTILE toolkit, YKK fastners, Olympus Air A01, kyoukumihimo (plaited cords), laminating press board, and more.

Usage Fees
Drop-in fee
- One day ¥2000
Monthly fees
- One month ¥20,000

Please pay in advance at the FabCafe Tokyo cash register before using the facilities.
We offer a discount of 40% off food and drink in the FabCafe and 20% off Fab machine usage fees, such as usage of the laser cutter, for individuals using the FabCafe MTRL space.


"I have been coming to FabCafe for a while, but I wish to concentrate on making more of an effort in manufacturing."
"Working on a two-month long project, I need to be able to make a base prototype, which will require frequent use of a 3D printer and laser cutter."

In order to establish FabCafe's vision of an "open manufacturing community" even further, and as a space to facilitate professional manufacturing, FabCafe can be used by wide range of individuals and for various purposes, from creators to entrepreneurs, and even business projects.
At FabCafe MTRL, we hold a whole host of events, from cutting-edge technology workshops to design-related discussion meetings.

What exactly is MTRL (material)?

MTRL is a coworking space combining unique "materials" with permanent digital fabrication machine installations such as 3D printers and laser cutters. It was opened in December 2015, one site in Gojo, Kyoto, and two sites in Shibuya, Tokyo.
MTRL is a space where materials, modern technology, and contemporary creativity come together, it is a space with the aim of giving birth to a new tide of collaboration between creators, academics, and businesses.

About Loftwork Inc.

Company Profile

  • Company Name:Loftwork Inc.
  • Location:Dogenzaka Pia 9F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
  • Establishment:February 17th, 2000
  • Capital:¥ 26,875,000
  • Representative:co-founder and CEO Mitsuhiro Suwa
  • Business Outline:Web site-building, Digital content development, Picture production
  • Contact:Phone:+81-3-5459-5123 FAX:+81-3-5489-6667

Contact Information

  • Loftwork Inc. Public Relations
  • Contact time 10:00~18:00  (except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
  • Phone:+81-3-5459-5123
  • info@loftwork.com