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NextFab’s Contract Services team is based out of our 2025 Washington Ave location in Philadelphia. Our hours are Monday through Friday 10am-6pm. We will make every effort to respond to your inquiry within two business days.
We can still find someone to help you out, even if we don’t take on the job ourselves! We have plenty of members eager to take on projects using our online Jobs Board. You can also become a member and learn how to create your project yourself.
The Jobs Board allows you to work directly with NextFab members whereas hiring our Contract Services team lets you work with our team of skilled staff.
If you’re looking to work with a local artist, designer, or fabricator, the Jobs Board is the place for you. If your project doesn’t fit into one of the categories in our Contract Inquiry form or meet our minimum budgets it could be a good candidate. Our members collectively have a different set of skills and expertise than our staff and they can often take on projects that we can’t.
Our Contract Services team loves a good challenge, so we’re usually looking for projects that are advanced, large scale, or boutique design/production. Check out our portfolio of case studies for a sample of our latest work to see if your idea aligns, and then get a quote here.
We typically do not take on projects where the idea is not clearly defined enough, nor do we do mass production jobs.
Anyone can submit a Contract Inquiry or post a project on the Jobs Board.
NextFab members can view the posted project on the Jobs Board. The ability to contact clients through the Jobs Board is not available to Pilot or Community level members.
None. NextFab is only providing the venue for you to connect with one of our talented members. The member you hire is solely responsible for the result of the project.
You will receive an email to the address that you supply when your job is posted. Your name and email address are not visible until you reply to an email sent by the member.
Members are able to provide links to their portfolio or website and describe how they plan to complete your project to help you assess their ability. You may also follow up with requests for more information as you see fit.
Members will only see the information that you supply about the project (title, description, attachments, budget, schedule). Your name and email address are not visible until you reply to an email sent by a member.
Projects are automatically deleted 14 days after they are posted. We do this because we don’t want members spending time to contact clients who are already working with someone or are no longer interested in having the project completed. You are always welcome to post the project again.
You may want to consider resubmitting the project with adjusted budget or schedule. Those are important variables that members will consider when assessing the project. It’s also possible that NextFab doesn’t have the right equipment to complete your project. Feel free to book a quick consult call with NextFab’s Contract Services team to discuss whether this may be the case. Please note that projects are automatically deleted 14 days after they are posted. We do this because we don’t want members spending time to contact clients who are already working with someone or are no longer interested in having the project completed.
You will have the opportunity to choose which person is the best fit for your project.
That’s something that you and the person you hire will need to establish. A deposit is typically requested to cover material costs at a minimum.
That’s up to the person you choose to hire. NextFab does allow members to bring guests into our facilities. Visitors are not permitted to operate equipment.