What is the Microfactory?

A microfactory is a place where your ideas can grow into real products. Through the use of advanced manufacturing techniques and rapid prototyping tools, products can be made on a very small scale up to the thousands. This enables products to quickly move from concept to creation to showroom floor.

The FirstBuild Microfactory is divided into four sections: an interactive space for brainstorming and product demonstration, a lab for prototyping, a shop to fabricate components, and a build floor where products are assembled.

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How to Gain Access

The Microfactory at FirstBuild is open to the public, but some areas and machines require some training and expertise.

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FirstBuild Location & Hours

333 East Brandeis
Louisville, KY 40208
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Brainstorm (Microfactory)View our amenities


Prototype (Microfactory)See the machines


Fabricate (Microfactory)See the machines


Assemble (Microfactory)
Put it together