Get access to the makerspace and all of its tools and equipment

Join our creative community

Phoenix Forge members are students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, artists and artisans from across the valley. As a member, you can reserve machine and work shop time, take classes at member rates, and use all the amenities of the makerspace during our hours of operation.

Signing up for one of our monthly memberships can be done easily online, and you can usually start making things in your area of interest within just a few days.

Becoming a member

1. Select a membership that fits

Membership is available at no cost for students, staff, and faculty of the Maricopa Community College District and Arizona State University. We also offer memberships for the public for a monthly fee.

2. Attend General Member Orientation

Every member must attend our General Orientation class, which occur weekly on Mondays at 3pm and 6pm. If you are unable to attend at that time due to your class or work schedule, please contact us.

3. Get access to the work area of your choice

Each of our work areas has an orientation or introductory class that is required for using its tools and equipment. See our Tools and Equipment page for more information, then check out our latest class calendar to find a time and date that works for you.

4. Start making!

You can now reserve machine or work bench time in the areas you completed orientation. We encourage everyone to take as many orientations as they can to get the most out of the makerspace.

Students & Faculty



Membership is free as a benefit for students, staff, and faculty of the Maricopa Community College District and Arizona State University. 

All MCCCD members must use their MCCCD email for sign up. Once registered, an eligibility status verification email will be sent periodically.

General Membership



Membership is open to everyone 18 years and older. We offer military and senior discounts, as well as an annual membership discount if you pay for your year upfront. 

Business Membership



This is intended for small businesses and allows for multiple people on one membership. 

FABRIC Partnership

Phoenix Forge is proud to partner with FABRIC, the Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center. FABRIC is a non-profit fashion incubator, business accelerator, design studio, academy, and manufacturer that is sustainably disrupting, redefining, and reshoring the fashion industry for the modern apparel entrepreneur.

Members of Phoenix Forge have access to FABRIC’s Apparel Entrepreneur Roadmap for a discounted price of $50/mo. Learn more about FABRIC’s Apparel Entrepreneur Roadmap here

Membership FAQ

Phoenix Forge welcomes guests age 14 and up. All guests must sign a liability waiver at the member services desk  and aren’t allowed to use tools or equipment. Guests are only allowed in the main Makerspace area and not allowed in the Wood or Metal working areas. Any guest or member  under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or instructor, if part of a class, at all times.

Monthly and machine-specific hours are tracked for reservable time only, are managed through our reservation system. Your membership includes use packages for each piece of reservable equipment that you may have access to.  Your renewal date is the date that your membership began. For example, If you started your membership on March 1st,  your packages will renew on the 1st of the month. If you started your membership on March 13th, they will renew on the 13th of every month. After the hours available as part of your membership are used up, you will be prompted to purchase additional packages to add equipment reservation time to your account. 

At this time, we don’t offer day passes, or one-off access to our equipment without a membership or orientation. Most new members can begin using our equipment within a few days of signing up.