Z-axis Factory – Shared Manufacturing for Artists and Makers

Z-axis Brochure

Invent - Create - Build

Z-axis Factory, Lacuna Lofts Bldg, 2150 S Canalport Ave, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60608.  

Z-axis Factory is located in the Lacuna Artists' Lofts building, nestled in the Pilsenneighborhood of Chicago, a thriving art community. surrounded by unlimited resources for growing every artist's business.

We work every day to reduce the barriers to entry for new entrepreneurs by providing 25,000 s.f. of amazing space, $500k in equipment, and 8 production staff, and a 3,000 s.f. gallery/event space so that new artist and maker businesses can start generating revenue and building their business here.

You bring your passion to imagine, create and innovate your vision - We provide the assets you need to build it here.

Contact Email: 
Space Detail
Available Hours: 
9 am - 10 pm
Total Square Footage: 
Heating/Air Cond
Loading Dock
Wheelchair Accessibility
Floor Types/Surfaces: 
Wood Beam
Floor Dimensions: 
3,000 s.f. in one room, 5,000 sf deck
Maximum Occupancy: 
Ceiling Height: 
Space Detail Other: 

Studio/Office Space:

In units of 225 s.f. to 1500 s.f. at rates as low as $2.50/s.f.

Event Space:

3,000 s.f. of gallery and event space

5,000 s.f. deck with amazing views of the skyline

Incredible space and ambiance

Full Kitchen

Come by for a tour - Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm or by appointment.
call: 888-299-5516 or email: hello@zaxisfactory.com
There is ample parking.  The parking lot is at a charge, bu very reasonably priced.  Monthly rates are available.  There is also free on-street parking on one/north side of the building and some metered spots on the other/south side
Staff/Office Equipment: 
Staff Charges
In-House PC/Macs
CD/DVD Burning
Staff/Office Equipment Other: 

Tech Shop:

3D Scan (Eva Pro and Kinects)

3D Print (Projet 660 and FDM)

Laser Machine

Photography - Fully equipped photo room, green screens, DSLR camera, 4K video, lights, infinite light variation LED for setting scene

Computer Stations - Mac and PC, Gerber pattern maker and digitizer, Solidworks, Full Creative Suite 6

Print Shop:

Dye Sublimation Printing (textiles, metal, wood, ceramic, you name it)

Direct-to-Garment (T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, etc.) Highest quality DTG printing available 

Museum Quality Inkjet Printing - Giclee, textiles, signage, photo prints

Textiles & Fashion:

Cutting tables

Gerber Pattern Making Systems



Cover Stitch

Button Hole Maker

Button Applier

On-Site Partnership with Apparel Industry Board!!!

Jewelry Station

Industrial (6,000 s.f. of amazing):

Wood Shop:

Compressed air at each station


Table Saw

Mitering Chop Saw

Band Saws - horizontal and vertical 

Drill Press

CNC - SmartShop2 with 4-axis and Automatic Tool Changer (yea, it’s cool!)

Metal Shop:

Sheet/Brake/Roll Machine

Drill Press

Horizontal Band Saw

Vertical Band Saw

Pipe Bender

Chop Saw








Sanding Equipment and Stations



Steam Cleaner

13' x 13' Lacquer/Spray Booth

Drying Room

Pricing Info
Pricing Unit: 
Per month
Required Deposit: 
Other Price Information: 

Deposit includes first and last months license for space.  Prices include basic membership to Z-axis Factory which includes kitchen/breakroom, package receiving, wifi, some photo room time, conference room usage for one person per 225 s.f. of licensed space.  Space prices include all utilities (normal usage), wifi and copy/print allotment.


Please call for details and to schedule a tour.  The space is incredible, very open, well lit and inspiring.

Building Info
Liability Insurance?: 
Hold Harmless Clauses?: 
Other Insurance Information: 

You will need to complete a membership agreement which includes a mutual non-disclosure agreement to protect you and our other members.  A waiver of liability is required for use of our space.  You will need to provide your own liability insurance to protect your clients and insurance to protect your items in your space and during your events.


Please call or come by to discuss the details.

Building Policies: 

No smoking anywhere.  No sound recording.

No pets.  We have a manufacturing space, service animals may be allowed for event attendees, but animals will pose a hazard in our space and even service animals will be restricted except in very rare circumstances.  We are trying to balance being full accessible and fully safe.  

Security Policies: 

You will have 24/7 access to your own licensed space and access to Z-axis Factory space during our normal operating hours.  Doors are secured with access codes.  You are not permitted to give out the access codes to anyone.  There is a door buzzer with a company listing.  We will be upgrading to card access in the near future.  Security cameras are in use in the space.  Contact us for full details.