Hangar6: DIY rapid prototyping

Hangar6, a new program brought to you by FFVC, is the Research Triangle region’s premier prototyping and design assistance space for technology-based companies. Hangar6 enables designing, building and modeling product prototypes using tools, such as 3D scanners, CO2 lasers, metal fiber lasers, CNC mill, 3D printers and more.

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Design. Prototype. Conquer.

Located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Hangar6 offers entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses a local prototyping space to build prototypes on their own schedule. Use our scheduling tool to find the equipment, evolve your designs in real-time, and tap into the expertise of our skilled team for machine training and design help.

We know a thing, or 300 about product development

Hangar6 was created by the First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), North Carolina’s foremost science and technology business incubator. With a focus on High Science-High Impact, in the past 26 years, FFVC has helped launch more than 300 companies with a combined value in excess of $7B.

By adding Hangar6, FFVC is providing access to equipment, workspace and a community of like-minded people and experienced technologists—all the resources you need to get your ideas off the napkin and into the marketplace.

Membership & Support

Hangar6 is a subscription-based program, with options to meet small or large company needs. We offer monthly and yearly memberships and sponsorships with multiple memberships and more for larger enterprises.

Membership Options & Sponsorship Opportunities

FIRST North Carolina and First Flight’s Hangar6 have joined forces to help STEM students prepare for the FIRST Robotics Championship competition. FIRST NC teams will utilize the Hangar6 advanced prototyping facility in RTP to build their robots. View our flyer for more information on our program HANGAR6 Sponsorships.

  • Hangar6 Monthly



    • The Hangar6 Standard Plan requires the first 3 months to be paid ($750) and thereafter monthly payments of $250. The plan provides access to the shop and equipment* booking schedules for use during regular business hours. *The CNC Mill is a highly complex machine and will require additional paid training before access can be given.


  • Hangar6 Annual Membership



    • The Hangar6 Annual Membership provides the same benefits as the Standard Plan but with a hefty yearly discount.  Access to the shop and equipment*  booking schedules for use during regular business hours. * The CNC Mill is a highly complex machine and will require additional paid training before access can be given.

  • Corporate Team Plan



    • Multi-user team plan with a minimum of 3 members
      • Named employee members with individual profile
      • Safety Re-training charge applied when membership is transferred to a new employee. If multiple memberships are transferred, GROUP safety training is $250. (If individuals require individual training, $250 per person.)

      Membership levels in increments of 3 members:

      • 3 members: $6,000   ($1,500 savings vs individual membership)
      • 6 members: $12,000 ($3,000 savings vs individual membership)
      • 9 members: $18,000 ($4,500 savings vs individual membership

      Access to facility 8:00am – 5:00pm 

      On-line booking access to reserve equipment per member

      All safety and equipment training included

      Design advice and troubleshooting included

      Convenient, complimentary parking

      Invitations to all Hangar6 educational sessions

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