3D printers deposit layers of molten plastic to form solid objects with the same precision as other computer controlled machines. These machines excel at creating scaled down miniatures, custom parts and components for a variety of projects. The Makerspace currently features:
- Two Creality CR-10S Pro with a 300mm x 300mm x 400mm print volume
- Prusa i3 MK3S with a 210mm x 210mm x 250mm print volume
- Three Flashforge Creator Pro with a 227mm x 148mm x 150mm print volume, and dual material extruders.
All of which are capable of printing with PLA, ABS, TPU (a highly flexible material), and a variety of non-standard filaments. The space also includes a Stone Flower Clay Extruder add-on for ceramic printing, with a dedicated printer available for special projects.
- Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2, capable of scanning objects 180mm in diameter and 250mm tall. Useful for recreating small scale objects digitally, for modification or replication through 3D printing.
- Occipital Structure Sensor MK2, capable of scanning objects 10m^3. Can be used to scan almost any kind of large object, from furniture to people, or the interior of rooms.
CNC and Laser Cutting
- Carbide 3D Nomad 883 Pro capable of carving 150mm x 175mm x 125mm objects out of wood, aluminum and plastic. It can also cut PCBs.
- Epilog Zing 30w laser capable of cutting 610mm x 305mm sheets of wood, cardstock, cardboard and acrylic, and engraving anodized aluminum.
- Filastruder filament recycling, extrusion and spooling system, able to recycle 100g PLA plastic per hour.
Equipment for Loan
- Raspberry Pi and various electronic components.
- Kinnect MK2. Uses onboard cameras to provide volumetric point-cloud data. Can be used as a real time scanner, or for interactive instillations and exhibits.
- The Makerspace carries standard PLA(Transparent, white, coloured, metal infused, wood infused and concrete infused varieties), heat resistant ABS, and flexible TPU plastic.
- We also stock plastic, wood and cardboard sheets for laser and router cutting.