Our aim is to get low cost fabrication technology to everyone and especially into our schools but there’s lots of junk out there and landmines to be aware of. However, it’s not rocket science and the machines are pretty straight forward especially if you have the right support
Machines we supply: So great for learning/teaching the skills needed for the “Internet of Things” of tomorrow.
During the past 2 years we’ve worked hard to find the right kit at the right price – we have had zero funding, nowt, nothing, zilcho! We’ve designed and made things and people have suported us for our skills & teaching work we do but because we’re a growing company we have had to look in alternative and affordable places for all our operational gear. In that quest, we have found some awesome stuff that we thought could help with teaching our kids resiliance and maybe help cultivate the skills they are going to need for the future!
The Wellington Makerspace is proud to have found (and solved) all the major problems with the so-called cheap Chinese lasercutters and CNC routers! We’ve had the issues, absorbed the costly downtime, felt the pain & we’re certainly experts in issue resolving now – and that’s just something we’re not prepared to share with anyone – the pain, that is! So now we have machines built to our own specifications and levels of quality!
Laser Cutters – we offer different sizes and flavours!
We can offer lasers for heaps less than the cost of a USA or Euro-built machine. We’ve thrashed them and we love them! So much so we would like to see one in every NZ school, Fablab, Noho Space, Makerspace and Library, if they’ll let us! – These are just superb for the price!
Available for outright purchase, short or long term rental option complete with finance - we won’t just sell you a machine to make a quick buck! We’ll deliver to your premises, install and then, if you decide you need it – we’ll provide Professional Development training and classroom support to make your experience a complete and comfortable one. Dare we even say enjoyable?
If your machine goes wrong for whatever reason – we’re nice people – we won’t leave you in the lurch, we’ll even give you the names and contacts of other people who have our stuff and you can ask them about their experience!
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2D/3D CNC Machining Centres/Routers
These full-on prototyping and production machines will let fly to the imaginations of students and their 2D and 3D concepts – be it designing and making future-furniture, olde-world statues, models, vacuum forming moldings or jigs for other projects – or even using some of the same models/files as the 3D Printer to a different effect
These machines are available in varying bed sizes from 600mm x 400mm [mini] to 2500mm x 1300mm with commercial grade outputs and can profile [2D] cut plywood, MDF, acrylic, PETG and many more common & cheap to source materials. Being very versatile, the TEXXXX[R] series machines can also (3D) carve wood, plastic, foamed PVC and also aluminium too! Add the Rotary axis and an applicable 4-axis software package and just watch the Iron Man suits roll off the production line! We can even supply 5-axis machines to do awesome sculptures and out of this world stuff!
We use our own CNC router almost everyday in innovative ways to create cool products and points of difference for our design & build professional clients – it’s easy and very intuitive to use & we’re sure the students will love pushing their boundaries and yours doing real stuff on real machines – not using toy-like, mega-slow technology designed for selling into schools.
3D Printer Options – The awesome UP! Mini and UP! Plus 2
Further details coming real soon about a new arrival flavour of 3D printer – but lets just say for now, that these wee guys are fantastic and The Wellington Makerspace Design team makes some great pieces with our UP! Mini and UP! Plus machines. We also support and can supply consumables i.e. spare parts and the various build filaments for – so we have you covered!