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
A quartet of digital fabrication machines just like a Makerspace – so great for learning/teaching the skills needed for the “Thingiverse” of tomorrow.
The Wellington Makerspace is proud to have found 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!
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!
TE6040 Laser Cutter.
What we would like to share first off, is a superb little 60W 600mm x 400mm laser cutter/engraver [rotary engraving too!] for less than half the cost of a USA built machine. We’ve thrashed it and we love it! 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
TE720E Vinyl Cutter/Plotter.
If the Cap-ex or Op-ex budget won’t stretch to buying or leasing a laser cutter or CNC Profile Router? Do not worry, we have a solution for evry budget and skill level!
Let us point you to our awesome range of very affordable CNC Vinyl Cutters. These are available right away, are easy to master and will allow many similar learning skills as a laser cutter – and the students will be able to watch as the magic happens and the machine creates awesome graphics just like the pros!
Introducing the TE720E Vinyl cutter/plotter. Very easy to use software – teach cartesian based vector/raster skills fast, safe for all ages – hidden, cheap and easily replaceable blades that can cut vinyl (and some other thin materials) for making classroom graphics, signage, murals, screen-prints, T-shirts, coffee/tea/juice bottle stickers and heat transfer variants for that permanent fix – plus many, many more low cost projects!
TE6040CNC [Coming soon!]
We can’t wait to take delivery of this little machine. 2D and 3D concepts and commercial grade outputs and can profile [2D] cut plywood, MDF, acrylic, PETG and many more common commercial-grade [cheap to buy] materials and can (3D) carve wood, plastic, foamed PVC and we’re hoping it’s the same as our big brother and will be able to machine in aluminium too! We’re currently in talks with an awesome software house to be able to bundle this with the CNC router. We use it all the time for commercial jobs – easy and intuitive to use – the kids will love it!