After the easing of lockdown restrictions, from Friday 11th June there is increased access to the MSD Maker Spaces.
Some students are now permitted to return to campus - subject coordinators will let you know if you fall into that category. If you have permission to return to campus you can now collect bureau jobs from the Fab Lab and NExT lab. Students who do not have permission to return to campus cannot collect fabrication jobs. This work will have to be shipped to you, or collected after restrictions ease further to allow all students back to campus.
Students in classes which require access to the Workshop are now also permitted to return to the workshop. Once again, subject coordinators will contact these students. The Workshop remains closed to all other students.
The Robotics Lab, Print Room and Loans Desk remain closed.
Maker Spaces team
The Maker Spaces are advanced fabrication and making spaces that require students and staff to undergo training before they can access the services and facilities.
FabLab stocks materials commonly used by students
Our Knowledge Base is an always-evolving collection of guides, tutorials and curated resources for you to use and engage with the technology.
We also offer a range of commercial fabrication services including 3D computer modelling and rendering, file to fabrication production, model making, custom products, and ready designed products.
Laser cutting is a process where a high-powered laser is directed by computer software to cut or etch various types of materials to create intricate 2D shapes and surface patterns to compliment even the most intricate of model designs, or iterating quickly through a series of design variables.
The Kern LaserCell is a metal laser cutter which enables further laser cutting capabilities in processing laser jobs for metal and non-metal material of larger sheets, thicker materials or cylindrical stock, which either melt, burn, vaporize, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving a edge with a high-quality surface finish.
Resin 3D printing is a stereolithograph (SLA) form of 3D printing and is ideal for achieving complexity, detail and a polished surface finish on your geometry. Resin printing is a high quality, cost effective alternative to 3D powder printing, but is constrained by a smaller build space and lengthy build time. Book a consultation with us to start!
A CNC router is a large and powerful router precisely controlled via computer software to cut and mill various hard materials such as wood, composites, aluminium, plastics, and foams. At the FabLab we have both a 3-axis and 4-axis CNC to processes both large sheet material and cylindrical stock. Book a consultation with us to start!