Services Offered
The University of Melbourne MSD Maker Spaces offers services to students, staff and the general public. This page provides information about the services the Maker Spaces offers to the general public.

Overview

The University of Melbourne MSD Maker Spaces offers design and fabrication services to the general public. The jobs and services available include:

Services

CNC Machining

The MSD Maker Spaces is home to a full-bed Multicam SR2412vi CNC Machine, providing CNC routing services in a range of materials including timber, foam plastics and thin metal. The MultiCam CNC router has a cutting area of 2400mm L x 1200mm W x 100mm.
Materials available for CNC Machining are listed below.
Material
Maximum Thickness
MDF
6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 25mm
CD Non Structural Ply
12mm, 18mm
Furniture Grade Ply
12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 24mm
Film Faced Ply
12mm
XPS Extruded Polystyrene
30mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm
Aluminium Sheets
0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm

Laser Cutting

The MSD Maker Spaces is home to 3 Epilog Laser Fusion M2 40 Laser Cutters and 1 Epilog Fusion Pro 48 Laser Cutter.
Materials available for Laser Cutting are listed below.
Material
Maximum Thickness
Ivory Card
290GSM
Optix Card
200GSM, 300GSM
Mountboard
1.2mm
Boxboard
1.0mm, 1.8mm, 3.0mm
Luan Plywood
2.7mm
MDF
3.0mm
Perspex
2.0mm, 3.0mm
Polypropylene
0.6mm

Metal Laser Cutting

Materials available for Metal Laser Cutting include are listed below.
Material
Maximum Thickness
Mild Steel sheet
0.6mm, 1.2mm, 3mm, 4mm
Mild Steel tube
12.4D, 25.4D, 50.8D, 101.6D
Stainless steel
0.9mm, 2.0mm
Stainless tube
12.7D, 25.4D, 50.8D
Brass sheet
0.6mm

3D Printing

The MSD Maker Spaces is home to 3 specialist 3D printing machines, providing printing services in resin, powder, and multi-agent materials.
3D Printers details are listed in the table below.
Powder
Resin
HP Jet Fusion
3D Printer
ProJet 660 Pro
FormLabs Form 3
HP Jet Fusion 300/500
Print technology
Binder Jetting (BJ)
Stereolithography (SLA)
Multi-agent printing process
Print material
Gypsum Powder
Resin
HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12 (Thermoplastic)
Build area
(WxDxH)
210 x 340 x 200
145 x 145 x 185
332 x 190 x 248
Supports?
No
Yes
No
Resolution
High level of detail
High level of detail and accuracy
Fine detail and high dimensional accuracy
Surface Finish
Textured
Smooth
Textured
Colour
Full Colour or White (off-white after curing)
Black, White or Clear
Full Colour, Black or White
Strength
Can be fragile, recommended use as presentation models only
Durable
Engineering grade parts

Pricing

The pricing and quotes for commercial jobs include:
  • Material costs
  • Time to set-up file
  • Time to operate the machine
The pricing to set-up the file and operate the machines is calculated per hour.
The hourly charge rate will vary between $85 - $120 depending on the difficulty of the job.

Quotes

To receive a quote for a job (CNC Machine, Laser Cutting or 3D Printing), please email us with the following information:
  • Email Subject Title: Commercial Job Quote
  • Your contact details
    • Business name/ Individual name
    • Phone number
  • A short description of project
  • Required completion date
  • Delivery or pick-up preferences
  • Attached project file
Contact us
Email
Phone
Contact Hours
MSD Maker Spaces
MSD Fab Lab
(03) 9035 8663
10:00 - 4:30 M-F

Delivery and Pick-up Information

You can pick up your completed job at the MSD Fab Lab located on the ground floor of the Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design) at the Parkville Campus.