Kit, Capabilities and Prices

For a list of the materials we can supply and their cost, please see our Material Prices page. 

Our Kit

CADCAM FB500 laser cutter

The laser cutter enables cutting or engraving of 2D sheet material from CAD data. It facilitates the quick and accurate production of highly complex 2D design work from programs such as Illustrator, Corel Draw and Inkscape.

Maximum cutting zone: 500mm x 700mm
Maximun material thickness: up to 5/6mm (18mm engraving only)
Beam width: 0.2mm 
Laser power: 30W
File types: .EPS .DXF .DWG .AI 

Materials: A wide range of materials including; paper, card, fabric, foam, thin ply, acrylic sheet. No PVC or vinyl based materials. 

Prices
  Equipment Cost Staffing Cost Materials Cost

Business use as a bureau service (i.e. job undertaken by staff)

£30 first hour (minimum), £25/hour thereafter See Material Prices

Watch our introduction video for a basic guide on how to use this machine and the supplied software: 

Up! 3D printer
This entry level 3D printing technology produces complex 3D objects from CAD data. It is based on the FDM process and builds objects in fine layers of extruded ABS plastic (nylon).
It can print with different coloured nylons or can be dyed.

Maximum cutting zone: 120x120x120mm
Materials: ABS plastic 
File types: .STL (Stereolithography)
 
Prices
  Equipment Cost Staffing Cost Materials Cost

Business use as a bureau service (i.e. job undertaken by staff)

£5/hour £15 flat-fee per build £0.06 per gram
Here is a timelapse video of a rapid prototype build in Falmouth University's Stratasys FDM 200MC: 

Graphtec cutter plotter CE6000-60

This machine enables cutting, plotting or scoring of designs on to thin sheet material. Developed for the sign writing industry this technology can quickly and accurately cut text or images from graphics files produced in CAD programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape or Corel Draw.

Maximum cutting size: 600mm wide and many metres in length.
Materials: Paper, sticky backed vinyl, copper foil (for electric circuits0, masking (for shot blasting)
Filee types: .EPS .AI .DXF .DWG .CDR

Prices
  Equipment Cost Staffing Cost Materials Cost

Business use as a bureau service (i.e. job undertaken by staff)

£10/hour £5 setup fee per file + £35/hour* See Material Prices

* This is based on actual working time, which will be less than machine time.

Electronics prototyping & physical computing

We have a wide range of resources that allow you develop electronic devices and prototype interactions. This includes; solder stations, power supplies, an oscilloscope, SMD circuit board creation tools, Arduino boards, shields and other hardware. We also have Raspberry Pis and associated hardware.

More importantly we also have technical staff to avise about programing and software.
 
Prices
  Equipment Cost Staffing Cost Materials Cost

Business use as a bureau service (i.e. job undertaken by staff)

£10/hour £35/hour £5 flat fee for basic consumables, then as used
Roland Milling Station MDX540
 
This medium scale 3 axis CNC milling machine can accurately cut 2D and 2.5D objects. It is particularly useful for cutting materials that do not require lubricants or coolants. Working through the Mayka software it allows accurate and straight forward milling of digitally modelled 3D forms, 2D contours or 2.5D relief surfaces developed from greyscale images.
 
Maximum cutting zone: 540mm x 400mm x100mm
Tooling: 3mm - 10mm milling bits (flat, ball, engraving etc)
Materials: Medium and low density materials such as wood, hardboards, plywood, resin boards and Styrofoam. Some soft sheet metals can also be engraved and cut.
File Types: .STL .DXF .DWG .EPS
 
Prices
  Equipment Cost Staffing Cost Materials Cost

Business use as a bureau service (i.e. job undertaken by staff)

£10/hour £35/hour* See Material Prices

* This is based on actual working time, which will be less than machine time.

General Tools

Your project doesn't have to end with just the equipment, we have small amount of workbench space, a basic set of hand tools, consumables and trained staff, enabling you to assemble and finish your projects in-house.

This includes: drills, knives, saws, screwdrivers, tapes, adhesives and associated consumables.