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3D Printing session

Visitors and newcomers are very welcome.

Short walk from Glenferrie train station. Car parking at Hawthorn town hall.

The main goal is to learn about and experiment with 3D printing. If you have a 3D printer, then you can bring it along and get help from many of our experienced members (or just show it off). If you've not got a 3D printer, you're still welcome to attend.

We don't just cover 3D printing, but anything related to 3D design and manufacture. There are members with experience in scanning objects into 3D models as well as designing 3D objects in various CAD/SCAD/CAM applications. There is a Lathe on premises, a Laser Cutter (not working at the moment), other (general) tools, plus the space itself has two 3D printers that can be used by members (to be shared).

For details on what 3D printing is, see

Please note: The space officially opens at 6pm, however many people arrive sometime after this, usually before 7pm.

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  • Andrew E.

    Hi guys,
    I saw this on TV the other night and thought you'd all be interested as its 3D printing related.
    It's from a UK show called QI.

    March 31, 2013

  • Trent Clews-de C.

    Hey guys, I have my hands on some of the amazing Taulman 3D 618 Nylon filament (for more information:
    I was planning on ordering some in and they come in two sizes 1.75mm and 3mm, I was hoping someone would be able to inform me as to which one would be better suited for the printers in the space?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated and I look forward to experimenting with this revolutional new material.

    Warm regards, Trent

    March 11, 2013

    • Stuart Y.

      The printers in the space only take 3mm filament.

      March 11, 2013

    • Stuart Y.

      Also note, I don't think we'll be printing nylon just yet. Both the printers need a really good overhaul first.

      March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel silly, but I couldn't find the place. I am visiting from Chicago, and most of the folks couldn't tell me where Kent lane was. Any directions would help !

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Apple maps was way off ! Thanks a lot and see you next time.

      March 5, 2013

    • Andy G.

      hi Moresh, I hope we see you next week. Google Maps is accurate for our address.

      March 5, 2013

  • Wesley S.

    Great help!

    March 4, 2013

  • Chris P.

    I'll be coming along with a Gen 1 Cube printer from 3D Systems.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking for a 3d printing service here in Melbourne, please phone Mark 0450 968897. I would like to know what program, I need to design in and about how much it would be to print about 20 letters 7 cm high, joined toegther, thanks

    February 25, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Hi Mark, check out­ for a good 3D printing service business not far from this hacker space. As for software you can generate letters in just about any CAD package. Google sketch up is free and can export to STL with a plug in. Autodesk make a package called 123D which is also free. There are many other free CAD packages out there as well.

      March 3, 2013

  • Rob B.

    good meetings

    February 28, 2013

  • scarlett

    wooohooo 3D printing!

    February 25, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Papercut

    Donation of funds for educational hacking supplies and equipment!

  • CamBam

    Licensed the Hackerspace for their software and Members receive $20 off.

  • i.Materialise

    Donated a set of 3D printed sample materials from their range.

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