Here at the MaidSafe Foundation we have invested in the latest technology to allow us to fabricate and prototype our ideas. We can offer use of these machines to members of the public for a small fee. You can email us your design or you can simply speak to a member of the team who can create your design for you. For larger projects or if you are part of a group or organisation we can arrange for one of the team to visit you to discuss your needs. We can provide materials or you can submit your own. For pricing please get in touch. All money raised from custom services will be reinvested into the MaidSafe Foundation, allowing us to help more people in the community.
We have a 40W Rayjet laser cutter. This can be used to engrave, etch or cut materials in fine detail including wood, plastics, fabrics, leather and it can even etch onto glass, including mirrors, and most metals. Below are just a few examples of the items we have created with the cutter. The maximum size for laser cutting is 305x427mm.
We also have a Makerbot Replicator+ 3D Printer and a selection of PLA filaments. The printer has a maximum print volume of 295x195x165mm and a resolution of 100 microns (0.01mm). You can email or IM us your .stl files to print or we can help design your item for you. Below are some of the items we have designed and printed.