This month has been very successful at furnishing the space with some fun new toys^H^Hols.
Arriving at the space imminently* we have the following :-
A shiny new metalworking Lathe – not exactly new, in fact may be older than our previous lathe, we have gone for an upgrade as the previous one was on loan.
A shiny new laser cutter – 60 watt A2 size (600mm x 400mm). Â We have ordered this from china and will be upgrading the electronics with an open-source control board.
A shiny new 3D printer – This is more an extra 3d printer for the space but is a commercial FDM printer claiming a layer height (resolution) of 20 microns! Â It is not owned by the hackspace but will be living at the hackspace with availability for members who have done the 3D printer induction plus a brief extra induction covering the differences.
All of the above tools do require inductions for safety of members and longevity of the tools themselves.
*Imminently in this case meaning within the next two months or already arrived.