Our Machines

Industrial tools and machines

Industrial tools and machines and not DIY. Industrial tools and machines are built to be used every day.

We base our tool management policy on the needs of all our members, in combination with their cost of operation and capital cost.

This tool strategy in combination with the workspace allows our members to manufacture truly spectacular products.

Drum Snder
Drum Sander
Used to sand to 120 grit large flat surfaces such as table tops, doors and cutting boards etc.

1.3 meters wide

twin drum action (currently set to 80 and 120 grit)

Feeder table

CNC Plasma Cutting
Suitable for cutting sheet metal from 0.5 to 15mm thick. CNC plasma cutting provides the most economical way of cutting sheet metal in a precise way.

Working Area – 1100mm X 1400mm
Interface – USB Stick
Additional Notes – Language G & M, 3 Phase Power

CNC Router
The Omni would be just a normal traditional CNC router but with the addition of HCL’s Camworks post processor the Omni is now capable of 2D and 3D machining. Not just straight forward cutting, but the delicate machining of 3D features such as fillets and other complicated geometry.

Working Area – 1100mm X 1400mm
Interface – USB Stick
Accuracy – 0.02mm
Spindal – 9Kw, 21000 RPM
Additional Notes – Language G & M, 3 Phase Power

CNC Machining Center
The XH7132 is a high precision full 3 axes vertical machining center with a GSK control system. It is not limited to machining only metals such as aluminum and steel but also soft materials such as plastics and wood. Specialised cutters such as face mills and chamfer cutters are included however HSS end mills, drill bits are excluded. They may be purchased from us in our store.

Working Area – 920mm X 320mm
Interface – USB Stick
Additional Notes – Language G & M, 3 Phase Power, 16 Tool Holder
Load Capacity – 300 KGs
Spindal Speed – 80 – 8000 RPM

Lathe
Our GHK-1640 engine lathe is equipped with a Newall digital readout, flood coolant and power feeds on the X and Y axis. Distance between centers, 1500 mm with 410 meter swing. Accessories available are 3 and 4 jaw chuck, face plate, live center, dead center and steady stock

Working Area – 250mm X 1370mm
Readout Device – Newall DRC
Additional Notes – Power feed 3 axis, 3 Phase Power

Knee Mill
With table size of 250 by 1370mm, the mill machine can make short work of any manual machining and drilling job. Like our lathe the Mill is also equipped with A newall Digital Readout, flood coolant and power feeds on all 3 axis.

Working Area – 600mm X 400mm X 250mm

man welding steal
Welding
We are equipped with MIG, TIG and Spot welders housed in an isolated environment for safety. Welding masks and welding jackets are available. Gloves also but we suggest members purchase their own as it is not one size fits all.
Laser Cutting
Cut, engrave and score MDF, acrylic and plywood etc. 180 watts of laser power spread over 1.6 by 1.3 meters. The cutting bed is large enough to accept an entire sheet of material without the headache of having to cut the material to fit the machine.

Working Area – 1300mm X 1600mm
Files Support – Ai, DXF, Raster
Power – 180 watts
Additional Notes – Language G & M, 3 Phase Power

3D Printing
Up to 15 3D printers available over a networked environment. Multiple 3D printers means that there is always going to be a printer available for that one part or multiple parts over multiple printers.

Working Area – 150mm X 150mm X 150mm
Interface – Repetier Sever
Filament – 1.75 PLA
Additional Notes – Language G code

Iron Worker
The iron worker one of the toughest machines we own. This machine is used to shear punch and notch steel. The work force is 45 tons coming from a single hydraulic piston.