The FabLab stocks and resels selected materials for students to purchase and use.
These can be purchased from the CAI store (Link here). Talk to a technician first about your project needs and availability.
These materials include:
A flat, bonded wood particle sheet material that is easily cut, worked, sanded and glued. Just be aware, as it’s a bonded wood board it will absorb moisture and will swell if not protected with a coating or paint.
Stocked sizes are usually 3mm thick and in sheets of 900mm x 600mm
A hard and brittle sheet plastic that comes in many different transparencies and colours.
Card stock is a thick flat cardboard with a natural brown card colour.
These costs can be found under the ‘Design Printing and Cutting‘ section of the creative store but usually depend on your design. Talk to a technician before attempting to purchase any.
3D printing Materials:
Ask a technician about
PLA – Our GO-TO all-rounder printer material. This is a rigid material that comes in many different colours, typical prints are in white or black
TPU – Flexible
PCA – polycarbonate
Nylon – Extremely tough with good temp and chemical resistance
Water Jet cutting:
The waterjet cutter uses Garnet sand as the cutting medium. Its sold by the Kg as the program tells us the approximate usage in Kg increments.