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SERVICES

We offer a variety of services to help you to develop your latest and greatest New Product:

  • Mechanical Design (CAD)

  • Electronics Design

  • Industrial Design (CAD)

  • Building Design & Drafting (CAD)

  • Product Development & Project Management

  • Design for Manufacture

  • CNC Programming (CAM)

  • CNC Machining (Prototype, Small Batch & Production)

  • Grant Application Writing

  • R&D Tax Concession Project Reporting

  • IP Protection Advice

  • Business Planning for new product development

  • Marketing planning and development assistance for new products

  • Outsourced Manufacturing Assistance (Local & offshore)

  • Welding & Fabrication

  • Co-working Space for members

How can The Maker Space support inventors?

You have an amazing invention brewing in your head but you have no experience in making anything since you last cut your hand open on the wood tools at high school. Do not fear. The Sunshine Coast Maker Space exists to help people like you. We will work with you to design, manufacture, test and launch your product.

We have a bounty of experience, some of which has involved commercialising products which means we can help you to understand things like IP law, prototyping and testing phases prior to commercial launch as well as Marketing and Grants too.


IP PROTECTION

Choosing the right method of IP protection is really important. It should be an investment and create value for your project and not be a cost that drags you down or stalls the project. We know about Design Registrations, Patents and Trademarks and can connect you to an IP Attorney who can help you to protect your idea.

  • Design Registrations protect the concepts shape, pattern and distinguishing features your product has from other products in the market so they cannot be 100% copied.

  • A Patent is usually granted for a period of time to brand new novel or innovative ideas in the market place.

  • A Trademark is usually the name of the product or the brand you have created for your business or product range.


PROTOTYPING

Prototyping and BETA tests are important because you need to physically assess to see that your 2D design actually does what it is supposed to do before you spend any money manufacturing the real thing and marketing the product for commercial release.

We can help you to test, evaluate and re develop your product prior to release date.

We can also assist with launching the BETA version of your product so you can gather valuable market research before you launch properly


MARKETING

When you product is ready to go to market we will put you in touch with our marketing member. With over 12 years of manufacturing and product based marketing experience you will be shown how to set up your business, brand your product, build your website and market your product so it makes an impact on the market place.


GRANTS

If you’re pitching for a grant and need an industry partner speak to us about how we can help. We have been a part of several successful grant applications including a $100k grant from the Ignite Ideas Program.

SMALL BATCH CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

Need a small qty of unique products made and fast?

We have a wide range of equipment and offer extensive in house capabilities in machining and fabrication. We can manufacture one off products or small batches of products that you may struggle to find someone to take on.

 

Our Equipment includes:

  • Haas MiniMill

  • Haas Super MiniMill 2

  • Haas SL20 Lathe

  • Manual Mill

  • Manual Lathe

  • 3D Printer

  • Drill Press

  • Bench Top Metal Melting Furnace

  • Ultrasonic Cleaner

  • Sand Blasting Cabinet

  • Electronics Tools

  • Hand Power Tools

  • Blacksmiths Anvil

  • Mig Welder

  • Tig Welder

  • Metal Cutting Band Saw

  • Sheet Metal Bench Top Press Brake

  • Bench Grinder

  • Linisher

  • Surface Grinder

  • Wire Buff

  • Air Tools

  • Vertical Band Saw

  • Pneumatic Tools

  • Air Compressor

  • Hand Tools

  • Work Benches

  • 60W CO2 Laser cutter

 

R&D PROJECT MANUFACTURING

This is our Haas Mini Mill.

This is our Haas Mini Mill.

Have you been working on a new product for ages but never get the time to test your ideas on the factory floor?

Making a new product for your range takes a lot of effort from your product design team and your operations team on the floor and that means stopping producing orders that make you money to trial out a new idea.

  • What if you didn't need to stop production?

  • What if you contracted the design and prototyping to The Maker Space and we worked with your team to develop your next product?

Our Industrial designers will solve problems with the design before it even goes to manufacture, their experience will ensure that your next product is the best product in your range.

Why not contact us to discuss how we can help you to develop your product range before your competitors do

CONFIDENTIAL: If you have a commercially sensitive project, and don't currently have IP protection we are happy to work with you under a confidentiality agreement so your ideas are safe with us.