3D Printing systems

3D Printing Systems Ltd with 8 years experience in distribution and backed by local engineering support and training throughout Australia and New Zealand via its dedicated reseller partners.

3D Printing Systems is a leading provider of the world’s most affordable ready to print Desktop 3D Printers.

3D Printing Systems leads the market in affordable desktop 3D Printers. We are committed to offering personal and professional 3D Printers to be more affordable and with better quality results, that is comparable to high end 3D Printers in the marketplace today.

3D Printing Systems have the largest installed base of out of the box desktop 3D Printers in Australia and New Zealand.

In today’s increasingly competitive, increasingly global marketplace, the challenge facing manufacturing organizations today is to continually accelerate time-to market, while reducing production costs. Being able to quickly design, prototype and test your 3-dimensional designs cost effectively and in-house is essential to move from concept to production parts.

We are the distributors for the UP! Desktop 3D Printers from Delta Marco Factory, Inspire Production 3D printers from Tier Time Technologies and Kevvox SP Series 3D printers from Kevvox.

The Mind Lab

The Mind Lab is an inter-disciplinary lab designed to contexualise education in a 21st century setting. Programmes are available for children and teachers Long Description The Mind Lab is an inter-disciplinary learning lab designed to contexualise education in a 21st century setting, reflecting best practice teaching methodologies and authentic technology integration to develop skills and knowledge.

While science, technology and discovery are the three pillars of the lab there is a strong focus on convergence between disciplines and blending low tech and high tech approaches to problem solving. Robotics, invention, stop motion animation, gesture based computing, coding and electronics are just some of the many areas used to help facilitate and spark innovation.

The Mind Lab directly responds to the changing role of education and the skills required for the future. Within The Mind Lab the process of creative and technical development includes learning how to test, fail and fix, and the concept of prototyping is promoted. The Mind Lab is committed to the next generation of makers, doers, inventors and creators who will shape the future with new ways of working, thinking and living. While technology is utilised throughout the lab, all technologies are seen as ‘tools of the trade’ rather than being used as consumer based products.

Outside the core programmes and workshops run for children The Mind Lab is committed to the continual development of the teaching profession to help teachers develop new ways of integrating technology and hands-on, project-based-learning in the classroom. The creative environment in the lab has been designed to stimulate creativity, to facilitate open exchange of ideas and to provide an inclusive, sharing space for authentic learning. Mission To inspire students and teachers and to engage them in active, hands on learning that focuses on discovery and technical innovation.

Mangere Mens Shed

Mangere community members have set up the first of what they hope will be several Men's Sheds in the area - places where blokes without their own work sheds can go to create or build, learn from others or just hang out for a chat. talks to those who are making the most of the scheme. In a tool-laden shed wedged between a paint and panel workshop and a mechanics garage, a group of men's men are loudly going about their business. Hands scarred by years of work, faces lined by years of living and trade skills honed by several decades worth of job experience are being put to use in a burgeoning community venture in Mangere, south Auckland. The Men's Shed on Tidal Road is a haven for blokes who have all but hung up their professional tool belts, but still want to potter away in a workshop and give back to the community. It's also there for the younger generation who want to borrow that knowledge and put their own skills with a hammer or lathe to the test - DIY know-how that many lament is becoming a relic of a more self-reliant past. Mangere East Family Service Centre CEO Peter Sykes says the shed is a place for blokes to be blokes. "In this community men don't have sheds like they used to and we needed a place where guys could meet and talk where they could learn skills, share their skills," he said. "These guys have been sitting at home wanting something to do and through the paper and through word of mouth, they just turn up." Sykes hopes it becomes a place where members will also help each other in less tangible ways, whether it be coping with grief, getting used to retirement or just some camaraderie. "Once men meet then they can start talking and that's really what we want to happen. "Rather than going to a waiting room or a councilors the guys are already talking about their health and talking about relationships and... they're passing on their skills to young people." Such an environment might even be music to the Accident Compensation Corporation's ears - more than 33,000 people were seriously injured doing DIY last year. Four thousand alone were seriously hurt falling off ladders, around 460 people a week were injured while using a tool at home - nearly three an hour. The blokes shed idea is not unique - there are more than 400 around Australia as well as one in Franklin which produces furniture. Sykes says they want up to six sheds around the community, though they won't all be filled with tools. The plan is for people to use it to work on their own projects, either for their homes, for other peoples or for sale. The current clientele, carpenters and engineers and the like, are putting what started as an empty shed together, finding tools, rigging frames and putting together work benches though they say there is a long way to go. It is hoped the venture will be self-sustaining, with proceeds from sales earning both members and the shed an income. The shed is located behind Moon Motors at 68d Tidal Road in Mangere. It's open Monday and Wednesday from 9am until 1pm