Experienced Team

Our technical team works closely with you throughout your project development cycle

Technical Training

The diverse range of training classes are available to help you build and hone your skills

Latest Equipment

Diverse range of equipment that allow you to shape and produce parts from different materials

Safety Commitment

SoiLAB is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its members and visitors

Lab Divisions

Wood Shop

In the Wood Shop cutting equipment including a CNC router allows part of a project to be designed in CAD software and then cut automatically using the router. There is a wood lathe for manipulating the shape and pattern of a piece of wood to create a symmetrical finish to the object. Also available are a drill press..
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Metal Shop

The Metal Shop has all the tools necessary to form, shape, cut, weld and machine pieces of metal. These tools can make satellite parts, car parts, robots, geodesic domes and organic metal sculptures. SoiLAB also provides precision fixturing tables and measurement tools.
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Laser Studio

This lab contains laser cutting equipment. The laser system is a versatile tool that can cut or etch a variety of materials, from plastics and metals to more natural products such as wood and leather. This equipment allows members to quickly create their project and test it in a short period of time. There is also a spray booth available to apply a finishing touch to a project.
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3D Studio

In this lab are 3D printers and 3D scanning equipment. From fused filament fabrication (FFF) to liquid resin stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers that can create objects in a variety of materials such as ABS, PLA and flexible plastic. This equipment allows designers to quickly make their product parts and test them.
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The Textiles lab has sewing machines with straight stitch and walking foot used for heavy-duty upholstery e.g. sewing foam and leather. Also available is a serger for trimming seams and enclosing the edge of the fabric. The heat press is used for printing designs on to fabrics and other machinery is available for printing on to garments.
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The Electronics lab comes fully equipped with function generators to provide a controlled electric input to a circuit. There are also oscilloscopes that allow members to make measurements of the signal across the circuit. They would also have access to many other tools required in the creation of their printed circuit boards (PCBs).
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