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Design Lab

The Design Lab is a place to explore every stage of the process of making things. From idea to digital model to real-world physical product. Our state-of-the-art digital fabrication workshop is always buzzing with our community of technical experts and creative partners, collaborating on various projects. Join us to access and experiment with the latest manufacturing technologies for your course work, independent project, or research.

Explore the latest in digital design and fabrication technology to develop your ideas and make your own unique creations! Equipped with design computers, laser cutters and 3D printers, the Design Lab will push the boundaries of design, technology and your creative mind.

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What can you do?

Join us at Me.reka’s Design Lab if you want to push the limits of today’s software and hardware through digital fabrication projects. The design lab features design computers and a variety of rapid prototyping tools, including four FDM 3D printers with a wide range of print materials and processes, an Epilog Helix laser cutter, 3D scanners, and more. Advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) tools help designers and engineers turn complex designs into machined parts using CNC machines. Our CNC machine shop houses a collection of production-level CNC equipment.

Join our workshops at the Me.reka Design Lab if you want to:

  • Learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and softwares (AutoCAD, Sketchup, Solidworks, Illustrator)
  • Learn Rapid Prototyping (quickly fabricate a small model of a physical part using CAD data, using a 3D printer or a laser engraver)
  • Get our help to prototype something for you

Why is it important?

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Who is it for?

The Design Lab at Me.reka is perfect if you are interested in engineering, product design, architecture, art, industrial design or manufacturing. But even if you are unfamiliar with any of those fields, the design lab will have many surprises for you and it’s highly recommended that you come and check it out!

Future Careers

  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Object Designer

The Meeting Corner

  • Half day @ RM400
  • Full day @ RM700

Notes:

  • Weekday rates 10% discounts
  • Special rates (30% discounts): NGO, Startup, Student bodies, Social Enterprise
  • Half day, up to 6 hours (including setup and teardown)
  • Full day, up to 10 hours (including setup and teardown)
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What can you make at the Design Lab ?

Pinhole camera

Imagine taking photos the way the ancient chinese did! Relive your childhood nostalgia and take old school pictures buy building your own camera with laser cut pieces. The picture quality will take you straight back to the early days of photography and the results are very artistic.

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Wearable jewellery

Customizable jewelry, that’s cool. Customizable jewellery that lights up? THAT’S mind blowing. In this workshop, we show you how to turn waste materials into jewellery and how you can spice things up with lights that can be controlled or programmed using our PCB machine to customize design.

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Wearable jewelry
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Laser Cut Pinball

Machines don’t just exist to do our bidding, but when we can get them to create something as cool as a miniature Pinball machine, why not! At the end of this workshop, you get to take back a fully functioning miniature Pinball machine.

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Laser Cut Light Box

Make magic with a cutout box! In this workshop we’ll show you how to play with shapes and create a light box that can be used as a night light. You’ll see how depth is created with pieces of wood, light and shadows. Imagine, a piece of art in your room that you created yourself. We can customize the design to include your logo or a personalized message.

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Rapid Prototyping
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Going Digital for Kids
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Who are our Design Lab experts?

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Zinc
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Design Lab Services

Epilog Laser Engraver – Every maker’s dream tool. A state of the art machine that uses laser marking technology to cut or etch a design on the surface of various materials such as wood, metal or leather.

FDM 3D Printer

Desktop CNC Mill

Vernier Calipers

Micrometer Gauge

Craft Toolkit

3D Printing

Professional level 3D Printing. The S220 provides top-notch printing output, fast, clean and precise. Thanks to the high quality build material that makes S220 the robust and reliable printer in its range

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3D Printing
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Laser Engraving

Whether you want to etch detailed graphics, cut intricate patterns, or fabricate complex 3D objects, this tool will make your life much easier. The Legend Series features our top-of-the-line CO2 laser systems and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.

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Laser Engraving
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Have an idea but don’t have time to DIY? We can sort it out for you too! Come in with your sketch, blueprint, or an idea you pulled out of thin air, and we’ll make it happen. We have a full range of services available from woodworking and welding to circuitry and fabricating.

Share design details, material requirements, challenges and anything else you would like us to know.

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Going Digital for Kids
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