Partners

Partners

Sponsoring Space Tank gets you exposed to tomorrows industry today.

Manufacturing in Australia finds itself in exciting and turbulent times as we begin the business of transition from old to new. With a view to the future of inner city manufacturing, Space Tank Studio is carving out an important new platform for emerging designers to find their feet.

Office based business incubators have been around for some time now. As the media focuses on moaning and groaning about losing traditional manufacturing off shore, an exciting revolution is beginning right here in our own backyard.

It was dubbed ‘the Maker Movement’ by Deloitte in 2015 but this movement goes far beyond the realm of 3D printing and CNC. Space Tank Studio is the first to build a creative manufacturing incubator, otherwise known as a Makerspace or as we like to call it at Space Tank, a Makerspace on steroids. Facilities like Space Tank will become increasingly important to inner city environments as urban development push our manufacturing capabilities out of town.

Sponsor the Space Tank vision and you will ge getting in on the ground level of a new direction in design.

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Autodesk is the global leader in 3D software and they now join the makerspace revolution in Melbourne by giving free Fusion 360 licences and training to Space Tank Studio members. We can now offer a unique opportunity to a lot of Melbourne designers. Giving out free 3D modelling licenses and training makes it easy for people to take a leap forward and helps remove another obstacle for creative business growth.

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Thing

THINGLAB is dedicated to 3D design technologies such as, 3D Scanning, 3D Modelling, 3D Printing and creative services. THINGLAB proudly supports Space Tank Studio with 3D prototyping equipment as well as 3D scanning services and 3D printing boot camps.

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The Delta Group draws its vast collection of reclaimed timber from the largest source of demolition jobs Australia wide including buildings and structures of historical significanceDelta’s focus on recycling timber and Space Tank’s support of bespoke furniture makers made for a natural partnership of mutual benefit.

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CIGWELD is one of the most respected brands in Cutting & Welding products in the Asia Pacific. CIGWELD proudly sponsors Space Tank Studio with multi process welders, TIG welders as well as technical support and training.

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BOC offers an extensive range of welding wire, electrodes, filler rods and gas equipment to suit almost every application. BOC generously supports Space Tank Studio with welding gas and consumables. Maintaining welding equipment in a busy makerspace is never ending. A range of protective gear, bottled gases, welding wires and rods, grinding and cut off disks are as essential as the machines themselves.

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AustralianFurnitureAssociation

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) is a peak Australian industry association which represents the interests of the furniture sector from raw material supply through to the end user. The AFA are great supporters of the Space Tank vision and advocate on behalf of the creative entrepreneurs who work out of this vibrant creative business community.

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Alfex

Alfex CNC really believe in how Makerspaces can provide better service to artists, designers and inventors. To prove it they gave Space Tank Studio a state of the art EPILOG laser cutter at cost price. Alfex CNC were really keen to support Space Tank because the people in this environment come up with some of the more unique designs.

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Timbecon

Timbecon is a specialist woodworking supplies retailer offering machinery, tools, accessories and specialty hardware for discerning cabinetmakers, carpenters and home woodworkers. Timbercon have developed a unique partnership with Space Tank Studio to offer more affordable pricing and discounts to members.

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Urban Salvage stock an enviable supply of pre milled and dressed reclaimed species. The staff are timber-addicts and are interested in milling, drying and grading and the traditions of timber use. Space Tank Studio and Urban Salvage both share in common the idea of growing a strong business community and that through industry collaboration, more people can prosper.

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Friends & Affiliates

NorthCity4

Northcity4 is run by jewellers for jewellers. Located in Brunswick, Melbourne we offer studio space for artists and jewelry courses for everyone. Northcity4 gets Melbourne’s best artists and teachers to run our courses so you can learn the tricks of the trade and make jewellery like a professional!

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Melbourne

The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making as well as promoting a greater awareness and appreciation of craftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials.

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Bigbang

The BIGBANG is a studio business & social experiment; hiring out creative studios & desks on a long & medium term basis. The studio facilitates inspiring spaces for Melbourne artists/inventors and creative businesses to produce, collaborate and cross pollinate and also provides abundant opportunities for one-off and ongoing events.

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Mal

Mal Wood Foundry offers a high quality lost wax casting service to Artists. Specialising in bronze and aluminium, we embrace all tasks required to achieve any of your sculptural aspirations; from conception to installation.

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Fat

Catering that looks, smells and tastes like pleasure. Cooked with fresh food to produce handmade dishes to share. Fat and Skinny proudly cater for Space Tank Studio events with their range of mouthwatering nibbles and eats.

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NORM

NORM is a shared warehouse space consisting of studios and a community workshop to support local artists/makers/tinkerers through the provision of space, tools and skills.

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Burnswick

The Brunswick Tool Library (BTL) is a lot like a book library, but you get to check out tools instead of books! The BTL offers Moreland and surrounding area residents and community groups access to hand tools, power tools, garden tools, ladders, etc. for use on their own projects.

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Wick

Established to empower Audio Visual creatives in Melbourne, Wick Studios is a multifaceted complex located in the heart of Brunswick. Featuring 14 rehearsal rooms, two recording studios, a dual purpose photography and videography studio, and a spacious licensed lounge and cafe.

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Handsome

Handsome & Co is a woodworking school that instructs traditional and modern woodworking techniques and design to hobbyists and enthusiasts. The schools key underlining principle is to instruct and demonstrate methods of achieving the highest quality of design and manufacture in timber products.

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Footscray

Footscray Maker Lab is a large industrial workspace for artists, designers and other creative people to make, collaborate, learn and share. It provides an environment that supports the development of new products, services, processes, artistic visions, and social change.

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Wood

Woodworks framing specializes in hand finished, exhibition quality, archival frames and custom objects for artists, galleries and collectors. We use a range of timbers from Vic Ash, Blackwood and Walnut to Spotted Gum. Rather than using factory made profiles, Woodworks manufacture a select range that is adjusted and tailored to suit individual client’s needs.

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The Red Falcon designs and produces forged metal and glass installations for domestic or commercial applications. Works range from interior and exterior to one off sculptural pieces to entire built environments.

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Searches

The Searchers is a record/bookshop located near the corner of Smith & Gertrude Street in Fitzroy Melbourne. We stock a wide range of books & records for most styles & budgets, with a quality mix of fiction & non-fiction with an extensive collection of art film and music related books.

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