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Modfab

About

Modfab is a leader in 3D printing workshops for primary, high school and tertiary institution teachers. We also provide training and mentoring to disability and community groups as well as interested businesses in the art of 3D technology.

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Heike and Ben Roberts, the team behind Modfab

Modfab was invented with a simple premise in mind; to combine the best of 3D printing technology, computer aided drawing (CAD) and design to create opportunities.

That’s why we regularly work with teachers, educators, Indigenous leaders and the disability community to innovate, educate and empower. We believe in using this innovative technology to kindle an interest in science, technology and more in the every day.

The Modfab team consists of engineers and teachers with extensive experience with everything 3D.

Our vision for Australia

To see educators, community leaders and businesses adopting 3D printing and CAD technology to enable them to compete on the world stage.

The Modfab Mission- empowerment through technology

Modfab is passionate about spreading the innovative technology of 3D printing through:

  • Comprehensive nationally recognised training customised for FDM (fused deposition modelling) 3D printers.
  • High quality, competitively priced, tried and tested products, and dependable after sales support.
  • Open source movement software.

We believe Australians are great inventors, adaptors and innovators.  Using additive manufacturing, Australia could use its highly educated workforce in the area of science, engineering, art, architecture, construction, medicine and manufacturing to create goods with significant value through customisation and prototyping.

 Why 3D printing workshops?

At Modfab, we believe in sharing knowledge and building community through providing education.

We’re committed to an Australian future built on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Or STEM as it it otherwise known.

Teaching 3D printing workshops to teachers and community leaders is our way of furthering the growth of STEAM and innovation in a practical way.

By teaching teachers the art of 3D printing, CAD and design, we are able to:

  • Increase the speed in which this kind of technology grows within Australia
  • Empower teachers with a new, innovative and fun way to get students interested in STEAM – it’s learning by stealth
  • Invite students who shy away from learning to engage with technology on practical and culturally relevant levels
  • Break down the barriers to traditional education and invite participation from students with disabilities
  • Involve students in STEAM regardless of their age, background, gender or experience level in a fun and inclusive way
  • Create lasting skills in teacher and student alike to open up a whole host of future opportunities
  • Open the door to further learning, education and potential employment opportunities by kindling an early interest in students

Modfab is based in Wollongong, New South Wales, the traditional country of the Wodi Wodi tribe of the First Nations People. We teach based on the Australian Curriculum and conduct 3D printing workshops and training courses nationally.

We’re accredited Certificate IV trainers. Our working relationships include TAFE, Teacher Training Australia, The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation and the various state education departments.

If you’re looking for 3D printing workshops or looking to involve your students or community members in design and technology, get in touch now. 

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