TechCreate was initially founded as a MakerSpace. In the beginning, Matt Eve knew that a laser cutter was an essential tool to incorporate due to the versatility of the technology and how easily it could be applied to wide-ranging projects and materials. After extensive research to find a suitable machine, Matt and his colleagues narrowed their search down to two potential suppliers, one of which was Trotec.
To make an informed decision on which laser to invest in, Matt booked a demonstration at Trotec's Dublin showroom. During the demonstration, it became apparent that the laser machines lived up to their market-leading reputation. Trotec's area manager allowed Matt to rigorously test the showroom machines, processing a range of materials, each time achieving consistent, high-quality results. This, combined with the high quality of the laser machine made Matt confident that Trotec should be their supplier of choice, with the team purchasing a Speedy 300 laser cutter soon after.
During the makerspace's lifetime, various technologies have been added to complement the Speedy laser, including a CNC machine, 3D printer and embroidery machines. When the decision to move into a new service-orientated direction was made, many of these technologies were removed. The laser cutter and 3D printer were chosen to take the studio forward with this new venture.