Lightning Lab Manufacturing Reunion

2nd August 2016By Amelia DevineAlumni, Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Manufacturing Spotlight

From September to November 2015, seven unique hardware startups participated in Lightning Lab Manufacturing (LLMFG) – New Zealand’s first business accelerator focusing on physical products, based in the heart of Lower Hutt. On 28th July, seven months after the accelerator, a reunion was held right back where it all started at 125 High Street. We got to … Read More

Gordon Dykes | Fre3FormD

25th May 2016By Amelia Devine3D Printing, Manufacturing Spotlight

3D printing is profoundly changing the way we view our everyday problems. What the internet did for computing, 3D printing will do for manufacturing. I talked to fellow 1A resident Gordon Dykes who built on years of industry experience in electronics and manufacturing to found Fre3formD. Fre3FormD make 3D delta printers which are designed and … Read More

Jack Candlish | Organic Dynamic

17th May 2016By Amelia DevineLightning Lab Manufacturing, Manufacturing Spotlight, Woodwork

About 2 years ago Jack Candlish combined his love of woodwork with a passion for surfing and started producing wooden surfboards. In August 2015 Jack was a part of Creative HQ’s first Lightning Lab Manufacturing programme, run out of the space now known as 1st Assembly, in The Hutt. Jack recently came in to chat … Read More