Let's build your prototype

Utilise The Melt’s Modern Manufacturing Centre (MMC) to build your prototype alongside industry experts using world-class equipment.

What support can you access?

Additive manufacturing

Access the additive manufacturing suite of 3D printers using metals, fibre reinforced materials and polymers to create components for prototypes and end use products.

Subtractive manufacturing

Access the subtractive manufacturing suite of CNC mills, CNC lathes, laser cutting equipment, pre-fabrication and post-fabrication tools to support mechanical testing and optimise designs.


Access the electronics suite of sensing, testing and validation equipment to assess component quality.


You will be supported by expert technical specialists to safely and productively get the most from the state-of-the-art tools and techniques.

Industrial design services

Access support from our Industrial Designers to develop functional, commercial products that meet the needs of your customers.


Cutting edge technology all in one place

On demand access

Dedicated technical expertise to support you

Subsidised pricing and funding support available

Risk free opportunity  to discover how to modernise your business

Access to network, education and other perks 

Getting started

1. Discovery

Click ‘Let's Talk’ to book a discovery session with The Melt to explore your idea and project and how you can utilise the Modern Manufacturing Centre.

2. Activation & onboarding

Click ‘Apply for membership’ to skip step 1 and sign up for a free membership. The Melt will activate your membership and onboard you to the facilities so you get the most from the centre.

3. Start building

You’ll be supported with your project through specialised training on the equipment, support to complete the project and expertise to guide you through.

Who is it for?

Access to the Modern Manufacturing Centre is for all businesses that want access to world-class facilities and expertise to help them build a prototype and discover opportunities to modernise their business and workflow processes in a risk-free environment. The centre is for small and large business including startups and scaleups. Regardless of where you are located, you are able to access the facilities that the Modern Manufacturing Centre has to offer.


There is a flexible, subsidised pricing structure available for every type of business, regardless of where you are located. Businesses located outside of the Muswellbrook Shire Council are able to become a member and access the facility for subsidised pricing that is well-below market rates. Local residents are able to access a further 50% discount thanks to support from the Muswellbrook Shire Council as they invest in the transformation, re-skilling and continued prosperity of the region.

The Modern Manufacturing Centre is located in NSW’s energy heartland in the regional centre of Muswellbrook (about 2.5 hours north of Sydney and 1.5 hours from Newcastle). The leading facility is easy to access, well-connected to logistics networks and supported by the infrastructure of a regional centre servicing the energy industry.

Yes, our team of industrial design, production and engineering experts can help you work through the process of developing, designing, producing and testing your prototype. As part of onboarding, we will introduce, familiarise and train you on the equipment to make sure you are able to get the most out of the facility.

You are welcome to give us a call to brief us on your problem and we can brainstorm how to solve the challenge together, or you can visit the facility and see the technology in action to explore how it can be used to make your business more efficient, productive and profitable.

Yes, we have helped small, medium and large businesses solve problems with quality, production, workflow process, design, product development, R&D, innovation and much more. Let’s talk and see how we can help you tackle those problems together.