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Prototyping Workshops

Our prototyping workshops are the perfect place to test and develop your designs and products. You'll find student product designers, furniture designers and architectural designers in this space.

This space is well equipped with bench spaces and a range of equipment including hand tools, CNC manufacture, pillar drills, sanding machines and CNC lathes. You'll be fully trained on the machinery and well supported by our expert technical and academic teams.

MAU woodwork workshop

Bench Spaces

Our bench spaces enable you to work on everything from basic prototypes in cardboard and foam, through to finished pieces of furniture or visual prototypes.

Hand tools

We have a variety of hand tools available for all students to use, including hammers, saws, screwdrivers, spanners, files, clamps and measuring and marking tools.

Haas CNC machining centre

The Haas Super Mini Mill is used to make components/parts from metals and some plastics.

Using a milling machine is one of the most commonly used processes in industry for machining parts to specific sizes and shapes. You might use our HAAS machine develop and design your projects.

Pillar drills

We have four pillar drills that are free-standing machines that use a motor to rotate a bit with variable speed ranges. The drills can be used to cut holes of different diameters into different types of material such as wood or plastics.

Sanding machines

We have a range of sanding machines used by students across all courses, used to prepare surfaces and furniture for a high-quality finish.

MAU CNC lathe

Ajax Fusion part CNC lathe

The CNC lathe is used to make turned components and parts that are symmetrical around their central axis, from metals and some plastics.

You might be taught to use this machine for cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, and deformation of metal based materials. You can use this equipment for metalworking, woodturning, metal spinning and thermal spraying.