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.
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.
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.
We have a range of sanding machines used by students across all courses, used to prepare surfaces and furniture for a high-quality finish.
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.
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You'll be fully inducted and trained to operate the machinery in our well-equipped workshop. This space is supplied with metal bending equipment, CNC lathes, 4 axis millers, plasma cutters, laser cutters, water jet cutters, and unique welding machinery.
You'll be able to develop your projects in this well-equipped space, facilitated with expert supervision from our workshop technicians. In here you'll find bansaws, sanders, 2D and 3D hot-wire cutting and vacuum forming machinery, milling machines, lathes and drills.
Our CAD tuition will take you from the basics to advanced level. You'll work with a range of programmes, including Solidworks which enables you to model designs in 3D space and output them through animations, rapid prototyping or through our manufacturing machine workshops.
3D Printing Studio
In our 3D Printing facility, you'll be able to produce models on CAD stations and then send it to print for it to be manufactured.