CNC Manufacturing Workshop

CNC Manufacturing Workshop

UCLan believes in giving students genuine hands on experience using the latest equipment. Most engineering equipment is therefore concentrated in the main student workshop.

The Engineering Innovation Centre CNC advanced manufacturing workshop allows students to gain real understanding and appreciation of the design and manufacturing process. In the process students will also gain a variety of practical manufacturing skills.

The workshop includes high quality machines with features such as 5 axis machining and Windows based 3D colour operating systems including ‘conversational’ software options.

The introduction of new CNC equipment such as the Hurco VMX with advanced verification graphics opens up opportunities for rapid manufacture of components from a range of materials for use with student project work from a range of disciplines and for use in the curriculum for engineering students.  In addition, this gives the facility modern, industry-standard technology with which to support local industry for engineering innovation projects.

Student and academic

students in workshop

Equipment list

Hurco VMX-42-SRTI with Dormer Pramet tooling
4no. XYZ SMX2500 3 axis CNC/manual milling machines
1no. XYZ SMX4000 3 axis CNC/manual milling machine
4no. XYZ SLX1630 CNC/manual Lathes
1no. XYZ SLX425 CNC/manual Lathe
1no. XYZ SLX355 CNC/manual Lathe
Okuma Genos L200E - MY CNC lathe
HAAS VF 2SS 3/5 axis vertical CNC machining centre
Pillar drill
Various hand tools
FARO Edge and Prime co-ordinate measurement/scanning arms


EIC CNC Workshop

'Boz' Boyle | Senior Technical Instructor
+44 (0)1772 89 2860 | EIC/LG14

Andy Russell | Technical Instructor
+44 (0)1772 89 2860 | EIC/LG14

Stuart Crook | Technical Instructor
+44 (0)1772 89 2860 | EIC/LG14


Duncan Taylor | Technician | Stores
+44 (0)1772 89 3357 | | EIC/LG14

Opening Times

Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times)

Parts order form

Workshop services order form