3D Workshop


This workshop supports a range of 3D process and materials such as metals and plastics

A vacuum former

This workshop supports a range of 3D process using materials such as foam, model board, metals and plastics. We have a large format laser cutter which is used for a range of materials such as fabrics for fashion students and card, plastics and wood for Product/Interior Design students. We also have vacuum forming facilities and a range of specialist hand tools for shaping and finishing work pieces. This area serves as a 'build' area providing work bench space equipped with vices where necessary.


A student using a metal guillotine 

Students using a laser cutter 

A student using a pillar drill 

Key equipment available

Laser cutter (non metals)
Hand Tools
Work benches



Contact staff

Paul Butler | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3342 | Victoria Building VB042

Nigel Lewis | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 893201 | Hanover Building HR201

LIS Customer Support Team LISCustomerSupport@uclan.ac.uk
+44 (0)1772 89 5355




Victoria Building VB039, VB040


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).