Fabrication Workshop

The fabrication 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 introduction of CNC equipment in this facility 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. In addition this gives the facility modern, industry standard technology with which to support research activities and local industry for engineering innovation projects.

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Our fabrication workshop allows you to work collaboratively on big projects.
Our fabrication workshop allows you to work collaboratively on big projects.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • MAKA MK7 5 axis full sheet (2m x 1m) CNC router
  • Mazak Space Gear U44 5 axis half sheet laser cutter with rotary chuck for tubing
  • Omax-Maxiem 1515 5 axis half sheet waterjet cutter
  • Omax-Maxiem 1530 2/3 axis full sheet waterjet cutter
  • Adira BB2512 Press brake
  • Surface/cylindrical grinder
  • Radial arm drill
  • Grinding wheels and polishing disks
  • Mechanical guillotine
  • MIG/TIG/Oxyacetylene welding
  • Spot welder
  • Sheet metal rollers/benders
  • Bead blasting cabinet
  • Various hand tools


9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Where possible and with prior arrangement, staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable.


The Fabrication Workshop can be found in 011, 001 of the Wharf Building

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