Fabrication facilities

Got a big idea? Our fabrication facilities – and enthusiastic support staff – will help you make it real. From amazing lasers to 3D printers to traditional crafts and skills, our facilities will help you bring your ideas to life.

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What’s waiting for you?

Fabrication facilities  – FAB as many students call them – are based at City Campus, spanning Bower Ashton and Spike Island.

With a range of new things to learn, try and do, these cross-disciplinary spaces are open to everyone. Friendly, welcoming and supportive, you might find a lifelong passion and new friends as you explore new techniques for your latest project.

Fabrication Centre

Extensive and expertly equipped, the main fabrication centre is based at Bower Ashton. Here are just some of the things you can learn, supported by our skilled technical instructors:

  • Casting (plaster, resin, concrete, metal, glass, silicone)
  • Stain glass fabrication
  • Sandblasting
  • Wax casting
  • Welding
  • Glazes and drawing with glaze
  • Enamelling
  • Transfer-printing
  • Painting
  • Plastic fabrication
  • Steam bending
  • Lost foam casting
  • Plasma cutting
  • Lathing
  • Latex making
  • Hand carving
  • Silversmithing

Laser facilities

Our Fabrication Laser suite – and the skilled technical instructors who work here – can be applied to create amazing things. Industry-standard machines and software have been used for everything from pattern cutting leather and making belt buckles through to 3D printing mechanisms for wildlife filming traps.

  • Industry-standard 3D scanners
  • Resin printers
  • CNC routing machine
  • Four laser cutters for cutting and engraving

Good to know: Our experts run introduction sessions where you’ll be empowered to learn. What’s more, specialist technical staff have the experience, practical knowledge and the creativity to assist, no matter how unusual your project might be.