3-D making facilities

Here at University of Westminster we have a number of workshops that you are able to access as a student of Westminster. To access these workshops you will need to do an induction at the start of the academic year, once you have done this, you will be able to use the facilities we have on offer here. Please note, some of the machines we have are for staff only.

You can sign up for an induction through your course leader at the beginning of the year. The workshop opening hours are currently Monday to Friday, 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 (term time only). Please note, there is no access outside of these hours. If you need access to the workshops outside of these hours, you need to negotiate access with staff, as not all the staff are available during holiday periods. For access outside of the standard opening hours, please contact the 3D workshops team.

The main work areas we have are:

Metal fabrication

  • Lathe
  • Milling machine
  • Welders Mig and Tig
  • Plasma cutter
  • Oxy acetylene
  • Box bender
  • Metal guillotine
  • Metal rollers
  • Cut off saw
  • Metal bandsaw
  • Fly press

Mould and casting workshop 

  • Lathe
  • Wax melting pot
  • Throwing wheel
  • Glass polishing wheel
  • Resin polishing wheel
  • Dry cabinet
  • Hot wire cutter


  • 2 Kilns
  • 3 Test Kilns
  • Potter’s wheel

Wood work

  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Pillar drill
  • Lathe
  • Planner thicknesses
  • Underpinner
  • Chop saw
  • Bobbing sander
  • Circular sander
  • Mortiser
  • Framing Mitre Guillotine

We also have a laser cutter. It has a bed size of 1250x900mm and is able to work with a number of different materials. There are a number of materials we cannot cut. Please follow the link for more information about access of the laser cutter. You will need to contact the technician to use the laser cutter.


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