The new Fabrication Laboratory Westminster, launched April 2015, provides an innovative learning environment, inspiring and preparing students for digital fabrication in the 21st century.
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A major extension of our existing architecture workshops and suite of 3D printers and laser cutters, Fabrication Laboratory Westminster includes two purpose-built spaces, offering advanced digital making facilities. It is equipped with flexible computer-controlled tools, covering a wide range of scales, materials and processes.
The new digital equipment enables design and fabrication processes including ABS and plaster 3D printing, CNC knife cutting, large-scale CNC routing, CNC metal milling and robot fabrication. The collection of robots uniquely includes an industrial robot arm running on a five-metre rail across a window visible from Marylebone Road.
"The new fabrication laboratory will allow students to immerse themselves in and explore the exciting and rapidly expanding field of digital fabrication. It gives them a fantastic opportunity to produce work of the highest quality, offering new design possibilities and creative outcomes."
Dr David Scott, Senior Lecturer and academic leader for the Fabrication Laboratory Westminster
Fabrication Laboratory Westminster will also offer specialist training short courses as well as new areas of support for research and PhD students.