About UsAt the Machine Workshop we believe that it is critical for every designer to understand how things are constructed, and the best way to learn is to build it yourself. We pride ourselves on providing all the key tools, technology, training and support you need from a range of local experienced furniture designers, architects, fabricators and woodworkers. At the Machine Workshop you can work with materials like timber, foam, plastics and aluminium on a range of machines and hand tools to create furniture, full scale building mockups, prototypes and architectural models to name a few. If you have an idea for a project you want to create, we’ll be able to help you build it.
The Maker Spaces are advanced fabrication and making space that require students and staff to undergo training before they can access the services and facilities.
Our Knowledge Base as an always-evolving collection of guides, tutorials and curated resources for you to use and engage with the Machine Workshop.
The machine workshop has the ability to deal with a wide range of materials including timber, metals and plastics. You will find a selection of material in the workshop that is free for use but if you can't find what you're looking for you will need to purchase material for your project.
The Machine Workshop has a large collection of generic workshop tools along with more specialised woodworking tools including Japanese hand saws, a variety of carving chisels and hand-planes. If there is a hand tool that you need, you'll probably find it in the machine workshop.
The Machine Workshop has a large range of power tools that rely on additional power sources and other than sole manual labour. The workshop collection include sanders, routers, circular saws, and specialised joinery machines.
The Machine Workshop has a comprehensive collection of fixed machinery available for use to easily manage various tasks like cutting, shaping, drilling etc which are to be carried out on a variety of materials. As these machines machines come with higher safety risk ratings, Level 3 Inductions must be completed for each machine.