The Fabrication Lab is a facility of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. We provide the analogue and digital tools, spaces and expertise to make, experiment and explore ideas through making.
The Fabrication Lab has a range of CNC machines from a tangential knife to 7 axis robotic arms. We have mills to machine topography or cut large complex 1:1 tests, or smaller 'mini' mills to quickly machine smaller models, components or molds for casting. Whatever the project, or material, whether it is 2 axis, 3 axis or more that you need we have a CNC that is suitable.
Our 3D printing felicities range from open access makerbots that you can come, plug in and print, to more advanced printers that print in a range of materials and colours.
The Lab is open to all currently enrolled students and staff of the Faculty, and will be opening to outside professional members from next year. The PrintShop is available to use straight away, and you are welcome to see what is happening in the Podium Lab. For anything else, you'll need to register.
Here in the Fabrication lab we have four Trotec laser cutters ranging in power from 30W to 100W. These machines are ideal for detailed cutting and engraving. They are particularly suited for scale architectural models but there possibilities do not end there. For both beginner and advanced users they are both accesesable as well as being a powerful fabrication tool.
The Print Shop within the fabrication Lab provides two options for large format printing.
fABE FABRICATION LAB
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00 - 17.00 (Peak Periods)
020 3506 7173