The Design Futures Lab has eleven different spaces (including one in the Red Centre) each of which houses a unique group of machines, materials and making possibilities.
Because of the diversity of each space, different badge training is required for certain rooms and machines. Below is an overview of each space.
The DFL Wood Workshop is a comprehensively outfitted workshop to allow staff students to perform all the tasks required for the making of models and prototypes for their courses.
The Laser Cutting section of the Digital Fabrication Lab houses 6 laser cutters, a Zund vinyl cutter and the Design Futures Lab shop.
The Metal Workshop is a space equipped with a large range of equipment for work with sheet metal, wire and metal tube.
The Robotic Collab is a lab that allow staff and students to access the latest in Kuka Collaborative Robots.
Equipped with large work benches, foam cutters and desktop computers, the 24/7 space is an area for students work on projects.
The Plastics Lab houses 2 vacuum formers, an oven and 2 strip heaters to facilitate the various plastic work required by students and staff.
A satellite facility to our main Digital Fabrication Lab the Red Centre Digital Fabrication Lab is open during term time only.
The 3D Printing section of the Digital Fabrication Lab houses a wide range of 3D printing options.
The new renovated Spray Booth is an enclosed area used for the spray painting of fabricated items in both water base and solvent base paints