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  There are some operational changes which are taking place in Trafford Fab Lab.   During December and January the lab will be undergoing some refurbishment and improvement works which will impact on access and availability:   From 12 December 2017 to 31 January 2018, the lab will be closed for free public access. Commercial machine hire will still be available during this period, apart from Christmas closure. Please note that Fab Lab will be closed over the Christmas period from Wednesday 20th December until we reopen our doors on Wednesday 3 January 2018.   When we reopen in the new…

October 31st, 2017

Steve Robinson has been making guitars since his first attempt in the woodwork shop while he was at school. He now has 15 at home that he can’t bear to part with.   He decided to create his next work of art at Trafford Fab Lab using our Shopbot CNC milling machine and our laser cutter. And the end result is stunning.   Says Steve: “I did the Fab Lab Christmas decorations course to see how it all worked and to get the health and safety briefing. I thought it was a good way to learn. I saw lots of different ideas.…

October 31st, 2017

Fab Lab provided the solution to Morgan James Consulting Puzzles   When Lily Newman, Managing Director of Morgan James Consulting, was looking for help to create some bespoke business simulations for her clients she went to Trafford Fab Lab for help. Delighted with the final result, she keeps coming back for more.   Says Lily: “We went down to the Fab Lab with our Blue Peter style mock up with sticky backed plastic.   “The team there were fantastic. They asked some great questions like what materials we wanted and two weeks later we ordered 12 sets, and then we ordered…

October 31st, 2017

After 10 years as a dancer Neb Abbott retrained in product design, and now hand crafts stunning lampshades inspired by nature.   And it’s all thanks to the Trafford Fab Lab.   Says Neb: “My parents had always made greenwood furniture so I thought I would have a go. I moved up to Manchester and found the Fab Lab and started to make furniture and then started experimenting with lampshades.    “I started to turn it in to a business and started doing the Maker’s Market in West Didsbury and then a year ago I opened a stall at Altrincham Market. …

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0161 928 0809
hello@gmfablabs.co.uk

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