Projects

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.

The Skills Support for the Workforce project was an intensive 6 day course aimed at businesses and craft practitioners. Participants were introduced to all the different approaches to designing and making that Fab Lab Plymouth has to offer. This included computer aided design using Rhino 3D and Illustrator, using the laser cutter, working with the different types of 3D printers that we have and subtractive modelling using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling. The course provided the skills needed to unlock the potential of digital fabrication for a variety of different  ideas, products and projects.

As well as getting makers up to speed with the latest digital tools our dedicated team of specialists helped with the development and refinement of individually focussed  work. With the help of expert guidance those on the course achieved outstanding results that changed the way they thought  about designing and making for ever, but don’t take our word for it - see what previous participants have said about the course...

"The FabLab has been an extraordinary experience, I have learnt so much from Ian and my fellow students on our recent short course. I can't wait to use the facilities on offer at the FabLab in our product development at Dartington Crystal."

— Emma Irvine, Design Technician at Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd

"It has opened up doors to new ways of thinking about projects that I have had on hold for many years. Now I can use scanning and printing of delicate objects instead of moulding and develop this into my bronze casting work. It feels great to see that the info learnt in just six sessions has opened up such possibilities."

— Luke Shepherd, Portrait Sculptor
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Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.
SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED is an exciting project that enables higher education institutions in Devon to collaborate with local SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.
Made@EU Made@EU

Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
Fab Lab in schools Fab Lab in schools

Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire digital makers, develop digital making skills in young people, and support the digital agenda within the curriculum.
HackFest HackFest

HackFest

Part of Venturefest South West, HackFest is a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future.
Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.
SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED is an exciting project that enables higher education institutions in Devon to collaborate with local SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.
Made@EU Made@EU

Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
Fab Lab in schools Fab Lab in schools

Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire digital makers, develop digital making skills in young people, and support the digital agenda within the curriculum.
HackFest HackFest

HackFest

Part of Venturefest South West, HackFest is a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future.