Ceramic, Wood & Metals

Designblok also use traditional fabrication processes crucial to the design and make process incorporating a conventional machine shop able to work with wood and metals and a more specialist MakerLab facility working with ceramics, glass and precious metals.

Our MakerLab offers facilities for kiln formed glass, cast and fused, slumped and sagged and associated mould making. There are two small fusing kilns and a deep large flat-bed kiln ideal for slumping and sagging glass. The MakerLab also has finishing machines, grinders, polishers, belt linishers and glass drilling. There is also a large top loader for glass casting with a comprehensive programmer for long and complex annealing schedules.

High quality bespoke items, artefacts and custom pieces

The equipment for fine metalwork is excellent, with numerous jewellery bench places, a variety of hand tools, bench tools, guillotines, a Durston rolling mill, hydraulic press and a comprehensive collection of forming stakes. There are three Sievert torches that run off piped Propane gas located on Air Benches that are an effective extraction system. There is also an enamelling kiln and burnout kiln.

There are facilities for hand-building clay forms and four ceramic kilns, all the kilns have computerised programmers. The Maker Lab also has a small 40 watt Laser which works with the Illustrator program and an array of book binding equipment.

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3D Motion Capture

3D Motion Capture

Our advanced motion capture system allows us to digitally capture and quantify incredibly precise movements

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Laser Cutting and Engraving

Laser Cutting and Engraving

We have a range of laser cutting and engraving machines able to work with a range of materials including fine papers and card through to soft and hard woods, veneers, acrylic plastic, leather, fabrics, MDF, plywood, chocolate and stencil plastics

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3D Scanning

3D Scanning

Our range of 3D scanners digitally captures complex shape in full colour

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3D Printing

3D Printing

We have a diverse range of 3D printers used to build prototypes and objects through a series of cross sectional layers taken from CAD data

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CNC Machining

CNC Machining

We work with clients from the initial design and development of ideas through to the creation of CAD data in preparation to machine large or complex parts in a variety of materials

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CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD 3D modelling is at the heart of how we maximize the benefits of 3D fabrication technologies and as a tool to help test, simulate and validate new product ideas

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