Supporting the Maker Movement at Salford.
The Maker Space is an additive manufacturing and digital fabrication facility. It enables students and staff to learn real-world engineering skills in the applications of digital fabrication, iterative design and innovation processes.
The Maker Space includes the Morson Engine Room which was established with the generous support of Salford-based Morson Group, the UK’s number one technical recruiter. The Morson Engine Room enables our students to learn how to use industry standard manufacturing and inspection machinery and to develop the skills and experience needed by industry and employers.
Make in Salford
Make in Salford is our motto to drive innovate processes to problem solve with new technologies and digital methods. In these technology packed spaces, students will acquire real-world engineering skills and gain hands-on training with support from our expert technical team to develop the skills and experience needed by industry and employers.
The Maker Space aims to inspire students, staff, researchers and industry to collaborate, help innovate traditional processes, and problem solve, to “Make in Salford”. Our spaces are filled with new technologies and digital methods to enable our students to acquire real-world engineering skills and gain hands-on training with support from our expert technical team.
Explore digital fabrication
Students have open access to the Maker Space to explore digital fabrication both within curriculum and on personal projects. We have a variety of 3D printing technology in addition to laser and vinyl cutters and electronics development spaces.
Students have open access to the Maker Space to explore digital fabrication both within curriculum and on personal projects.
- 3D printing – Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers, large format printing and metal additive manufacturing.
- Waterjet cutting – Omax Maxiem 1515 5 Axis waterjet which will machine a wide range and thickness of materials from metals and composites to glass and plastics.
- Laser cutting - Large format CO2, Epilog FusionPro 48 and Gravograph LS 900
- Digital and optical microscopes and metrology instrumentation.
- We also have several clean workspaces for electronics as well as a dedicated computer suite for Computer Aided Design (CAD) classes.
Morson Engine Room
The Morson Engine Room is home to heavy duty, industrial grade machinery and equipped with a waterjet cutter, metal additive manufacturing, large format 3D printing, digital and optical microscopes and reverse engineering metrology instrumentation.
Guided by skilled engineers, students learn how to use and operate these machines to build skills in relation to design for manufacture, assembly and inspection.
Morson Group, is the UK's No.1 technical, aerospace and rail recruiter and a global recruitment specialist with their headquarters in Salford, UK. Morson Group form a unique blend of recruitment and design consultancy businesses comprising of Morson International, Vital Human Resources, The Bridge and Morson Projects.