Thursday, 21 September 2017

Welcome to the new academic year 2017/18

We'd like to give a big welcome to all new students and those returning for another academic year!

Over the coming weeks things will be picking up and the machine shop inductions dates are now up.
We have some extra machine shop inductions for the Live Projects on the 2nd & 4th of October to get you going on your new projects.

What's new at the workshop?


Over the summer we have been busy upgrading the machine shop.

Hegner Multicut Quick Scrollsaw
Mobile Bench with 2 x Hegner Multicut 1 & Extraction
We have 2 brand new Hegner Multicut Quick Scrollsaw's built into a table with integrated dust extraction.
It's a great improvement over our previous scrollsaw.
This is great for fine detail work in wood and acrylic. Has a large throat capacity and able to do angled cuts. It also has a really quick and simple mechanism for removing the blade to enable easy internal cuts.


Axminster BS11 Bandsaw



A bandsaw which is great for cutting smaller materials. Can be easily set up to do angled cuts.




We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Stuart & Rob

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Workshop Closure Wednesday 5th July

The Workshop will be CLOSED all day on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

Staff will be undertaking training so will not be available on site

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank You!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Summer clear out

We please request that anything you want to keep that is still in the workshops be removed by 12:00pm  Monday 19th June

Anything left after this time will be treated as waste and dealt with accordingly.
CLEAR OUT
by 12:00pm Monday 19th June


Help us to keep your area clean by clearing out both your wanted and unwanted items NOW!

Workshop opening

Thanks to a successful exhibition set up, the workshop will be opening from 11am today.

The lasers will also be open and bookable as usual.

Good luck with your set up.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Exhibition week (12.06 - 16.06)

Preliminary plans are for the workshop to be closed the week leading up to the exhibition.

This is to allow staff to fabricate new structures and set up boards.If everything runs smoothly we will be able to re-open, but please do not leave anything important for this week.

I strongly advise any model making or base fabrication that you need for the exhibition is done next week!

Thursday, 25 May 2017


Please be aware that the workshop will be closed for the morning of 30th of May to facilitate the 6th Year exam set up.

We plan to re-open at 14:00. If not I will update here, so please check before coming down!

Laser bookings have been temporarily blocked and will be released before opening.

Monday, 15 May 2017

In order to set up for 6th year examinations we are running altered opening hours next week.

Please organise yourself accordingly.

Workshop Hours Monday 22nd - Friday 26th May:

Monday        08:30 - 12:30   13:30 - 15:30
Tuesday       08:30 - 12:30   13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday  08:30 - 12:30
Thursday      08:30 - 12:30 
Friday           08:30 - 12:30    



This applies to ALL facilities and rooms at the George Porter Workshops.

If you require a drill or toolkit to use at the Arts Tower, please collect one in advance of closures.