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Make it Workshop: introduction to digital fabrication prototyping

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Make it Workshops provide insight into the research and prototyping process through understanding the capabilities of the latest fabrication tools and what you need to work with them. All MAKE IT events demonstrate the equipment of the AUB workshop and digital fabrication lab and are tutored by professional designers.

On completion of this programme, you can apply for an Access Voucher to use our workshop facilities for your own prototyping project. These facilities include: 5 axis CNC, 3 axis CNC, 8×4′ router, laser cutters and SLS 3D printer.

MAKE IT workshop outline

This workshop will explore the capabilities of digital fabrication for prototyping, including CNC milling, CNC routing and 3D SLS printing. You will learn about various industry standard design software, enabling you to better plan your prototyping and manufacturing process.

The level of tuition is aimed at those with an interest in building their capabilities for prototyping. You may have some digital design experience (such as SketchUp), come from a non-digital design background or have a project you intend to prototype using our facilities but don’t know where to start. Each attendee will receive a MAKE IT handbook containing key information covered in the workshop as well as useful pointers for ongoing learning.

09.00 Introduction to digital fabrication prototyping

10.30 Break

11.00 Overview of design software for prototyping and how to plan your project

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Tour of the workshop and introduction to machines with examples of capabilities


To be eligible for this workshop you must complete a short application form which we will send you after your Eventbrite registration. Registering on Eventbrite alone does not confirm your place on the programme.

More about AUB outreach

For more information on AUB’s Innovate and Test series of events, please contact the event organiser. We offer a range of workshops and talks, free-of-charge, to the Dorset business community including START IT, for those looking to move from innovative idea to workable concept and the DESIGN IT lectures.

We are able to offer these events for free due to the generous support of our European Structural Investment Funding programme. For more information about how AUB could support your Dorset business through funding, facilities or expertise, please visit our industry page.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available in the car park at the back of campus. Please let the organiser know if you would like a campus map. Alternatively, regular buses run to the universities from Poole and Bournemouth.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Lucy Devall, Innovation Officer [email protected]


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

This event is open to Dorset businesses. We will be in touch before the event to confirm registration details. You do not need to bring a printed ticket.


Where is the event being held?

On arrival, please go to South House main reception on the Arts University Bournemouth campus.


Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
01202 533011


Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
Arts University
Bournemouth, Dorset BH12 5HH United Kingdom
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01202 533011
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