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Prototyping workshops

State-of-the art prototyping, product development, and batch production facilities in Brighton and Slough. Plus X Innovation workshops are equipped with world-class machinery and led by a specialist workshop team to help your product get to market faster.

We pride ourselves on being a non-judgmental space where you're invited to make mistakes, get messy, and fail with the support of our community of makers on a mission.

Our workshops

Man working on machine in heavy workshop
Slough
For high-precision engineering and manufacturing prototypes in metal, plastic or wood.
Heavy workshop - Slough

Troteq Q400

Roland MDX540

PROXXON DS 460

Troteq Q400
Laser Cutters
  • Laser Cutter
  • 1000mm x 600mm cut area
  • 100 Watt laser
Roland MDX540
Milling Machines
  • CNC milling machine
  • Bed size – 500 x 400 x 125mm, Spindle speed range – 400 – 12,000 rpm, Maximum feed rate – 125mm/sec
  • Resolution: – 0,001mm, Spindle motor – 400W

PROXXON DS 460
Saws
  • Number of strokes: 900 or 1,400/min
  • Lifting height: 18 mm
  • Max. cutting depth: 60 mm
    (in wood) at 45°: 35 mm
  • Table: 400 x 250 mm
SCANTOOL 16AEF
Drills
  • Chuck Capacity – 16 mm
  • Distance, Spindle to column – 190 mm
  • Max.Spindle travel – 80 mm
  • Max.distance chuck to table – 745 mm

COTECH
Sander/Sandblaster
  • Sanding disc Ø 150 mm
  • Work table 160 × 225 mm
  • Sanding belt 100 × 915 mm
  • Table tilt 0–45°
  • Belt assembly tilt 0–90°

Person wearing mask in workshop
Slough
Achieve professional finish in your prototypes using our extraction booth
Fume cupboard - Slough

Spray booth

Degasing chamber

Spray gun

Extraction

Degasing chamber
Graphics & Finishing
Spray booth
Graphics & Finishing
Spray gun
Graphics & Finishing
Extraction
Graphics & Finishing
PCB room
Slough
Take your prototypes to the next level by making your own PCBs
PCB Room - Slough

PCB Etching

Degasing chamber

Spray booth

PCB Etching
Electronics Equipment
Degasing chamber
Graphics & Finishing
Spray booth
Graphics & Finishing
Spray gun
Graphics & Finishing
Extraction
Graphics & Finishing
Person using the spray booth
Brighton
Add the finishing touches to your prototype in a safe environment
Spray booth - Brighton

Apollo Spray Gun

Apollo Spray Gun
Other Tools
Person working in the bio area in the Brighton workshop
Brighton
Work with materials such as plaster and silicone, or develop new biomaterials.
Bio area and wet lab - Brighton

Degassing Vacuum Chamber

Other Bio Area and Wet Lab Information

Degassing Vacuum Chamber
Other Tools
  • Useful for casting and moulding, removing bubbles from silicone and resin
  • Can be used for dehydrating substances
  • Other Bio Area and Wet Lab Information
    Other Tools
  • Fridge, Oven, Dehydrator, Hobs, Sink
  • AML Z3 X500 Tensile Tester - Website* Loading cells = 5kN and 500N
  • 26 kN toggle press with coupon die cutters
  • RS pro ultrasonic cleaner
  • Person working in the Brighton Fablab
    Brighton
    Realise digital designs in 3D as part of the global Fablab network
    Fablab - Brighton

    Trotec Speedy 300

    3devo 350 Filament Extrusion System

    Roland SRM 20 CNC Milling Machine

    Trotec Speedy 300
    Laser Cutters
  • High accuracy CO2 laser cutter
  • Bed size: 720 x 430 mm
  • Cut up 6 mm thick flat pieces of material
  • Materials: Plywood, Card, Acrylic, Foam (subject to verification)
  • 3devo 350 Filament Extrusion System
    Other Tools
  • Experimental filament extrusion machine
  • Can produce 1.75 or 3mm (2.75mm) filament, or anything inbetweeen.
  • Can work with PLA, PETG (More to come when fume extraction is in place)
  • Roland SRM 20 CNC Milling Machine
    Milling Machines
  • Working area: 203 x 152 x 60 mm
  • Typically used for milling copper PCBs and small 2.5 axis jobs such as wax or foam moulds
  • Roland GS 24 Vinyl Cutter
    Other Tools

    Rolls - 610 mm (l) x 25 meters (w)

    Prusa i3 MK3S FDM 3D Print Farm
    3D Printers
  • 6 x FDM 3D Printers
  • Build volume = 210 (l) x 210 (w) x 250 (h) mm
  • PETG and PLA filament
  • Brighton heavy workshop
    Brighton
    Best for big prototypes
    Heavy workshop - Brighton

    Trotec Q500 Laser Cutter

    JessEm Mast-R-II Router Table

    Heavy Workshop Hand Power Tools

    JessEm Mast-R-II Router Table
    Other Tools
    Itech Auto tool changer CNC router
    Other Tools
  • 5 Tool ATC
  • Vacuum hold-down bed
  • 2.2Kw spindle, suitable for anything up to soft metals like Aluminium / Brass
  • V-carve support, simple to use / learn compared to fusion 360 or other CAM packages
  • Trotec Q500 Laser Cutter
    Laser Cutters
  • 120 Watts
  • Bed size: 1300 x 900 mm
  • Cut up 15 mm thick flat pieces of material
  • Roland MDX540
    Milling Machines
    • CNC milling machine
    • Bed size – 500 x 400 x 125mm, Spindle speed range – 400 – 12,000 rpm, Maximum feed rate – 125mm/sec
    • Resolution: – 0,001mm, Spindle motor – 400W

    Formech 450DT
    Other Tools
  • Forming area of 430 x 280 mm
  • We also have a trimmer for finished moulds
  • 3D printer in the Central Research Laboratory workshop
    Slough
    Best for big prototypes
    Electronics workshop - Slough

    Prusa I3 MK3S+

    Ultimaker 2+ Extended

    Formlabs Form 3L

    Ultimaker 2+
    3D Printers
    • FDM 3D Printer
    • Build Volume – 22.3cm x 22.3cm x 20.5cm, Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/ 0.6/ 0.8 mm, Filament Diameter – 2.85mm
    • PLA and PETG only

    Raise Pro 2 Plus
    3D Printers
    • FDM 3D Printer
    • Single Extrusion Print: 12 × 12 × 23.8 inch/ 305 × 305 × 605 mm, Dual Extrusion Print: 11 × 12 × 23.8 inch/ 280 × 305 × 605 mm, Filament Diameter – 1.75 mm, Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.2/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm
    • Supported Materials – PLA/ ABS/ HIPS/ PC/ TPU/ TPE/ PETG/ ASA/ PP/ PVA/ Nylon/ Glass Fiber Infused/ Carbon Fiber Infused/ Metal Fill/ Wood Fill

    Prusa I3 MK3S+
    3D Printers
    • FDM 3D Printer
    • Build Volume: 25×21×21 cm (9.84″”×8.3″”×8.3″”), Filament Diameter: 1.75mm, Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/0.6/0.8 mm
    • PLA and PETG Only
    Ultimaker 2+ Extended
    3D Printers
    • FDM 3D Printer
    • Build Volume – 22.3cm x 22.3cm x 30.5cm, Filament Diameter – 2.85mm, Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/ 0.6/ 0.8 mm
    • PLA and PETG only

    Formlabs
    Curing & Washing
    • SLA Curing & Washing
    • Heat and UV curing system
    • Isoproplyn Alcohol Wash system
    Man working on machine in heavy workshop
    Slough
    For high-precision engineering and manufacturing prototypes in metal, plastic or wood.
    Heavy workshop - Slough

    Troteq Q400

    Roland MDX540

    PROXXON DS 460

    Troteq Q400
    Laser Cutters
    • Laser Cutter
    • 1000mm x 600mm cut area
    • 100 Watt laser
    Roland MDX540
    Milling Machines
    • CNC milling machine
    • Bed size – 500 x 400 x 125mm, Spindle speed range – 400 – 12,000 rpm, Maximum feed rate – 125mm/sec
    • Resolution: – 0,001mm, Spindle motor – 400W

    PROXXON DS 460
    Saws
    • Number of strokes: 900 or 1,400/min
    • Lifting height: 18 mm
    • Max. cutting depth: 60 mm
      (in wood) at 45°: 35 mm
    • Table: 400 x 250 mm
    SCANTOOL 16AEF
    Drills
    • Chuck Capacity – 16 mm
    • Distance, Spindle to column – 190 mm
    • Max.Spindle travel – 80 mm
    • Max.distance chuck to table – 745 mm

    COTECH
    Sander/Sandblaster
    • Sanding disc Ø 150 mm
    • Work table 160 × 225 mm
    • Sanding belt 100 × 915 mm
    • Table tilt 0–45°
    • Belt assembly tilt 0–90°

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    Moving into a dedicated hardware space has been a huge step for our organisation. It allowed us to quadruple our prototyping speed and perfect our technology in ways we didn't think possible.
    Andrei Danescu
    Co-founder and CEO,
     BotsAndUs

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