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B-made operates two workshops within UCL. Bartlett and Here East students, staff and researchers may complete a B-made Induction to gain access to these facilities. Find out more below.

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Workshop access

The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange aggregates various analogue and digital fabrication strategies and facilities. The general 'workshop' areas and relevent information to overall B-made facilties are described throughout this page.

B-made is open on weekdays from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM to users who have completed the B-made Induction. We close for lunch from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM every day. Workshop users must use their workshop card to 'check-in' to the workshop through the B-made Hub. No payment is required for the use of the workshop or its equipment but nominal deposits are required to ensure tools and equipment are cared for and returned.  


The B-made Induction

Part 1 

The first step to completing the induction is to complete the B-made Moodle course. This contains videos, lessons and quizzes to help new workshop users from any background or skill set understand the essentiall principles of B-made workshop etiquette, tool use and important health and safety information.  

Part 2

The second step to completing the B-made induction is to complete the in-person training, which you can book through our Moodle page. This training course provides practical training in drilling with rotary power tools, cutting with power tools, laser-cutting and 3D printing. On completion, a workshop card will be provided; these are specific to individuals and must be used to access the workshop.

Throughout October Inductions will take place as follows:

  • B-made at 22 Gordon Street: Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday
  • B-made at Here East: Thursday / Friday

We recommend you complete the Induction as soon as possible:

B-made hosts three weeks of Inductions throughout October translating to over 1000 slots for students to participate in the in-person training. These slots are listed below. Sign up on a first come - first served basis.  Session sizes are limited to ensure all attendees can participate in the hands-on learning and the tool training.  If you are unable to sign up for a preferred slot, you can chose to show up and be on 'standby' as usually a few students show up late or forget their Certificate of Completion. If you do not prioritise taking advantage of these October sessions, there will be opportunities to get inducted; but please be cautioned...

After the three weeks of October sessions listed below are complete, we offer only a few session throughout the year and end Inductions in late May. These additional sessions are scheduled at times that minimise disruption to workshop operations not according to individuals' requests and are only scheduled once there is enough demand from a number of people who need Inductions.  B-made must do this because Inductions disrupt workshop access to other users. We schedule Inductions in this way to minimise the impact on other student users of B-made who are already inducted and who are in need of regular access to the workshop to complete their projects.   Note that Term 1 is now B-made's busiest time of year at both sites so there are limited Induction opportunities outside of those listed below and no Inductions in November or December. We monitor participation and interest in our Inductions throughout October to make sure those who want to get Inducted as soon as possible are able to do so.

B-made Moodle Course


 B-made workshop equipment

The equipment listed below is a general summary. Find more specific information on our numerical manufacturing equipment such as laser cutting, CNCs, robotics and 3D printing on each page. Please note that there are variations in the equipment and machinery available at each site.

22 Gordon Street

22 Gordon Street Metal Working Area

Wood-working:

  • pillar drills
  • bandsaws
  • lathe
  • tablesaw
  • planer / thicknesser
  • carving tools / chisels / etc.
  • various standard and specialist hand tools and power tools 

Metal-working 

  • MIG and TIG welding
  • brazing
  • metal cut-off saw
  • metal bandsaw
  • lathes
  • bridgeport milling machine
  • guillotine
  • metal sheet roller
  • tube bending

Other analgoue equipment 

  • vacuum-former
  • kiln

Numerical manufacturing 

Here East

Here East Metal Working Area

Wood-working:

  • pillar drills
  • bandsaws
  • tablesaw
  • planer / thicknesser
  • wall saw
  • carving tools / chisels / etc.
  • various standard and specialist hand tools and power tools 

Metal-working 

  • MIG and TIG welding
  • metal cut-off saw
  • metal bandsaw
  • lathe
  • bridgeport milling machine
  • guillotine
  • metal sheet roller
  • brake press

Numerical manufacturing


The team 

The B-made team is made up of technicians, teaching fellows in manufacturing and managers. These staff work together across both sites to support the technical knowledge required to facilitate the scope of our operations. The team are also there to support students and staff in the development of their projects.

The B-made team is a critical component to pedagogy of The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange, in it is ethos of training and empowering designers and researchers to quesiton and challenge the thresholds of manufacturing and design, and how a recipricol approach can advance design thinking and the future of manufacturing.

B-made enquires

Peter Scully, Technical Director
p.scully@ucl.ac.uk

Viktoria Viktorija, Operations Manager
v.viktorija@ucl.ac.uk

Niamh Grace, Workshop Manager, 22 Gordon Street
n.grace@ucl.ac.uk

David Shanks, Project Manager, Acting Here East Workshop Manager
d.r.shanks@ucl.ac.uk

 


 Health and Safety 

Health and Safety

B-made strives to deliver a cutting-edge resource for manufacturing and considers its Health and Safety practices to be paramount. The B-made Induction is the baseline entry requirement. It ensures all workshop users are trained on essential tools, evacuations plans, first aid procedures and workshop conduct so that all users can operate safetly. All workshop users must share a commitment to operating safetly and concientiously within the workshop.  

UCL staff and students can visit B-made's Health and Safety page for more information, Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments and other important Health and Safety documents.