Hackspaces & Services

Here are a list of places around London that can help in production of your projects.

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Laser cutting
3D printing
PCB production
Graphic Design Services

Hackspaces

Name Facilities Website Address Phone Number Note
Open Workshop Network All the makerspace of London http://openworkshopnetwork.com/ London
London Hackspace Laser cutting, 3D printing,Textiles, Metalworking, Woodworking, Electronics https://london.hackspace.org.uk/ 388 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AR
Machine Room Computing, Digital Fabrication, Electronics, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Repair, Robotics, Textiles and Wood Work https://machinesroom.co.uk/ 54-55 Containerville, 35 Corbridge Crescent, London, E2 9EZ Machines Room is an east London maker space open to the public and businesses to come and fabricate their ideas.
Institute Of Making Ceramics, Computing, Digital Fabrication, Electronics, Engineering, Fine Art, Glass Work, Metal Work, Printmaking, Repair, Robotics, Screen Printing, Textiles and Wood Work https://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/ Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JE 02076793248 The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world.
Makerversity Computing, Digital Fabrication, Electronics, Engineering, Fine Art, Metal Work, Photography, Robotics and Wood Work http://makerversity.org Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA 020 3701 7499 Making. Learning. Factory-on-Thames.
Ceramics Studio Co-op Ceramics, Fine Art and Sculpture https://www.ceramicsstudio.coop/ Juno Way, London, SE14 5RW 02086916421 Ceramics Studio Co-op provides ceramics studio spaces and open-access to professional and amateur ceramics artists and designers.
The Kiln Rooms Ceramics https://www.thekilnrooms.com/ Peckham

Services

Plynths: https://www.greatart.co.uk/gerstaecker-display-plinths.html

Laser cutting

Easy laser cutting case design: https://en.makercase.com/#/basicbox

Business Material Website Address Phone Number Note
Hamar Acrylic Fabrications Ltd Acrylic, perspex etc. http://www.hamaracrylic.com/ 16 Bidder St, London E16 4ST 020 7739 2907 Can cut to size on site
Denny Plastics Plastic http://www.dennyplastics.co.uk/ Mitre Way, London, W10 6AU 020 8964 9368 Plastic fabricators (i.e. they can make stuff up for you). Good with cheaper prices from off cuts. Marginally more expensive than Hamar, but much faster and people are generally nicer
Good Empire Laser cutter http://www.goodempire.com/ Good Empire,1 Park Mews, Brockwell Park, London, SE24 9DB Joely - 07835 769 480 Really nice people, fast and good work
Blueprintmodelshop Laser cutting services http://www.blueprintmodel.co.uk/ Really cheap but not good quality (20% off on material for students0
Cut Plastic sheeting Cutting services for plastic http://www.cutplasticsheeting.co.uk/ Cut Plastic Sheeting, Unit 1, Ash Court, Pennant Way, Lee Mill Ind Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE 01752 897921
Neon and Sign Makers Vinyl cutting http://neonandsignmakers.com/ Unit 6, 278, Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9DA 020 8981 3323
Hobart Acrylic and laser cutting https://hobarts.com/
CutLaserCut All kinds of laser cutting http://www.cutlasercut.com/ Camberwell, London Can pick up in person.

PCB production

Aisler, OSHPark and JLC are notes and recommendations from CCI's Jen Sykes, who says: "Nowadays I tend to use JLC if its not super time sensitive and Aisler if it is. I may use OSH Park if I needed surface mount assembly of parts depending on my design and part manufacture location."

Supplier Material Website Note
Aisler PCB https://aisler.net/ Germany based and good at being contactable regarding design. Have upgraded their interface and also have many more options for production now so you can do different levels of manufacturing. Good for low number , small runs and quick turn arounds.
JLC PCB PCB https://jlcpcb.com/ Very cheap, pretty fast turn around even for worldwide shipping. Roughly 2 weeks sometimes much faster (5 days) if its a simple design. Communication sometimes tricky.
PCBtrain PCB http://www.pcbtrain.co.uk Super fast turnaround, but a bit pricey
PCBcart PCB http://www.pcbcart.com
SEEED PCB http://www.seeedstudio.com Very slow, but crazy cheap and high quality PCB production and assembly.
OSHPark PCB https://oshpark.com/ US based, now make flex PCBs. Good if you were needing a design assembled + populated with parts mainly manufactured in the US.
Ragworm PCB https://ragworm.eu/

Flocking

Business Material Website Phone Number
Thomas&Vines Flocking Service, Flock Sellers http://www.flocking.co.uk 01923775111

Metal fabrication

Category Business Material Website Address Phone Number
Csmetal fabrication http://www.csmetalfabrication.co.uk/ 405 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London, E8 3PN 020 8533 7005
AJ METAL FABRICATIONS LTD 21 Walthamstow Business Centre, Clifford Rd, London, E17 4SX 020 8527 4860
Benson-Sedgwick Engineering Metal polishing and welding assembly etc (Barry) http://www.benson-sedgwick.co.uk/ or http://www.highgradepolishers.co.uk Dagenham 02085937314
Sand casting Novacast https://www.novacast.co.uk/services/casting/sand-casting/ 44 (0)1225707466
water jet cutting London waterjet http://londonwaterjet.com/ Unit 10, Network 4, Lincoln Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3RF

3D Printing

Business Material Website Address Phone Number Note
I.makr http://www.imakr.com/en/ 79 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5AR 02074818184
Digits to widget 3d printing and scanning services http://www.digits2widgets.com/ D2W Studios, 61 – 63 Rochester Place, London, NW1 9JU 020 3697 7969
Prototype project 3D printing and general prototyping http://www.prototypeprojects.com/
Chalk Studios Objet printing http://www.chalkstudios.co.uk/ 14 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG 020 7354 1206 Objet printing, but local to London, you can do next day am collection
I.Materialise http://i.materialise.com/ Materialise HQ, Technologielaan 15, 3001 Leuven, Belgium Big machines and good range of finishes
Ultimaker https://ultimaker.com/

Graphic Design Services

Business Material Website Address Phone Number Note
Color Company fast turn around printing services http://www.color.co.uk/ 27a Poland Street, London, W1F 8QW 020 7287 4387 There are a couples in London
OvernightPrints Prints from business cards to banners http://www.OvernightPrints.co.uk/businesscards
Moo business cards and flyers http://uk.moo.com/ really good services, fast and medium cheap
GF Smith Paper and book making https://www.gfsmith.com/ G . F Smith, Six Bridges Trading Estate, Marlborough Grove, London SE1 5JT 020 7394 4660
London graphics paper and art material http://www.londongraphics.co.uk/ 16-18 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JL 020 7759 4500
Paper shake origami services http://www.papershake.com/

Misc

Category Business Material Website Address Phone Number Note
Protolabs general machining http://www.protolabs.co.uk/ Proto Labs, Ltd. Halesfield 8, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4QN 01952 683048 Injection moulding in small production runs, CNC. Useful for generating online quotes quickly.
CNC First Cut Fast turnaround
Ormiston Wire Specialist Wire Manufacturers & Suppliers
OMNI Bermondsey Digitally print onto any material, other normal and large format printing services.
Rocket Print Watford Can digitally print on to most materials. Large format printing services (architectural scale)

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Created 8 February 2021 18:16:08 by Matt Jarvis
Updated 29 April 2024 22:39:42 by agnes cameron