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Manual & Computer Controlled Lathes

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Health and Safety Category: Red!

Serious harm can be caused to operator, bystanders and machine by incorrect operation. All those using lathes must be trained/assessed to make sure they are taught or know how to correctly use the equipment.

Red 500 by 10


We have a number of people who will be available performing the above training/assessing, they are:

  • Andy Last
  • further names to appear in due course

If you are interested in being taught or assessed for manual lathe use in the Dyson Centre, please book a time using the online calendar link below.

(Expressions of interest in the computer controlled lathes will be dealt with on a bespoke basis.)

When you make the booking, please can you indicate (for each machine type you're expressing an interest in), in short summary (ie a sentence or three) your level of expertise, for example:

...note: that is not insisting you learn all of the above before you can be signed off for using the lathes, though it is perhaps good for you to know what is possible on a lathe.

Documentation to read before using manual lathes





Rich (rlr20), 6 November 2016

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The Engineering Department are delighted to announce a major refurbishment project taking place in the Summer of 2015. 

£2M donation from the James Dyson Foundation, a £2.65M investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and £0.6M from the University of Cambridge will allow us to transform the workshop and library facilities for hands-on learning, access to information, and the encouragement of creativity and innovation.