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Materials, Components & Suppliers

When reading the notes below, don't forget sources of funding for your project may be available from here.


Raw Materials

For the supply of raw materials, there are four main options open to you:

  1. The Dyson Centre Scrap Box (free of charge)
    Yet to be set up!
    Our first major contribution though is a large amount of perspex sheet, which should be useable with the laser cutters.
  2. The Dyson Centre Small Purchase Area
    Yet to be set up!
  3. The Department's Main Stores
    Currently cash purchases between 2:15 and 3pm only.
  4. External Suppliers (click here for a list of suggestions)


For obtaining finished or part finished components, if you don't wish to make them for yourself you could do one of the following:

  1. Enquire to see if the parts can be made for you in the department.
    a) Main Workshops (MW) for mechanical parts. (Link to follow when their new website is created.)
    b) Electronics Development Group (EDG) for electronics, including circuit boards. (Link to follow when their new website is created.)
  2. Seek an external supplier to make the parts (click here for list of suggestions).



RLR, 3 February 2016

“A modern workspace where engineering students can come together outside of the classroom to think, experiment, design, build and exchange ideas.”

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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.