The Innovation Factory offers a range of product development, manufacturing, robotics and visualisation equipment. These can be hired on a Pay-As-You-Go basis or as part of an annual membership. 

We have technical and supervisory support available to provide guidance and advice regarding projects and equipment use.

All prices include operating charges including the gantry crane, forklift & hand tools. 

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Specialist Equipment

Digital Router

A flexible, automated solution for your manufacturing needs.

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Masonry Casting Press

The answer for those seeking flexible, low cost manufacturing of quality masonry and concrete products.

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Pilot Insulation Line

Comfortably prototype and develop new insulation products within a controlled environment.

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Vacuum Press

Highly versatile large format vacuum press for timber, plastic, metal, hybrid and composite beams, panels and components.

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Offsite Manufacturing

Offsite Manufacturing Cell

This piece of equipment enables a single operative to complete a range of timber framing processes within a single station.

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Collaborative Robot

7 axis robot designed to execute tasks that have been impractical to automate with traditional industrial robots.

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Industrial Robot

Providing high performance automation our Industrial Robot creates a flexible solution for your manufacturing needs.

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3D Technology

Handheld 3D Scanner

Our Handheld 3D scanner captures real world data to convert into a digital 3D model.

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Multi-Material 3D Printer

Our large-format Multi-material 3D printer offers an industrial scale build volume, meaning you can create 3D models faster and larger.

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Virtual & Augmented Reality Equipment

Augmented Reality Headset

Interacting with holograms in mixed reality enables you to visualise and work with digital content as part of the real world.

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Virtual Reality Headset

Experience fully immersive environments.

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Enabling Equipment

4 Edge Timber Planer

Quickly and accurately plane timber beams.

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Manual Assembly Table

Highly versatile construction table for manual manufacture and assembly of timber, plastic, metal, hybrid and composite beams, panels, sub-assemblies and frame components.

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Optimising Saw

Efficient measuring, cutting and marking of timber members.

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Overhead Gantry Crane

36m travel x 19m span gantry crane with 5 tonne capacity.

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Business support

CSIC may be able to support your technical innovation project in a wide range of other ways.