Skip navigation

Facilities for South Wales schools

The Fabrication Development Centre at Renishaw's Miskin manufacturing site near Cardiff in South Wales provides a unique opportunity for young learners to experience modern engineering.

Purpose designed to engage students in engineering

The Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) at Renishaw's Miskin manufacturing site was created for the express purpose of engaging students in engineering.  Its many facilities provide a unique opportunity for young learners to experience modern engineering close-up and solve real engineering problems. With two state-of-the-art technology classrooms, we can accommodate up to 30 school students at a time, supervised by our fully qualified education outreach staff.

Workshops

Our workshops are completely free and can also be specifically tailored to meet individual school curriculum needs – we're here to help.  We want students to discover the exciting world of engineering and really consider it as a future career option.

Course work

Be aware too that local students' GCSE- and A-level course work, in Design & Technology and Engineering for example, can be developed and built using the facilities of the FDC.  School projects, science experiments and STEM days can also be tailored to make use of the Centre's resources.

Machinery

To help achieve this goal, we've also installed at the FDC a variety of machinery and materials for students to experience and use in their workshop activities.  The machinery includes a laser cutter, CNC machine, 3D printers, solder stations and CAD terminal.

Classrooms

With two state-of-the-art technology classrooms, the FDC can accommodate up to 30 school students at a time, supervised at all times by our fully qualified, DBS certified education outreach staff.  We offer a wide range of stimulating engineering workshop activities designed to develop students' skills and knowledge of STEM subjects.

Tour

What's more, we can also combine workshop activities with a tour of our onsite manufacturing facilities.  Here, in action, we showcase our state-of-the-art manufacturing machine shop, surface mount electronics production line, product assembly line, Healthcare Centre of Excellence and industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing).

For more information about any of the education outreach facilities at Renishaw's Fabrication Development Centre in Miskin, South Wales  contact us

Teachers, we want to hear from you - the UK and Renishaw needs more engineers.

Images from the Fabrication Development Centre