Materials
Information on the approved and unapproved materials.
The Machine Workshop has the ability to process a wide range of materials including timber, metals and plastics. You will find a selection of material in the workshop that is free for use but if you can't find what you are looking for you will be required to purchase material for your project. This list of approved materials is not exhaustive but please speak to workshop staff before purchasing any materials from outside vendors.
If you want to use a material that you don't see on this list then you will need to speak to workshop staff first. If it is not a material approved for use we may be able to recommend an alternative.
Approved Timber materials
Other approved materials (These may be limited to certain machines)
Kiln dried hard wood
Aluminium, brass, copper
Kiln dried soft wood
Mild Steel
Plywood
Perspex
Chipboard
Polystyrene
OSB
Paper
Bamboo
Cardboard
Reclaimed or recycled timber that is free from nails, dirt, concrete and foreign material
Unapproved materials
Treated Pine
Pressure treated timbers
Recycled railway sleepers
Timbers that has not been dried (plastic wrapped cypress posts, freshly felled timber, etc.)
Plaster
Concrete
Recycled timber that still has nails, dirt, sand or any other foreign material on it.
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