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Report from our Eccles Fab Lab workshop

09 October 2015

We had a full attendance at our Fab Lab workshop, held in Eccles Gateway Centre, 8-9th October

Barbara Keeley MP Shadow Minister for Social Care

Barbara Keeley MP Shadow Minister for Social Care and Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister of Disabled People attended the event, which was generally considered to be useful and eye opening.

Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister of Disabled People

For example John, who has 30% brain damage as a result of a car accident, found it useful to write and print his thoughts onto wristbands using a 3D printer.

Disability Rights UK, the University of Salford, and the University of Dundee are working together to explore the possibilities of digital fabrication. The project is titled 'In the Making', and will involve disabled people in developing commercial, social and creative benefits from new digital fabrication technology.

Find out about our fab lab tour events

3D printing in action - Doctors print 3D trachea