Metalworking Area

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Metalworking Area
Location Metalworking.jpeg
Intended Use Working on Metalworking projects
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Team Metalworking
Floor Upstairs
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Floorplan - Metalworking.png
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The Metalworking Area contains tools for cutting, drilling, turning, filing, bending and otherwise working with metal; many can also be used for working with plastics. The area is looked after by the Metalworking team. There is also a Metalworking Downstairs area.

Tools and equipment

question Tools available in this area include:

A list of tools in this area with wiki pages is available here: Tools and Equipment in Metalworking Area

There are many more tools, particularly metrology & hand tools, that are not listed on the wiki. If you are knowledgeable about something that isn't listed please consider creating a page for the tool.

Important notes

Tools in this area should always be returned to the area after use.


Guide.png  Please see Nottinghack Rules/Guide - Rule 0: Do Not Be On Fire

A lot of the machines in this area are dangerous with the potential to cause significant harm. Your safety is your own responsibility.

When working with heavy equipment such as Machine Vices or large projects, Steel toe cap boots are recommended but not required.

When using machines that have spinning parts:

  • Remove loose clothing, necklaces or lanyards
  • Do not wear gloves or long sleeves
  • Protect your eyes with safety glasses

Other equipment such as the Welders require:

  • Welding Mask
  • Welders Gloves


question This area, or the tools in it does not require booking and can not be booked.

Cleaning and maintenance

Always leave the area as you would like to find it. Build time into your schedule for cleaning up.

There is a shop vac in the area that can be used for removing swarf from large machines and the floor. For small cleaning jobs there is a dust pan and brush located on the wall above the Metalwork Area Tray Store.

The tools are checked regularly and maintenance is carried out as required.

Problems and issues

question If there is a problem in the Metalworking Area contact the Metalworking team. If a tool is broken or damaged, report it to the team.


Contained within this area are sub locations. A full list of these can be found here: Sub-Locations of Metalworking Area

See also

Upstairs Comfy AreaStudioMembers StorageTextiles WorkshopKitchenToiletsWorkshopDusty AreaMetalworking AreaSpray BoothLaser AreaCNC AreaScreen Printing
Downstairs 3D Printer AreaElectronics AreaBlue RoomTeam StorageMetalworking DownstairsMembers Storage DownstairsClassroomBike AreaMain CorridorCNC Corridor
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