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Ab Fab prototyping at FabLab

Thursday 9th February 2012

Being a Bradford "born and bred" company Thorite is keen to play an active role in any local business initiative particularly as our MD Stephen Wright is currently the Bradford Chamber President. We are therefore very keen to support  the activities of The Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance (BAMA). BAMA, which is organised by Bradford Chamber exists to help manufacturers work together for mutual benefit.  This is achieved through networking, helping to develop new business opportunities, cooperative working, and providing expert advice and guidance. BAMA is also active in covering Industry news and local information, lobbying support for local issues and providing funding news.

BAMA also organise events to help businesses and entrepreneurs in the district  develop new ideas, products and services. The latest of these is the FabLab...

What is a FabLab?

A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop. It gives everyone in the community, from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into reality. The aim is to make almost anything!

The official opening of the UK’s second Fab Lab will take place on the 28 March. The new FabLab, with rapid prototyping, will be located at Dalton Mills in Keighley and has gained funding from both a Leeds City College ERDF bid and Bradford Council LEGI funding. FabLabs started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the new lab is a prestigious step forward for manufacturing in the region. Visit for more information.

Book your place now for the opening
Date: Wednesday 28 March 2012
Time: 08:00am onwards
Venue: Dalton Mills, Keighley
How to book: call on 01274 206660 or email:

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