If you can think of it, you can create it

What People Have Been Making

  • South Shields

    Local resident Kevin Flett, a retired designer, has used the FabLab to bring his CGI designs of South Shields in the 1960’s to life with the help of the 3D printer and laser cutter.

    Case Study: South Shields
  • Monsters

    Our FabLab team have been busy over the past few weeks making some monster-tastic items to coincide with Monsters! The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly – the new exhibition on display here at The Word.

    Case Study: Monsters
  • Traction Engine

    Russell Hall, Senior Librarian who works at The Word, spent his free time making an impressive traction engine replica using our 3D printers.

    Case Study: Traction Engine
FabLab @ The Word not only provides a creative space for budding product designers and entrepreneurs to test out ideas and bring them to life, but also allows children, young people and adults with an interest in design the opportunity to access 3D printers, vinyl and laser cutters as part of a programme of workshops. Trained staff will guide you through the design and production process and help you make objects from keyrings and fridge magnets to jewellery and decorations.