The main fabrication workshop is fully equipped with woodworking hand-tools, and power tools as listed below:
- Workshop machinery: 3-axis CNC router 1220mm x 2440mm bed, tilting arbour saws, wood lathes, metal lathe, band saws, morticer, planer thicknesser, bench grinder, bench drills, horizontal borer, bench mounting disc sander, belt linisher, panel saw. Spindle moulder and four sided planer (only operated by workshop staff).
- Portable electric tools: Jigsaws, cordless drills, palm sander, belt sander, router, grinder, heat gun, pistol drills, plaster board driver, fret saw. Electric plane, biscuit jointer, circular saw, gas nail gun (under instruction only).
There are around 12 workbenches. We generally limit use of the workshop to 16 students.
For specific inquiries about the workshop equipment, please contact Charlie Corry Wright at Hooke Park.
The ‘Big Shed’ Assembly Workshop provides a covered space of about 4oosqm for larger construction-scale work. The building has sliding access doors and the interior can be accessed using Hooke Park’s telehandler.
The Assembly Workshop has 3-phase power, pneumatic compressor and portable dust extraction. A tower scaffold is available for working at height. The building also houses our Stena re-saw and, from autumn 2014, the Kuka robot arm.
The Assembly Workshop space is available to visiting groups by prior arrangement as the space is often being used for Design & Make project work.
Robot: Kuka KR-150 (2000 series)
Max Payload: 150kg
Controller: KR C2
Digital I/O: 10 Inputs, 10 Outputs
Power: 24V and 240V
Kuka Rotary 7th Axis Integrated
Robot Cell Dimensions
7m x 6m x 5m
End-effectors: spindle, gripper, chainsaw, bandsaw…
Hooke Park Facilities
Hooke Park is open for groups of AA students to visit with their tutors. Bookings are made by tutors on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also advertise a number of ‘open calls’ throughout the year for students across the school to sign up to visit Hooke.