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FabLab NI making money for local businesses

Monday morning saw businesses from across the region attend ‘Make me the Money!’ an event hosted by FabLab NI and Belfast City Council, supported by SEUPB and DCAL, to learn about the revolutionary technology within the FabLab facility and how their business can work with and benefit from it. In a time where industries are continuously striving to be at the top of their game, this innovative method in manufacturing is helping them to be just that, and all of this was demonstrated at City Hall, Belfast on Monday morning with machines in motion and businesses addressing the audience to tell their story. 

Chairman of FabLabNI, Liam Nellis spoke at the business breakfast telling the attendees;

“3D printing, laser cutting and digital fabrication are changing the way that businesses operate across the world. From product development and design right through to packing, merchandising and point of sale materials, these tools can increase revenue and innovation in any business.”

Patrick Hurst MBE was the morning’s guest speaker and is proof of how well this technology is working for his business. He commented:


“3D design and printing has revolutionised traditional ways of designing and manufacturing new product.  Lead times have been shortened and accelerated the concept to product to market life cycle.  Whale have been able to shorten their R&D cycle by  30% due to the invest they have made in this technology and brought concept ideas into reality.”




For more information on how your business can get involved with FabLab NI visit or call FabLab Belfast on 028 9075 5412 or FabLab Nerve Centre, Derry on 02871260562.