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John B Thornes Lab

The John B Thornes (JBT) Lab is a million-pound, multi-faceted teaching and research space. It facilitates the study of physical sciences and connects students and researchers in their exploration of the environment. Located on the Strand Campus and opened in 2010, the JBT Lab consists of a large central teaching zone, complemented by five auxiliary labs.

What do we do in the John B Thornes Lab?

The JBT Makerspace 

Thanks to the newly refurbished JBT Makerspace, students have access to both fused filament fabrication (FFF) and stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printing. The space also provides PCB fabrication and CNC milling technologies for unprecedented freedom over their designs.

The refurbishments were conducted in collaboration with the  WLab in King's Department of Informatics and Robotics.

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