Metropolitan Works – now part of CassWorks – is London’s leading Creative Industries Centre, helping students, designers and manufacturers develop ideas and bring new products to the marketplace through access to digital manufacturing, workshops, knowledge transfer, advice, courses and exhibitions.
Metropolitan Works houses our Digital Manufacturing Centre, which provides a range of new technology for prototyping, manufacture, research and experimentation.
Metropolitan Works is committed to bringing education, creative talent and London and UK manufacturers together, “providing the tools for creative minds to innovate”.
Metropolitan Works’ Digital Manufacturing Centre houses the following facilities:
Rapid Prototyping machines build three-dimensional objects from layers of powder or resin, giving designers the opportunity to explore and experiment with Rapid Manufacturing.
3D Scanning or ‘reverse engineering’ is a bridge that spans the real and virtual CAD worlds. This technology is often used by craft practitioners and sculptors, as hand-built work and found objects can be captured ready for manipulation on a computer.
The largest Laser Cutter available as a Bureau service in London. Metropolitan Works’ large format Laser Cutter is the most accessible technology for small businesses. It is a great tool for model making and prototyping as well as low-cost production work.
Water jet cutting uses a fine jet of water mixed with an abrasive material to cut through a range of hard materials. The mixture travels at high velocity, enabling the machine to cut through almost any material.
CNC Routing is perhaps the most commonplace digital technology used in production. Metropolitan Works have a very large and sophisticated machine capable of cutting in both 3 and 5 Axis.
Computer Aided Design plays a vital role in design and production. Metropolitan Works offers CAD desks and a wide range of commercially licensed software through its Workspace and Access facilities.
Recent news from The Cass
The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.
The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.
The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.
Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.