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Reducing waste and driving innovation through product donations

RS Components is helping to reduce waste and enable innovation by providing end of life products to Fab Lab, London’s first purpose-built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace for individuals and companies to develop innovative products.

RS has donated end of life test equipment, electronics and lighting units to the facility and has committed to a regular monthly donation that will help the lab provide local people, schools and businesses with the skills and equipment for product design and development.

The initiative reinforces the current drive at RS to divert as much waste as possible into re-use scenarios and to support circular process models, which aim to eradicate all waste at the end of a product’s life.

RS is also providing the lab with access to its DesignSpark suite of rapid prototyping tools, all available free-of-charge.

Fab Lab London is part of a global network of more than 350 local labs with a mission to create a community that makes, learns and shares. The lab provides a variety of services including educational workshops for schools and individuals, residential workspaces for hardware orientated start-ups, and a range of 3D services including scanning, printing and CAD design.

Introduction to DesignSpark

An introduction to DesignSpark, our online design community and resource centre for engineers.