Helping people have fab ideas

RS Components (RS) is helping innovation and reducing waste by providing end-of-life products to London-based Fab Lab, the city’s first purpose-built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace for people and companies to develop innovative products.

Fab Lab London provides a hub for innovation and RS has donated end-of-life test equipment, electronics and lighting units in the first of a regular monthly donation it has committed to.

The company is also providing the initiative with access to its DesignSpark suite of rapid prototyping tools, all available free of charge.

RS environment and sustainability manager, Ken Simpson, said: “These initiatives reinforce the current drive at RS to divert as much waste as possible into re-use scenarios.”