A new facility to help businesses and groups in West Cumbria develop design ideas has opened in Cockermouth.
The idea is that community groups, businesses, individual entrepreneurs and inventors can use the Fab Lab to design new products on digital programmes and have them created on site.
The sorts of things that can be developed are interior design products or anything that can be used as a prototype for engineering projects.
Designers based at the Fab Lab can help people make their products.
The only thing that the person has to pay for is the materials used in the products themselves.
The facility is funded through the Britain's Energy Coast economic development organisation which is an initiative that helps businesses in West Cumbria.