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Schwartz spices


Schwartz exploding spice sacks

Over 250 pyrotechnic charges released with phenomenally accurate timing...

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M&S Christmas 2013



M&S Christmas TV Advert

Machine Shop provided numerous rigs and effects for this epic fairytale themed advert...

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Russian Standard vodka



Russian Standard vodka

A spectacular array of liquid effects were supplied for this incredible TV spot...

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Lexus quadrotors



Lexus Quadrotors

Precision parts were 3D printed for a number of quadcopters designed by the Lexus team and KMel robotics...

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Machine Shop's Anniversary!

To celebrate 20 years in the industry, we made a cake, a new showreel and a page of exhibition case studies. Click the links for more:

SFX anniversary showreel

Exhibitions page

Sony volcano



Sony 4K TV

Three tonnes of petals made to erupt from a real life volcano in Central America...

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Heineken tiny image

Machine Shop special effects is established as one of the leading companies operating primarily in the fields of special effects and interactive exhibition design and build. We offer effects solutions including rigs, floor effects, pyrotechnics, atmospheric effects, models, miniatures, liquid effects, animatronics, puppets and costumes for TV, commercials, film, promo, events and theatre. An extensive range of stock special effects equipment hire enhances the offering.

Additionally we are involved with interactive design and build, art-fabrication and design, product development and prototyping. CAD/CAM facilities allied to CNC machining and a portable 3-D high definition scanner enable full integration with a wide range of suppliers and industries around the globe. Working with you we integrate into the creative journey with imagination, commitment and flair.

"Machine Shop: creative excellence from concept to completion"

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This rocket launcher was a great exercise in modelmaking, engineering and pyrotechnics...
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