Successful kick-off event of the OpenLab Mobile on March 28 on the HSU campus. OpenLab Mobile is an innovative project that focuses on digital manufacturing, the production of the future, while providing a platform for collaboration and exchange.
What would you need to start your own Open Lab or Fab Lab? A set of eight fully documented open-source digital fabrication machines - The OpenLab Starter Kit (OLSK). On March 23, the first complete set of the OLSK was presented in Schwarzenbek at InMachines Ingrassia GmbH.
From March 22 to 25, our open source building workshop was successfully held at ENIT in Tunis to jointly build open source hardware. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Tunisian partners successfully built open-source machines for local use in the textile industry under the guidance of Helmut Schmidt University.
On 26 January 2023, the third consortium meeting of the Fab City project of Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, funded by dtec.bw, took place. Research and application partners involved in the research project presented their work status at the Fab City Haus in Hamburg.
In The Red Bulletin INNOVATOR, Dr.-Ing. Tobias Redlich, head of the New Production Institute, explains the current development of production and ways to overcome the risks of fragile supply chains that have arisen.
On the 29th of November 2022 the New Production Institute put the Farmbot into storage for a winter break. But before the Farmbot was put into hibernation, the partners involved, Klimaschutzstiftung Hamburg, Fab City Verein Hamburg and Helmut Schmidt University, met to discuss the results of the first test phase.
In a project with students of the TUHH, concepts for 3D printing of spare parts for the vehicles of the Stadtreinigung are developed. In this way, defective parts can be reproduced quickly and independently on site and the supply of the Stadtreinigung can be maintained.
As part of the initiative Digital4jobs the New Production Institute is implementing an Open Laboratory for Digital Manufacturing to promote innovation and local value creation with digital fabrication tools towards an Industry 4.0 in Tunisia.
On 11th November 2022, the workshop "Legal Issues of Open Source Hardware" of the cooperation partner Bucerius Law School took place at Fab City Haus. Legal issues around the topic of Open Source Hardware (OSH) in the areas of IP rights, licenses and liability were discussed.
Mohammed Omer described the findings of his pilot study in Oman with ten migrant-run microenterprises in the carpentry and steel fabrication industries were reported.