The OpenLab Microfactory in the Pop-Up Circular Hub

The OpenLab Microfactory is a small-scale factory with various digital manufacturing machines, such as a small laser cutter, a CNC milling machine and a 3D printer from the OpenLab Starter Kit, a set of open-source machine tools: In the Pop-Up Circular Hub, the New Production Institute of Helmut Schmidt University presents a small-scale factory in the middle of the city on more than 50 square meters.


Grand opening of the OpenLab Tunis

We were delighted to officially inaugurate the OpenLab Tunis at the CETTEX. The OpenLab Tunis is an open laboratory for digital manufacturing to promote innovation and local value creation with digital manufacturing tools on the way to Industry 4.0 in Tunisia.


Hackathon ‘Innovating Together’, Tunisian-German Cooperation

At the beginning of March 2024, the New Production Institute leads a one-week hackathon to solve industry-relevant problems in the OpenLab Tunis at the CETTEX technical center in Tunis, Tunisia. In the hackathon, the work in an open laboratory for production technologies will be tested in a practical way using various industry-specific cases and the prototyping process will be monitored.


Preparing an open production infrastructure for the Tunisian textile sector

On 28th November 2023 the project partners from the research project "Incubation sites: Self-replicating, open production spaces as innovation incubators in Tunisia" (PISWI) visited and assessed the current status of the OpenLab at the neotex 4.0 center at Pôle de Compétitivité de Monastir EL Fejja (mfcpole) in Monastir, Tunisia.


Opening of the OpenLab MedTec

Ceremonial opening of the OpenLab MedTec at the Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Hamburg. The OpenLab MedTec is one of the first open makerspaces with a focus on medical-technical development in the whole of Europe.

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Kick-off OpenLab Mobile

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.


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