Prototyping space

This space is dedicated to the making of things and services. To avoid Maslows law of the instrument (if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail) the Prototyping Space offers a large mix of selected tools, digital and analogue. These tools are grouped close to each other, not divided by material anymore, but arranged by their emissions such as sawdust.

We have subtractive tools to work on materials from wood, plastics to metals. We have manual and CNC-driven machines: a bench saw, a band saw, a chop saw, manual routers, CNC milling machines, sanding machines, a lathe and a bench drill.

For additive manufacturing multiple 3D-printing-systems (SLS, SHS, FDM, Polyjet) and post-processing-tools enable us to rapid prototype in the third dimension with a large choice of materials with different characteristics.

For tinkering with electronics, sensors and microprocessors, the prototyping space provides various soldering and desoldering stations including a smoke suction and filter, oscilloscopes and power supply stations.

Close to the tinkering and 3D-printing tools our Fibre Space enables the development and analysis of novel interactive interfaces based on electronic textiles and textile production techniques. To do this, we have knitting machines, an embroidery machine, sewing machines including an overlocker, a vacuum ironing board and an ironing press.

To research and create cutting-edge hybrid materials and sensors we have tools from an etching station and CNC-milling machine for circuit boards to an suction for aerosols, polymer casting and coating. To document and share the knowledge, samples with information, instructions and code are accessible in the new material library.

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