In our ViNN:Lab Recycling project we wanted to demonstrate how misprints, support material and other PLA leftovers can be recycled and reused to create something new.
Therefore we shredded PLA misprints and leftovers from a variety of prints and melted the shredded PLA in a conventional oven.
Afterwards we had a solid PLA plate which we reused at the Lab. In this case we lasered rings out of the recycled PLA plate.
From now on we plan to reuse as much of our PLA leftovers as possible this way :)
The ViNN:Lab Team
In the last couple of years we extensively reported about 3D printed in the field of medicine.
Now the innovative methods of medical technology were supplemented by a further dimension (time) and 4D printing was used treating the first patient.
The doctors used a printed implant which dissolves after a certain time. It thus fulfils the purpose of a temporary spacefiller and offers the body the chance of new tissue to settle through the implant.
You can read the full article here:
Unfortunately, the report does not show which material or which printing method was used exactly.
Nevertheless, we are very curious about other fields of application for the 4D printing method.
Dear friends of the ViNN:Lab another year another Makerfair! We are very excited to announce that we at the Lab will be a part of this years Makerfair at the „Station Berlin“
At booth 41 we will offer you small workshops as well as some interesting exhibition pieces and a lot of talkative spirit.
1. Entrance will be free of charge for all students on Saturday 10th of June.
2. Everyone else will get 6€ off the regular ticket price with the following code: NLJRZC
We still have last years awesome impressions in mind and are very looking forward to this years Makerfair and your visit at our booth.
See you there!
The Lab Team :)
At the last HIT (Open University Day) of the TH Wildau we at the lab had the opportunity to interact with a lot of visitors and inform them about our daily business as well as current projects.
Throughout the whole day small and big visitors created „Brush-Bots and Maky Maky curcuits“ in different workshops.
We hope we where able to give a variety of people a better insight into the nature of the ViNN:Lab as well as teach them a little bit about the maker movement.
See you soon at the Lab!
Last weekend a small team from the ViNN:Lab went to the FabLab Festival near Toulouse. A variety of exhibitors from all over the world like South Africa and Europe displayed newest inventions and ideas such as DIY-3D printers, drone technology and even a music lab concept.
At our both kids had the opportunity to participate in interesting experiments involving conductivity of different materials.
While tinkering on their own „Upcycle-Keychain“ with integrated LED, the kids learned something about the concept „From old to new“ as well as build their own fully functional electronic circuit.
All participants where super happy with their projects and had a great time.
Right now our school intern Jesse deals with one of his many projects throughout his internship at the lab.
To get a closer insight into the world of 3D-Scanning as well as -printing and to learn more about the usage of this technology, Jesse scans as well as prints a pair of shoes all by himself.
He totally relies on the „learning by doing“ concept we preach at the lab!
We are very looking forward to the first pair of 3D printed shoes – made by Jesse :)