Author: Markus Lahr

August 24, 2017 Markus Lahr

The fashion designer Alexis Walsh from New York regularly presents her latest 3D-printed creations at the New York Fashion Week. This year, she worked on 3D-printed studs that were afterwards attached by hand. The aim of the project is to connect the intuitive nature of handiwork with the technological progress of digital modeling.
But try it yourself!
Here in the Lab, unique jewelry, denim shoes and much more have been created.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Your ViNN:Lab Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22, 2017 Markus Lahr

We are back from our summer break and still feed you with information on innovative technologies all over the world, but also again with interesting updates of our own projects!

Yesterday, the first 3D printed bridge railings in China was officially inaugurated in the city of Nanjing. Using the 3D printers instead of conventional technologies, not only saved around 50% of the usual costs, but made it possible to complete the entire project within 15 days. While in the past engineers usually had stability concerns, the bridge railings did far better in stress tests than traditional cement.

But please read for yourself….

Get more information here: http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170821-chinese-city-of-nanjing-gets-first-3d-printed-bridge-railings.html

Have an innovative start into the new week!

Your ViNN:Lab Team

June 27, 2017 Markus Lahr

 

 

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 :)

Best,
The ViNN:Lab Team

June 21, 2017 Markus Lahr

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:
https://www.3d-grenzenlos.de/…/4d-druck-fuer-brustimplanta…/

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.

June 9, 2017 Markus Lahr

Dear friends of the ViNN:Lab another year another Maker Faire! We are very excited to announce that we at the Lab will be a part of this years Maker Faire 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.

FYI:
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 Maker Faire and your visit at our booth.

See you there!
The Lab Team :)

June 1, 2017 Markus Lahr

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!

June 1, 2017 Markus Lahr

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.

May 17, 2017 Markus Lahr

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 :)

May 10, 2017 Markus Lahr

Future Day at the ViNN:Lab.
Last week 26 high school students had the opportunity to breath some college air during our future day at the university.
At our „prototyping challenge“ different teams created balloon-powered lego cars which had an awesome race on our lab own racetrack.
Throughout different stages the cars where optimised over and over again until they achieved record times.
Thanks a lot everybody, we had a great day!

May 8, 2017 Markus Lahr

Right now some of our employees and users work on different projects involving fashion and textile materials.

At the last open lab day some creative tinkers lasered fashion accessories out of acrylic glass and MDF as well as researched if one can 3D print directly onto textile materials.

We also have a new intern at the lab! In the upcoming weeks Jesse will work on different projects involving the scanning and 3D printing of a pair of shoes.

If you guys have some ideas on how to combine newest technology with textiles, than stop by our next Open Lab Day this Wednesday from 9am-7pm or this Saturday from 9am-5pm.

Your team from the lab.