CreativeOpenLab (COLab) Sections and FAQs

DIY section

Laser

Epilog Fusion Pro 48

Mr. Beam II Dreamcut

Contact

Friedrich Eckert and Christian Hanisch

Alternatively, send us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with LASER in the subject line.

FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS - LASER USAGE

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I would like to laser something, what do I have to do?
    Book an appointment by emailing colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject LASER. Describe in short sentences what material and what quantity you want and attach a sketch or file of your project. We will send you a proposal for an appointment.

  • Can I laser something at your facilities or will you create the file for the laser?
    The idea of COLab is to help others help themselves and to support the locals in their development of skills and competences. We can give the necessary support within our capacity and opening times.

  • I’d like to laser something at your facilities and I already have experience in it (possibly also elsewhere), what should I do then?
    Write us an email with all possible information at colab@b-tu.de with the subject LASER.

  • What does the laser processing cost?
    Starting March, the laser usage costs 0,85€ / minute and has to be paid on site with cash. You also have to bring your own material.

  • Do I have to use the laser on my own or is someone going to help me?
    Our technical support is available in case there are questions or problems. In any other case, our goal is to help you help yourself.

DATA FILE CREATION

  • What should I bring to the laser appointment?
    Bring your file on a pendrive as an Adobe Illustrator-compatible data format (accepted extensions: .ai, .svg, .pdf, .dxf and .dwg). We appreciate it if you bring your own laptop, in case other software than Illustrator or Inkskape was used for file creation. That way, adjustments can be made at the spot. To check the files for any errors before the appointment, please send it to us in advance at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject LASER. Also, the material to be lasered ought to be brought, incl. an extra amount for cut trials and test engravements.

  • Which software can be used to create the data files for the laser?
    E. g. Illustrator or Inkskape allow the creation of a vector-based data file necessary for clean work at the laser.

  • I’ve never worked with this kind of software, how can I create the file?
    Here’s the basic workshop version for the Illustrator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc9_Z97nn7o

  • What should I watch out for when making the file?
    Every object to be lasered ought to be ergonomically placed on a drawing area. Line wieight is irrelevant, line overlaps should be avoided in any case. Lines with different settings (cut/engrave) ought to be painted differently. Engraving areas should be painted differently than the lines. Thick materials (e. g. plywood) can have a cut width of 0,5mm, hency why neighbouring lines ought to have enough distance to each other.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • How large is the maximal area of the laser?
    The maximal laser area depends on the working area of the laser, e. g. 1200x900mm in the Epilog laser.

  • Wieviel beträgt die maximale Höhe des Objektes? How much can the maximal height of the laser be?
    The maximal height of the processed object is 30cm. This means e. g., that if the bottom of a box is meant to be cut or engraved, the working height is not allowed to be more than 30cm.

  • Welches Material kann gelasert werden? What kind of material can be lasered?
    Here’s the overview for the Epilog laser:

     

    Engrave

    Cut

    Wood

    X

    X

    Acrylic

    X

    X

    Fabric

    X

    X

    Glass

    X

     

    Coated metals

    X

     

    Ceramic

    X

     

    Delrin

    X

    X

    Cloth

    X

    X

    Leather

    X

    X

    Marble

    X

     

    Matte board

    X

    X

    Melamine

    X

    X

    Mother of Pearl

    X

    X

    Paper

    X

    X

    Mylar

    X

    X

    Pressboard

    X

    X

    Rubber

    X

    X

    Wood veneer

    X

    X

    Fiberglass

    X

    X

    Painted metals

    X

     

    Tile

    X

     

    Plastic

    X

    X

    Cork

    X

    X

    Corian

    X

    X

    Anodised aluminium

    X

     

    Stainless steel

    *

     

    Brass

    *

     

    Titanium

    *

     

    Bare metals

    *

     

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please drop us a line: colab(at)b-tu.de

Planned events

  • Lasercutter meetup on each 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month from 9am to 12pm (bilingual)

Click here for other events.

3D printing

Equipment

Other equipment:

  • 10x Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
  • 2x Ultimaker S5 Professional Bundle

Later in the workshop area:

  • 1 Formlabs Form 3L
  • 1 Anycubic Photon Monox
  • Emmy Noether

Contact

Thomas Schurig, Yannic Adler & Serghei Baltag

Alternatively, send us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject 3D-DRUCK.

FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  • Who can use the COLab? The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I want to print something in 3D, what do I need to do? Book an appointment per e-mail at colab@b-tu.de with the subject 3D PRINTING. Describe your project in short sentences (deadline, size, material, purpose/goal):

    • Have you been here before?

    • How long will the printing take? (You will find the necessary information in your slicer).

    • What do you need support with?  (Raw data preparation, working in a slicer programme, selection of printing materials (PLA, PETG, ABS, Nylon), handling the 3D printer)

Attach a sketch or file of your project and we will send you an appointment proposal.

  • What do I need to bring for 3D printing? Bring your file on a USB stick. If you want to prepare data at home, please export it them into the STL format. If you want to check if the file is printable without problems, you can download a free slicer (e.g. Prusa Slicer or Cura Slicer). If you have any questions, feel free to send them at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject 3D DRUCK. In case you need more filament than we can provide, you'll have to bring your own. We will be happy to help you make the right choice of filament.

  • How much does the printing cost? Starting March, the 3D printer usage costs:

    • 1€ per each started hour + 0,08€ material costs when using Prusa,

    • 1€ per each started hour + 0,20€ material costs when using the Ultimaker.

Everything has to be paid on site with cash. (In the section "preparation", you'll find enough necessary information about the material.)

  • Do I have to operate the 3D printer on my own or does someone help me? Our technical support staff is available to answer questions or if there are any problems. Otherwise, the rule is: helping you help yourself.

  • When can I pick up my finished project, can I just come to COLab and operate the 3D printer myself? No. Please make an appointment for that as well. The machines in COLab are not to be operated without permission.

  • Where can I buy filament and what do I have to pay attention to? Our Prusa 3D printers require a filament with a diameter of 1.75mm and the Ultimaker a filament with a 2.85mm diameter. By default, we print with PLA, but depending on the field of use, another material can be used. Filaments can be purchased in many online stores in sizes from 250g to 1kg for about 20-30€ per kg.

  • Do I need to bring my own material? Yes, please, bring your own filament. For all Prusa FDM printers (print space: 25 x 21 x 21 cm) we accept filament with a diameter of 1.75mm from the following manufacturers: Prusa, Filafarm, ESUN (other manufacturers only upon prior consultation). For all Ultimaker FDM printers (print space 33 x 24 x 30 cm) we accept filament with a diameter of 2.85mm from the following manufacturers: Ultimaker, Filafarm, ESUN (other manufacturers only upon prior consultation). In workshops, our filament is available free of charge.

  • Which slicer programs do you use? We use all common slicer programs for slicing, e.g. Prusa Slicer and Cura.

SPECIFIC TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

  • How do you prevent finger injuries or amputations when the torque is high? With a stable frame, i.e. the torque is applied to the hand via a handle.

  • Is it possible to get a sufficiently stable 3D print for climbing holds? Generally speaking, yes. We'll be glad to print a few holds and try them out - but any use is at your own risk. In case you have similar ideas, visit our online 3D printing sessions or send an email at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject 3D-DRUCK.

  • Which printer and material are suitable for an architectural model? The PLA filament is perfect for architectural models printed in 3D. The material has to be brought on your own. For the Prusa we need a filament with a diameter of 1.75mm. We will be happy to help you make the right choice of filament.

  • What is the minimum wall width of an architectural model to be stable? For both supported and unsupported walls, a minimum width of 1.2mm will produce good print results. We can check the files in advance if you send them to us in the STL format by e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject 3D DRUCK. In special cases, the wall thickness can be somewhat thinner in consultation with us. For more specific questions and advice, our online 3D printing consultation hour is on Wednesdays from 10-12 is a perfect opportunity.

EVENTS

  • When are workshops for SLA printers scheduled? We plan to start offering them in the spring. In the meantime, we offer online 3D printing consultations.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please send us a message: colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Click here for other events.

Model making

Equipment

  • Proxxon scroll saw DSH
  • Proxxon TBH bench drill
  • Proxxon professional multifunction tool
  • Proxxon hot wire cutter Thermocut 230/E
  • Proxxon hot wire hand cutter Thermocut 12/E
  • Proxxon hot wire cutting tool Thermocut 650
  • 2x Proxxon Micro hot air gun
  • 2x Proxxon Microflamm MFB/E
  • Proxxon power supply unit NG 5/E
  • 5x Proxxon hot glue gun HKP 220
  • 2x EVOLUTION Silverline 2in1 Set - Nozzle set 0,2 mm & 0,4 mm
  • 2x Infinity CR | 2in1 Set 2in1 Set - nozzle set 0,20 mm & 0,4 mm
  • Badger Airbrush 150 Set
  • Colani Airbrush - nozzle set 0,80 mm
  • Sparmax TC-610H Plus Airbrush Compressor
  • iwata IS-975 Power Jet Pro Airbrush Compressor

Contact

Thomas Schurig

Alternatively, send us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with MODELLBAU in the subject line.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I want to use the model building area, what do I have to do? Book an appointment by writing us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject MODEL BUILDING. Describe in short sentences what kind of material and what quantity you need as well as a sketch or file of your project. We will make you an appointment proposal.

  • Do I have to operate the equipment on my own or will someone help me? After a short briefing, our technical staff will be available to answer your questions or help you with any problems. In any other cases, the following rule applies: helping you help yourself.

  • How much does it cost to use the equipment in the model building area? Since we are currently still in a test phase, our offer is free of charge.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Media corner & photo studio

Equipment

CAMERAS

  • Sony Alpha 6000 (ASP-C camera)
  • Sony Alpha 7R III Mirrorless full frame camera
  • Sony Alpha 7S III Mirrorless full frame camera
  • Insta360 ONE R-Twin 360-degree action cam
  • Insta360 ONE R 1-inch 360-degree action cam
  • Insta360 Pro 2 - 8K VR 360-degree panoramic camera

OBJECTIVE

  • Tamron standard zoom lens 2.8/28-75 Di III RXD
  • Tamron ultra wide-angle zoom lens 2.8/17-28Di III
  • Tamron telephoto zoom lens 2,8/70-180 Di III
  • Sony Zoom Optics E-Mount 24-105mm F4 G OSS
  • Sony Master Lens 24- 70mm, F2.8

CAMERASTATIVE

  • - Manfrooto tripod with video head with 75mm half bowl
  • - Manfrotto tripod with video head with 60mm half bowl
  • - Manfrotto aluminum tripod with 3-way panhead
  • - Manfrotto Air Damper Tripod Master black
  • - Manfrotto tripod heavy duty silver

LIGHTING/FLASH

  • Godox AD300 Pro Outdoor Flash
  • Aputure LS C300d MKII high power LED daylight lamp
  • Aputure LS C120d II LED production light
  • Tecpro Felloni Standard Bi-Color LED area light
  • Aputure Light Dome II Softbox for uniform lighting

MICROPHONES

  • Sony XLR-K3M adapter set XLR- box & directional microphone
  • RØDE NTG1 shotgun condenser microphone

IMAGE PROCESSING

  • Datacolor Spyder X Capture Pro
  • Loupedeck CT Photo and Video Editing Console

FILTER

  • Walimex pro Vario ND Filter MC 67mm
  • Walimex pro Vario ND Filter MC 77mm

IMAGE STABILIZER

  • DJI Ronin- S Standard Kit

OTHER ACCESSORIES

  • Beyerdynamic Studio Headphone DT 770 Pro 250 ohm
  • Audiointerface
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface
  • Workstation with Photoshop

For the full list and all applications,click here.

Contact

Lasse Nordhoff and Christian Hanisch

Alternatively, send an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject MEDIA AREA or PHOTO STUDIO.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I want to use the media area or the photo studio, what do I have to do?
    Book an appointment by writing us at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject MEDIA CORNER or PHOTO STUDIO and describe your intention. We will send you an appointment proposal.

  • Can I use the equipment alone or will someone help me?
    After a short briefing, our technical staff will be at your disposal for questions or if there are any problems. In any other case, the following rule applies: helping you help yourself.

  • Can I borrow the equipment?
    Currently it is not possible to borrow the equipment. However, this possibility is in planning.

  • What does the use cost?
    Since we are currently still in a test phase, our offer is free of charge.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Electronics

Contact

Friedrich Eckert and Christian Hanisch

Alternatively, write an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject ELEKTROBEREICH.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I want to use the model building area, what do I have to do? Book an appointment by writing us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject ELECTRONIC AREA. Describe in short sentences what kind of material and what quantity you need as well as a sketch or file of your project. We will make you an appointment proposal.

  • Can I use the equipment alone or will someone help me? After a short briefing, our technical staff will be at your disposal for questions or if there are any problems. Otherwise: help for self-help.

  • Can I borrow the equipment? Currently it is not possible to borrow the equipment. However, this possibility is in planning.

  • What does the use cost? Since we are currently still in a test phase, our offer is free of charge.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Equipment

Laboratory and measurement equipment:

  • Rigol DP832A (lab power supply (2 channels: 0-30V / 3A, 1 channel: 5V / 3A), programmable current/voltage limiting, constant current and constant voltage mode, 1 mV voltage resolution).
  • Saleae Logic Pro 8 (Logic Analyzer for decoding data protocols (USB, CAN Bus, UART, SPI, I²C, etc.), 8 channels, 500 MS/s digital, 50 MS/s analog, 100 MHz digital bandwidth, USB3 connection and display on PC, adjustable digital voltages: 1.2 V - 5.5 V)
  • PicoScope 3403D MSO (digital oscilloscope for analysis of analog and digital signals, uses external computer for display, very portable)
  • Rigol MSO5354 (mixed signal oscilloscope for analog and digital data - 4 channels, 350 MHz bandwidth, 16 digital channels, 23cm touch display, 2 channel function generator)
  • Rigol DS1104Z-S-Plus (Digital oscilloscope - 4 channels, 100 MHz bandwidth)
  • Keithley DMM6500 (bench multimeter with data logger, for very precise measurement of current, voltage, resistance and temperature, data logger for recording long measurement curves - e.g. battery discharge curve)
  • UTD 1050 DL (portable digital oscilloscope - 2 channels, 50 MHz bandwidth, compact measuring device with battery and display)
  • Rigol DG4202 (function generator for generating analog signals - 2 channels, 200 MHz bandwidth, waveforms: Sine, square, triangle, sawtooth, pulse, noise, arbitrary - freely programmable signal waveform)
  • Pico VNA 106 (vector network analyzer - 300 kHz - 6 GHz, analysis of high frequency filters, antennas, etc.)
  • Peaktech 2170 (ESR meter for measuring coils and capacitors)
  • FLIR C5 thermal imaging camera (analysis of circuits, finding shorts and too hot
  • Various accessories such as current clamps, handheld multimeters, differential probe, high-voltage probe

Tool:

  • JBC rework station for repairing and soldering electronic systems (heat gun, desoldering gun, soldering tweezers, precision soldering tip)
  • JBC CD-2BQF (digital soldering station with soldering tip changer and cleaning station)
  • JBC BT-2BWA10 (soldering station with analog temperature controller for workshops and normal soldering, with soldering tip changer and cleaning station)
  • Stripping and crimping pliers
  • soldering and desoldering tools
  • Screwdriver set with special shapes (safety Torx, Pentalobe, Triwing, Tripoint, etc)
  • WIHA precision pliers

Cameras:

  • Flir C5 thermal imaging camera

Other:

  • Optonica OPT ST4490 (LED strip with 150 WS2811 LEDs and 5m length)
  • Mean Well LRS-35-12 (closed 35W switching power supply)
  • Atten ST-1016 (6W solder fume extractor)
  • Rigol DP832A (programmable DC power supply, 3 channels, 195W)
  • Proxxon TBM 220 (bench drill)
  • iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit (repair kit)
  • Weidinger WLA 1LED (solder vapor absorber with 6.2W LED illumination)
  • Voltcraft TOPS-3363 (100 W laboratory power supply)
  • TrueRMS Multimeter UT181A

In planning:

  • LPKF Protomat S104 (PCB router for structuring, drilling and routing of printed circuit boards)
  • LPKF Contact S4 (chemical-galvanic through-hole plating of multilayer boards)
  • LPKF Multipress (PCB press for the production of four-layer PCBs)
  • LPKF ProtoPlace E4 (system for placing smallest components on the board)
  • LPKF ProtoFlow S4 (Reflow soldering oven for soldering entire boards in one operation)
Textiles

Equipment

Current:

  • 2 sewing machines Brother Inovis A 50 with 50 stitch programs autom. buttonhole
  • embroidery machine Texi 15001; 15 needle embroidery machine, embroidery area 490 x 345mm,with automatic color change, saving of patterns, cap embroidery device
  • Industrial sewing machine lockstitch high-speed Dürkopp Adler for processing large areas and various robust materials
  • Upholstery sewing machine with flexible stroke height, DA 867 ECO single needle lockstitch for processing thick materials
  • CNC-controlled textile cutter, suitable for precise cutting of workpieces and cutting of patterns for further processing

In planning:

  • Overlock sewing machine for sewing, trimming and serging in one operation

Contact

Kerstin Bossenz

Alternatively, write an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject TEXTILE AREA.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.

  • I want to use the media area or the photo studio, what do I have to do?
    Book an appointment by writing us at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject TEXTILE AREA and describe your intention. We will send you an appointment proposal.

  • Can I use the equipment alone or will someone help me? After a short briefing, our technical staff will be at your disposal for questions or if there are any problems. Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

  • Can I borrow the equipment? Currently it is not possible to borrow the equipment. However, this possibility is in planning.

  • What does the use cost? Starting April, the embroidary machine usage costs 20 cents per minute and must be paid with cash on location. Any material must be brought on one's own.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

  • Sewing and knitting meetup on each 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, from 5pm to 8pm (bilingual)

Click here for other events.

Workshop section

Wood processing

Equipment

Format 4 - kappa 550 e-motion sizing saw

  • X-Roll sliding table
  • PCS (Preventive Contact System)
  • Intuitive „smartouch“ control
  • Programmable cutting sequence
  • 202 mm cutting height

Felder - FB 710 bandsaw

  • 460 mm cutting height
  • -5° bis +45° tilting
  • Cutting width 690 mm
  • Table extension possible

Felder - AD9-41 surface planer

  • Spring-assisted, synchronous folding of the dual jointer tables
  • Highest level of work safety and operating comfort
  • Thicknessing table control accurate to a tenth of a millimetre at the touch of a button
  • Halving of noise pollution with the innovative Silent-Power

Felder - FW 950 classic wide belt sander

  • Sanding height 3-170 mm
  • Sanding width 950 mm
  • Electropneumatic sanding shoe

Format 4 - Fräsmaschine Profil 92M

  • 2x 46° swivel range
  • Intuitive e-motion control for milling spindle, milling fence and table opening
  • Electrically height-adjustable feed unit
  • Stepless speed adjustment

Areas of application

  • Creating wood cuts
  • Planing wood and wood-based materials
  • Surface treatment (e.g. sanding)
  • Gluing constructions
  • Milling work (e.g. profiles or curves)
  • Turning work (e.g. chair legs)
  • Manual processing (e.g. wood joints, chiselling, sawing)
  • Veneering of surfaces

Contact

Eyke Heinze

Alternatively, an e-mail can be written at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject WOOD WORKSHOP.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.
  • I want to use the woodworking workshop, what should I do?
    Book an appointment per e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject WOODWORKING, describe your intention and tell us which machines you’d like to use. For some, an additional proof of qualification (e. g. a Handwerkskammer certificate or equivalent) may be necessary. In principle, an introduction on the spot is a necessary requirement to use the machines. For the stationary ones, specific safety courses will be offered.
  • Do I get any support when using the new machines and devices?
    Our technical staff is happy to help you. In case of simple manual machines, there’s a short introduction. For the stationary machines , specific safety courses will be offered. In best case, carry a Handwerkskammer certificate or its equivalent for the machine you want to use with you.  Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Fiber composite

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.
  • I want to use the fiber processing workshop, what should I do?
    Book an appointment per e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject FIBER PROCESSING, describe your intention and tell us which machines you’d like to use. For some, an additional proof of qualification (e. g. a Handwerkskammer certificate or equivalent) may be necessary. In principle, an introduction on the spot is a necessary requirement to use the machines. For the stationary ones, specific safety courses will be offered.
  • Do I get any support when using the new machines and devices?
    Our technical staff is happy to help you. In case of simple manual machines, there’s a short introduction. For the stationary machines , specific safety courses will be offered. In best case, carry a Handwerkskammer certificate or its equivalent for the machine you want to use with you.  Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Equipment

  • CNC cutter for textiles, foils and carbon fibre mats
  • 3D printer using the SLA process (resin printer)
  • Vacuum thermoforming machine
  • Laminating accessories

Areas of application

  • Cutting of textiles, foils, other fibre mats, cardboard, etc.
  • Thermoforming machine for the production of plastic moulds
  • Production of fibre composite parts
  • Printing of filigree models with high surface quality

Contact

Thomas Schurig

Alternatively, an e-mail can be written at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject FIBRE COMPOSITE.

CNC

Application areas

  • different types of metal processing (milling and turning)
  • turning or milling of fits
  • production of prototypes

Contact

Thomas Schurig and André Mebus

Alternatively, an e-mail can be written at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject CNC-WERKSTATT.

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.
  • I want to use the CNC workshop, what should I do?
    Book an appointment per e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject CNC, describe your intention and tell us which machines you’d like to use. For some, an additional proof of qualification (e. g. a Handwerkskammer certificate or equivalent) may be necessary. In principle, an introduction on the spot is a necessary requirement to use the machines. For the stationary ones, specific safety courses will be offered.
  • Do I get any support when using the new machines and devices?
    Our technical staff is happy to help you. In case of simple manual machines, there’s a short introduction. For the stationary machines , specific safety courses will be offered. In best case, carry a Handwerkskammer certificate or its equivalent for the machine you want to use with you.  Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

From the spring we will offer workshops and training on the machines, including:

  • Initial training on the machines CNC workshop
  • CNC beginner course of GCODE programming theory
  • CNC beginner course of CAM programming with Siemens NX
  • CNC 3-axis milling beginner course
  • CNC turning beginner course

All other events can be found here.

Metal and sheet metal processing

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.
  • I want to use the metal workshop, what should I do?
    Book an appointment per e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject METAL PROCESSING, describe your intention and tell us which machines you’d like to use. For some, an additional proof of qualification (e. g. a Handwerkskammer certificate or equivalent) may be necessary. In principle, an introduction on the spot is a necessary requirement to use the machines. For the stationary ones, specific safety courses will be offered.
  • Do I get any support when using the new machines and devices?
    Our technical staff is happy to help you. In case of simple manual machines, there’s a short introduction. For the stationary machines , specific safety courses will be offered. In best case, carry a Handwerkskammer certificate or its equivalent for the machine you want to use with you.  Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Equipment

  • Welding equipment for:
    • Manual arc welding
    • Oxyacetylene welding
    • Tungsten inert gas welding
    • Metal active gas welding
    • Metal inert gas welding
  • 3D welding table
  • Hand-guided plasma cutter
  • CNC-controlled plasma cutter
  • Metal band saw
  • Double grinding machine
  • Bearing press
  • Sandblasting cabin

Application areas

  • Production of welded joints (e.g. welding of bicycle frames)
  • surface treatment (sandblasting)
  • Sheet metal cuts
  • Workpiece cuts
  • Bearing replacement

Contact

Thomas Schurig and André Mebus

Alternatively, an e-mail can be written at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject METAL PROCESSING WORKSHOP.

Metal and sheet metal processing

FAQs

  • Who can use the COLab?
    The COLab is open to all registered members regardless of their place of residence, age or professional status. Registration is possible at colab-cottbus.de and is currently free of charge. Persons under 18 years of age may only visit COLab when accompanied by an adult.
  • I want to use the sheet metal workshop, what should I do?
    Book an appointment per e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject SHEET METAL PROCESSING, describe your intention and tell us which machines you’d like to use. For some, an additional proof of qualification (e. g. a Handwerkskammer certificate or equivalent) may be necessary. In principle, an introduction on the spot is a necessary requirement to use the machines. For the stationary ones, specific safety courses will be offered.
  • Do I get any support when using the new machines and devices?
    Our technical staff is happy to help you. In case of simple manual machines, there’s a short introduction. For the stationary machines , specific safety courses will be offered. In best case, carry a Handwerkskammer certificate or its equivalent for the machine you want to use with you.  Otherwise, the rule is: Helping you help yourself.

In case you have more questions, write us an e-mail at colab(at)b-tu.de.

Planned events

Nothing planned yet. Click here for other events.

Coming soon...

Application areas

  • different types of metal processing (e.g. laser cutting and bending)
  • bending tubes (e.g. production of stair railings)
  • production of prototypes (e.g. sheet metal housings for PCs)

Contact

Thomas Schurig and André Mebus

Alternatively, an e-mail can be written at colab(at)b-tu.de with the subject BLECHWERKSTATT.