Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Platform for Materials and Technology

The dictionary of digital fabrication

No Comments · by 10. September 2014


“The label “3D printing” is often used to cover all techniques enabling data to be turned into objects. Whereas there are actually any number of possibilities in terms of technology, materials and application. An overview.” – You can find The dictionary of digital fabrication (or Das Wörterbuch der digitalen Fabrikation) at Stylepark.

Further articles (see below) on digital fabrication can be found at www.stylepark.com
- Industrial design in the postindustrial age by Stefan Diez
- Factory – everywhere by Thomas Wagner
- Beautiful printed world by Martina Metzner

Zai Ski Factory Tour

· No Comments · by 5. August 2014

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Know Zai skis? One of their ski models even has a core made of stone, sourced from local mountains. ZAI’s research led to the development of carbon fibre stone (CFS)—created by wrapping stone in a special carbon fiber laminate, making it not only pressure-resistant but also flexible. Worth checking out! Enjoy the Photo Gallery: Zai Ski Factory Tour in the Swiss Alps at Core77, one of our favorite sites.

PS Does your dad build race cars? Visited a great factory yourself? – Let us know by sending an email to make(at)burg-halle.de

BA14: The Last Exercise

· No Comments · by 21. Juli 2014


MAKE. was invited to develop a series of medals for BURG’s Bachelor students. We created a limited edition of medals made of Polycaprolactone (Material of the Month) which were handed out with the official BA-certificate during the BA ceremony. This special medal for our Bachelor students comes with an special challenge called: “The Last Exercise”. You can read all about it at www.burg-halle.de/ba14

Material of the Month: Polycaprolactone

· No Comments · by 29. Juni 2014

Polycaprolactone is a biodegradable polyester being sold unter various tradenames such as “Protoplast”, “InstaMorph”, “ShapeLock”, PolyMorph”, “Plaast”, etc. The material feels like a tough, nylon-like plastic and melts to a putty-like consistence at only 60 degrees, easily achieved with hot water or air. It sticks to many other plastics and is famous in the hobbyist market for small scale modeling, part fabrication, repairing or rapid prototyping.

MAKE. presents Polycaprolactone in July 2014. Sample packs are freely available for all BURG students as long as our stock lasts.

Material Distribution Date

- When: Tuesday 01.07.2014, after the Jour Fixe: Michel van Dartel which starts at 19:00
- Where: Neuwerk 7, Villa, Room 103/104

Festivaltipp: Maker Faire Hannover, 5-6 July 2014

· (1) Comment · by 29. Juni 2014

Maker Faire Hannover 2014

Die Maker Faire ist ein familienfreundliches Festival, auf der das Basteln, Bauen, Erfinden, Experimentieren, Lernen, Recyceln, Inspirieren und Spaß haben im Mittelpunkt steht. Die Messe bietet Makern, Bastler, Tüftler, Hacker und Künstler die ideale Plattform, ihre Arbeitsergebnisse einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zu präsentieren und sich mit anderen Gleichgesinnten und auch interessierten Besuchern auszutauschen.

Neben den Ausstellungen warten viele interessante Mitmachstationen, ein spannendes Vortragsprogramm, sowie Workshops und faszinierende Experimente auf die Besucher. Im Vordergrund steht „Anfassen und Ausprobieren“. Die Besucher bekommen auf dem Festival die Gelegenheit für den kreativen, spielerischen und lustvollen Umgang mit Materialien, Techniken und Technik.

More information
Teilnehmer 2014: Meet the Makers
Impressionen Festival: Maker Faire Hannover 2013

Lecture by Pinar Yoldas: “An Ecosystem of Excess”

· No Comments · by 23. Juni 2014

Poster Lecture Pinar Yoldas 25.6 S

Artist and researcher Pinar Yoldas is invited by the GROW Art/Science platform to lecture* about her vision of an extreme, man-made environment of the future. Through a change in perspective, shoe points out the dangers caused by the plastics polluting the oceans while also creating a unique future scenario. “An Ecosystem of Excess”, this Wednesday 18:00 at the Institute for Chemistry (MLU).
Read more at www.burg-halle.de

* With an exhibition of student experiments with Beeswax (Material of the Month), and a preview at something new…

Materialausstellung in Berlin: Sustainable Design Materials

· (1) Comment · by 16. September 2014


In der Ausstellung Sustainable Design Materials werden vom 26. Mai bis 30. Mai 2014 im HAUTE INNOVATION Circle Werkstoffe präsentiert, die die biologische Diversifikation der Natur widerspiegeln, auf nachwachsenden Rohstoffen zurückgehen oder besondere Leichtbaupotenziale aufweisen. Wir zeigen einige der spannendsten Innovationen der letzten Jahre.

26.–30. Mai 2014, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Ort: HAUTE INNOVATION CIRCLE (Fidicinstraße 13, 10965 Berlin)
Kooperationspartner: VDID
Verbindliche Anmeldung bitte an: circle@haute-innovation.com

26., 27., 30. Mai 2014: 14:00 – 21:00
28. Mai 2014: 14:00 – 18:00

Eintritt: € 5

Materialausstellung und Abendevents anlässlich der Berlin Design Week 2014
Mehr Infos unter www.haute-innovation.com

Ringvorlesung “Vorbild Natur” an der MLU

· No Comments · by 16. September 2014

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Um einen Einblick zu geben, wie und wo die Natur als Inspirationsquelle dient, hat der Fachschaftsrat Biologie (MLU) eine neue Ringvorlesung organisiert. Vom 29. April bis 01. Juli könnt ihr jeden Dienstag den Vorträgen zum Thema „ Vorbild Natur” lauschen. Weitere Informationen unter www.fsr-biologie.uni-halle.de/ringvorlesung/ oder Facebook.

via GROW Art/Science

Material of the Month: Beeswax

· (2) Comments · by 22. April 2014

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees. Due to inventions such as the light bulb and synthetic alternatives (Paraffin), beeswax has become a byproduct which receives little attention. We invite you to experiment with beeswax by casting, dip molding, ironing, embossing, screen printing, etc. getting to know its characteristics, (re)discover its qualities, and maybe find new or unconsidered applications for beeswax.

Material Distribution Date
- When: Tuesday 29.04.2014 from 16h-17h
- Where: Werkstattzentrum Textil (Entrance: Martha-Brautzsch-Str. 13-14)
(beeswax is freely available for all BURG students as long as our stock lasts)
- Special Guest: M.A. Julia Kortus (www.juliakortus.de) who explored beeswax during her master project

Hello Beeswax / Goodbye Tyvek
All 25 participants of the previous Material of the Month (Tyvek) have been invited to bring and share their results – looking forward!

For those who missed the beeswax presentation due to the “Strei(k)t für vielfältige Bildung” demonstration today (thanks for joining) there is some beeswax available at the upcoming Jour Fixe 6.5 – see you there!

MATERIALICA Design + Technology Student Award 2014

· (1) Comment · by 7. April 2014


Are you studying product and industrial design, engineering sciences, mechanical engineering, natural science or other subjects in material application or material development areas and have you an innovative design idea? – Apply now for the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2014 and use your chance to impress with your innovative design idea a top-class expert jury. As winner you will receive the prize money of € 1.500.

International Trade Fair for Materials Applications, Surface Technology and Product Engineering.
From October 21 – 23, 2014, Messe München.