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At MotionLab we believe that innovation is more than ideation. It is a path from ideation to realization. Founded in 2017, today MotionLab is the biggest Prototyping-Space in Europe enabling you to generate and develop ideas, turn those ideas from concept to prototype and then into a profitable product.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Learn CNC milling with the "Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining" workshop

Note: To participate in this workshop please book a slot following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/cnc-introductory-workshop/

This workshop is a prerequisite for using the machines independently in MotionLab.Berlin!

Goals and Skills

Within the six hours of this workshop you will get an insight into 3-axis CNC machining and be enabled you to safely use MotionLab.Berlins 3-axis CNC mill.
The workshop will be all about the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC mill. First you will learn how to create a G-code from an exemplary design get familiar with the safety instructions in MotionLab.Berlins Woodlab. You will then train on MotionLab.Berlin’s milling machine and have gone through the process of planning and milling an examplary part using the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC.
At the end of the two days of this workshop you will be able to indepenently use the 3-axis CNC mill to work on your own individual projects.

Because workshop is part of the CAD–CAM–CNC process chain, we strongly recommend attending the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop prior to this hands-on machine workshop. In the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop you will learn how to set up your design for the milling. It covers setting milling paths, nesting your components and showcase the milling process – all in Fusion 360 CAM. These skills are essential to be able to create a GCode from you design that can be exported to the CNC mill and will not be covered in this „Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining“ workshop. If you have no experience in that area, please attend the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop first.

Method

In six hours, you are going to learn how to

-transfer your file to the CNC machine
-operating the CNC machine with control software MACH 3
-create the GCode for the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
-mill the components on the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC
-safely use the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
-Other material for the workshop will be provided and are included.

Note: This workshop can only take place if there is a required minimum of two participants reached. In case you are the only participant for this workshop you will be noticed 24 hours prior to the workshop and given an alternative date.

Learn Autodesk Fusion 360 with the "Autodesk Fusion 360 Online-Workshop"

Note: To participate in this workshop please book it on our website following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/autodesk-fusion-360-online-workshop-de-eng/

This Autodesk Fusion 360 online-workshop will give you deep insight into the benefits of parametric design and how to create a CAD-model from your sketches. Starting with an idea and first sketches on paper you will learn how to transform that idea into a 3D Model that is easily exportable as a file for a 3D printer, Laser Cutter oder CNC Mill. This makes the online-workshop idealy suited for makers interested in prototyping. Autodesk Fusion 360 is easy to learn and very powerful CAD program that has a CAM-module (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) already included. It runs on Windows- and Mac-Computers and is FOR FREE for makers and small startup companies!

Goals/Skills
You will learn the basics of parametric design with Autodesk Fusion 360. The Autodesk Fusion 360 online-workshop is tailored for CAD beginners, so no previous knowledge is required. But it is also made for people with experience in other CAD programs who want to start using Fusion 360. You will be introduced stepwise into the different mechanics and tools and tought how to create your own first project design.

Media

Hence this is an Fusion360 online-workshop it will be held as a zoom videocall. Together with up to three other participants you will learn virtually side by side. Using your webcam and microphone you will be in constant communication with the instructor and the other participants. In a balance between input given by the intructor and independent work the instructor will guide you through questions and occuring problems using screen sharing and remote controls.

Requirements/Recommendations

Requirements for the workshop:

-Pre-installed Autodesk Fusion 360 (free Download)
-Pre-installed Zoom Videocall (free Download)
-Webcam
-Microphone
-Reliable internet-connection (free Speedtest)

For a more comfortable workshop-experience a second screen is recommended.

Laser-Cutting Textiles for Fashion Design [ENG]

MotionLab.Berlin

Note: To attend this workshop, you have to book it on the Berlin Tech Academy Website Following this link:
https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/laser-cutting-textiles-for-fashion-design-eng/

Limit of participants: 3
Please wear FFP2 mask when attending the workshop!

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

learn about techniques for laser cutting textiles
make a design for laser cutting and vectorize the pattern
use laser cutting technology to produce original designs for garments and accessories
make tests of different patterns on various fabrics

Requirements

Completed beginner workshops for Laser cutting and Textile-lab introduction
Basic knowledge of graphic software.
Bring your laptop and a normal mouse with a wheel.
Have Adobe Illustrator or other vector graphic software installed on your laptop.

Goals/Skills
This four hour workshop will teach you the basic requirements and creative options for textile laser cutting. You will learn (and break) the rules for designing laser cut patterns and make your own samples.

Please note: The lecturer will provide the project and materials we will create for all members of this course.

Method
The workshop is divided into a theoretical and practical part. In the first part you will learn the basics of laser cutting textiles and discover the potential creative outcomes. In the following practical part you will put your knowledge into practice by designing your own pattern and test it out by cutting it from different textiles.

Laser-Cut Handbag [ENG]

MotionLab.Berlin

Note: To attend this workshop, you have to book it on the Berlin Tech Academy Website Following this link:
https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/laser-cut-handbag-eng/

Limit of participants: 3
Please wear FFP2 mask when attending the workshop!

In this workshop you will learn how to:

make and customize a simple tote handbag pattern
make a design for laser cutting and vectorize the pattern
laser cut the pieces and sew a tote bag

Requirements

Completed beginner workshops for Laser cutting and Textile-lab
introduction
Basic knowledge of graphic software.
Bring your laptop and a normal mouse with a wheel.

Have Adobe Illustrator or other vector graphic software installed on your laptop.

Goals/Skills
This four hour workshop will teach you the basic skills for making handbags, the basics of making patterns for accessories, and the rules for designing patterns for laser-cutting textiles.

Please note: The lecturer will provide the project and materials we will create for all members of this course.

Method
Within the four hours of this workshop, we will guide you through the different steps of the handbag construction process and demonstrate each step on the different machines. You will then work hands-on with the sewing machine and laser cutter to create your personalized tote bag which you can keep.

According to the current COVID-19 restrictions we will keep the safety distance of 1.5m at any time. We assure you to be careful and have appropriate hygiene gear on at all times, now that the regulations have been loosened up. Feel free to wear a mask during the workshop. We will provide masks for everyone if requested. Further information about the hygienic measures at MotionLab.Berlin can be found in the hygieneplan (German).

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