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Prototype Workshop Reopens

Chemnitz University of Technology’s student workshop for project work is open again - prior registration necessary

The corona pandemic brought almost all areas of life to a virtual standstill during its peak. This included the high school and college students' workshop (german article) at Chemnitz University of Technology – until now. Those responsible for the Students' Workshop have presented hygiene rules for project work in the workshop that is in line with the specifications for combating an infectious disease. In accordance with these rules, individuals can use project construction times all day on Mondays and Thursdays by prior appointment. Appointments can be made via e-mail to Joseph Stephens ( or Fritz Ziems ( Reservations for the following week should be made by Friday morning of the current week at the latest.

Driving creative projects forward to the founding of a company

At various workstations, visitors to the high school and college students' workshop can realize their own ideas using 3D printers, milling, turning and drilling machines and other aids. On site, employees can also help with the technical implementation.

If an idea could also be a basis for founding a company, the advisors from the SAXEED start-up network are available to provide advice and support.

Since May 2019, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the TU4U project have been opening the students' workshop as a research laboratory and think tank from Monday to Thursday. The workshop is the place for students, staff and alumni at Chemnitz University of Technology from all faculties who want to do something. Here you can design, test and further develop a prototype of your idea.

Additional information is available online (german page).

Background: SAXEED start-up network

The start-up network SAXEED (german page) is located in the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Chemnitz University of Technology and provides support in the field of rapid prototyping through a series of workshops that are ideally suited to prototype construction in the workshop. You can now find out about the topics planned for the winter semester 2020/21 here:

SAXEED is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Free State of Saxony, the participating universities and the BMWi.

(Author: Matthias Fejes/Translation: Chelsea Burris)

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