HRW - Fablab Bottrop

Kardinal-Hengsbach-Straße 2-6, 46236 Bottrop, Germany

Fab Lab

Space size 160 m²

Opened in December 2012

Structure type University

Explored in January 2021


The FabLab is currently moving to the Prosper 3 start-up center. Due to the current situation in Germany, the laboratory will be closed to visitors for the time being.

FabLab of the University of Applied Science Ruhr West. SInce 2012 we are a growing interdisziplinary team of creative people. Visit us and become inspired!

Main interests

Technology - machines & tools Entrepreneurship Robotics Education Energy & environment Drones & aeronautics Residency Makers Fashion & textile Music & sound devices

This workshop is great for:

Every single person & organisation!

The closest workshops nearby are:

FABACADEMY IN GERMANY

The Fab Academy is a fast paced, hands-on learning experience where students learn rapid-prototyping by planning and executing a new project each week, resulting in a personal portfolio of technical accomplishments.

The aim of this course is to train participants in the individual labs to use all FabLab technologies so that they can function as experts in matters of FabLab at the locations.

Our team has been involving in such a program since 2016 and every year we mentor new international makers!

Applications for Fabacademy 2022 cycle will be open in Sept 2021. Wait this time or if you want reach us by mail before!

Interview & guided tour

Meet someone from the team & discover the space by yourself!

Our workshop

Learn more about our space, members, machines & services!

Hello World, hello Europe,

We are the Makers from FabLab of University Ruhr-West in Bottrop.

The HRW FabLab is member of the International Fab Lab Association. We orientate ourselves towards the Fab Charter.

Back in 2012 Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer started the FabLab as one of 10 first official FabLabs in Germany. We are well connected with other FabLabs in the area through the Project 3D-competence-center Niederrhein.

The main focus is about teaching students in digital fabrication and get into hands-on mentality.

At Fab Conference ´17 in Chile Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer and Marcel Kellner met VULCA and we are directly connected and supported each other when it comes to Makers Residency topic.

Indeed, we already started the first Maker-exchange with a Maker from Croatia. He did the Fab Academy at our FabLab.

Thats also a special thing from our Lab. We as a “supernode” offer the Fab Academy program since 4 years as one of first German Fablabs.

Our team consists mainly of students : Prof. Michael Schäfer is head of the FabLab then you have the following team:

  • Alexander Pierchalla
  • Carolin Schröder
  • Dominik Hausmann
  • Gaia Di Martino
  • Jens Klöpfel
  • Joel Schneider
  • Jonas van Hagen
  • Jonathan Seegy
  • Lana Sattelmaie
  • Lars Hofmann
  • Lena Hagenauer
  • Leon Heindl
  • Lukas Hellwig
  • Marcel Kellner
  • Marvin Püthe
  • Paul Schulte
  • Tim Schout
  • Tobias Poppe
  • Florian Paproth
  • Robert Reichert And our lovely robot’ colleague: Pepper

The HRW FabLab reach all population groups and impart digitization skills. We therefore make our open offers available to our visitors free of charge.

Would you like to support us anyway?

  • The laboratory piggy bank is always happy to receive donations // ;-) //

Then the following partners are currently supporting us:

Also, If you as a company would like to promote our activities, long-term cooperation is also possible. You also benefit from this with exclusive workshop offers, cooperation stands at major events and access to expert knowledge. // Write to us! //

Hello World, hello Europe,

We are the Makers from FabLab of University Ruhr-West in Bottrop.

The HRW FabLab is member of the International Fab Lab Association. We orientate ourselves towards the Fab Charter.

Back in 2012 Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer started the FabLab as one of 10 first official FabLabs in Germany. We are well connected with other FabLabs in the area through the Project 3D-competence-center Niederrhein.

The main focus is about teaching students in digital fabrication and get into hands-on mentality.

At Fab Conference ´17 in Chile Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer and Marcel Kellner met VULCA and we are directly connected and supported each other when it comes to Makers Residency topic.

Indeed, we already started the first Maker-exchange with a Maker from Croatia. He did the Fab Academy at our FabLab.

Thats also a special thing from our Lab. We as a “supernode” offer the Fab Academy program since 4 years as one of first German Fablabs.

Our team consists mainly of students : Prof. Michael Schäfer is head of the FabLab then you have the following team:

  • Alexander Pierchalla
  • Carolin Schröder
  • Dominik Hausmann
  • Gaia Di Martino
  • Jens Klöpfel
  • Joel Schneider
  • Jonas van Hagen
  • Jonathan Seegy
  • Lana Sattelmaie
  • Lars Hofmann
  • Lena Hagenauer
  • Leon Heindl
  • Lukas Hellwig
  • Marcel Kellner
  • Marvin Püthe
  • Paul Schulte
  • Tim Schout
  • Tobias Poppe
  • Florian Paproth
  • Robert Reichert And our lovely robot’ colleague: Pepper

The HRW FabLab reach all population groups and impart digitization skills. We therefore make our open offers available to our visitors free of charge.

Would you like to support us anyway?

  • The laboratory piggy bank is always happy to receive donations // ;-) //

Then the following partners are currently supporting us:

Also, If you as a company would like to promote our activities, long-term cooperation is also possible. You also benefit from this with exclusive workshop offers, cooperation stands at major events and access to expert knowledge. // Write to us! //

Machines & tools available

Oculus QUEST MOVERIO Smart Glasses BT 300 HTC VIVE Pro Oculus Rift HTC VIVE XYTRONIC 3D-Scanner iSense Touch 3D Stylus Dobot Magician Epson SureColor SC-P9000 Violet Spectro. Roland Camm-1 GR-540 Singer W6 N 2600 cameo 3 vinyl cutter Vinylcutter Silhouette Portrait 3D-Scanner Artec Spider Laser-Cutter Epilog Zing 6030 Formech 300 QX Plotter LPKF ProtoMat S63 3D-Drucker Envisiontec 3D-Drucker Markforged 3D 3D-Drucker Sinterit Lisa Pro (mit Sandstrahler und Schüttelsieb 3D-Drucker Intamsys Funmat HT 3D-Drucker TierTime UP Box Plus Ultimaker 5S UP Mini 2 Brother PR 670 Ultimaker 3 3D printer

Technologies & processes available

3D printing 3D scanning Laser cutting Vinyl cutting CNC milling Computing & softwares VR & video games Electronics Robotics Textile machines Drones Metal working tools

Services offered

FabAcademy curriculum Industrial Design Creativity sessions Product R&D Residency programs Student Internship Education missions R&D missions

Our best practices

The inspiring things we do here to run our collaborative space

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & RESIDENCY MAKERS

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residency maker

In 2019 we decided to launch our first FABACADEMY residency maker in cooperation with Fablab.hr, Croatia

Indeed, we as a “supernode” offer the Fab Academy program since 4 years as one of first German Fablabs and we were looking for integrating more international makers into this program we host in bottrop.This is a link

It was a great experience to teach digital fabrication to “Tin Valetic”, maker from Fablab.Hr, based in Zagreb.

For several months, Tin came to Bottrop. He did the Fab Academy at our FabLab. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the diploma at the end, but this is not the most important.

During this time we have learned a lot about how we can better organize an exchange in the future.

The accommodation was privately provided by Marcel Kellner. He had hosted Tin for the times he was in Germany. At that time there was a project called “3d competence center” to finance the Fabacademy.

Contact : team@hrw-fablab.com

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