How we set up our new workshop

You already saw our new workshop on the premises of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in our Facebook-Post. Little by little we set it up. The rolling machine was the first to move in from our office. We also built a huge a workbench. Soon this is where we will glue together the special film that makes our CompactChart unique..

Open-jaw wrenches – just polished
Open-jaw wrenches – just polished

But where do our tools come from?

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Let’s smarten up

…we have made another big step. Up to now, all our samples had been manufactured using standard components, which we could easily customise and replace. Yet, despite colourful plastic panels and insets, we were often asked, if the CompactChart was also available in a pretty design and not so technical. The functionality has already convinced prospective customers, but there is always room for improvement – and improve we shall!

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After countless tries finally, a sample

For over a year we have been trying to adjust the joints of our functional sample. Unfortunately, Item’s standard joints as well as those provided by other manufacturers do not meet our requirements. That’s why we started designing our own. After joints manufactured using conventional 3-D printing processes and materials had failed because they did not exhibit the required strength, we tried to re-mill commercial joints to our needs. Sadly, these too were unstable… Continue reading “After countless tries finally, a sample”