Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dr. Bucky Lab on the Bouwbeurs in Utrecht

With the finals done it was time to head towards Utrecht and have a look at the building trade fair Bouwbeurs. Its this spot once every 2 years to meet all the partners and friends of the bucky lab and pay them a visit ...and of course have a look at all the research projects and innovations being on display on the fair.

If you come very early you are able to see festool stand in its full glory...later the day you don't have a chance because its always crowded. Frans and his crew set up the biggest stand there and Hans who also joins our intros was presenting new tools every full hour and was always surrounded by visitors.

Next stop Hultafors and Snickers our partner for hand tools and workwear, Vincent proudly showed some new tools and I found a mini work trouser I have to have for my own workshop ...

Around the corner I came across Wiha with a nice stand presenting their wide range of hand tools. Its always a pleasure to change some words with the german colleagues and of course with Ronald testing my dutch ...

Maarten from Heco our partner for everything wood screws welcomed me with a warm coffee and we had a chat about our upcoming house we are about to build at the end of the month.

Next to meeting our partners the fair is also the place to present the latest research projects, and we have to say Nadias CAST project was by far the biggest research project shown on the fair Siebe from 4TU was happy about the wonderful stand he was able to set up with her. Next to a wide range of research projects a set of lectures was also organized and Nadia rocked the stage with the presentation of her project, proud to be part of this research project.

Next to this the fair is also home to Materia the material collection, and there I came across Laura from the betterfuturefactory presenting tiles made out of old pet bottles. While Laura and Casper and their partners boosts the circular economy with their award winning office with all about re - and up cycling ...Glad to have both as docents in our bucky lab.

So in short a busy day on the fair, but feeling like home meeting all the different people who makes the bucky lab that special all on one spot !

Here some impressions from the show