Happylab empowers members with creative freedom thanks to Trotec Laser

At Happylab, the use of lasers enables members to implement a wide variety of projects. Trotec lasers form the basis for creative realization.


Cutting and engraving of members' projects


Vienna, Austria

Laser machine

Speedy 400 & Q500

Members use the makerspace for creative ideas

Happylab was founded in 2006 by Karim Jafarmadar and Roland Stelzer. The two founders and managing directors created one of the first makerspaces in Austria. From an initially private workshop, 3 locations developed, one each in Vienna, Salzburg and also in Berlin. The idea behind it was to offer creative innovators and entrepreneurs space to realize their ideas and projects. The entire team consists of a total of 10 employees of which 7 are employed in Vienna. On about 900 m2 the Makerspace in Vienna offers a variety of different devices with which the members can work, including two laser machines from Trotec.

Fast and qualitative processing for young entrepreneurs and hobbyists.

The lasers offer members a wide range of possibilities to implement their projects precisely, quickly and easily. The laser machines allow materials to be processed in new ways, giving rise to new ideas that can then be further developed. In the makerspace, the lasers are primarily used for cutting and engraving. Architecture students use the lasers to quickly cut and create their models. Young creative designers cut and engrave their creations and personalize them for their customers. What can be done in just minutes with lasers can often take hours by hand. Laser technology brings great added value to Happylab and its members in terms of speed and precision, enabling individuals and small businesses to turn their ideas into reality.

Demand from members led to the purchase of the laser machines.

From the beginning, Happylab was a pioneer in the use of laser machines. Soon after the foundation, the first laser was purchased. The reason why Happylab acquired a laser immediately after its foundation was the demand from potential members. Lasers were in demand and besides, Happylab always wanted to be one step ahead. Over time, various devices were in use until the first Trotec laser was purchased in 2014.  The decisive factors for the purchase from Trotec were ultimately the simple and open communication that was possible with Trotec, as well as the personal contact. In addition, Trotec was one of the few suppliers with high-quality machines that met the requirements-  to be suitable for use in the Makerspace, the devices must be robust, reliable and, above all, easy to operate. Since then, several Trotec lasers have already found their way into the Makerspace. Members now have access to a Speedy 400 and a Q500 in Vienna and a Speedy 300 and Speedy 400 in Berlin. Happylab is open seven days a week around the clock, which means the laser runs 24 hours a day and is always available to members for their projects.

"Open communication like no other provider: We were particularly impressed by the service, because open communication and personal contact were possible at all times. Especially when questions about new use cases arose and we tried to find solutions together."

Leyla Jafarmadar
Communications Manager

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