TUD is my Uni, because together we are forging sustainable paths. Using modern wood technology, we provide new spaces for natural materials.
I am a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Wood and Fibre Material Technology. The wood technology of the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering at TUD is one of the best research facilities worldwide in this field, which is why I am writing my doctoral thesis here, and am currently contributing to the “AidBoards” project.
This project involves finding a way to produce camp beds for humanitarian operations almost entirely from paper materials. The bed frame is transported to the operation site as a flat pack, similar to a parcel pack set. There, the frame is set up by means of folding and connecting, and a hammock-like covering is attached. This is modelled on bed underlays for patients and can be changed quickly for each new patient. The camp beds are specially designed for one-off transport and can be completely recycled, composted or incinerated at the place of use. This project thus has great advantages for logistics, use and disposal in humanitarian aid, for example in the event of epidemics.
The photo shows a 1:10 model of the camp bed. We use the stool to examine constructive aspects of the frame on the original scale.
We are implementing “AidBoards” together with several partners:
The company Profümed Karlheinz Lohr e.K. manufactures bed underlays for patients which they modify on their machines to produce coverings for the disposable camp beds. THIMM Packaging Systems GmbH + Co. KG has both extensive experience in the use of heavy-duty corrugated cardboard and the processing machines required for such large folding sheets. Markus Lampe Consulting contributes its 20 years of experience in humanitarian logistics.
“AidBoards” is being sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the “New Products for the Bioeconomy” ideas competition.
TUD is my Uni, because together we are forging sustainable paths. Using modern wood technology, we provide new spaces for […]