Peter ten Haaf

For the first time a multifunctional metal surface has been created that is super-hydrophobic, self-cleaning and extremely absorbent.

Solange Humblet

NANORA, the NANO Regions Alliance, will be holding a free seminar on NANOBIO in Saarbrücken, Germany, on 22 April. The seminar will serve to develop knowledge and skills and to make new business contacts.

Ilse Evenepoel

As manager of a (SME) manufacturing company located in a high cost land such as Belgium, how can you continue to guarantee a sustainable future for you and your personnel? This question was answered recently during 2 information sessions held at the Flemish Innovation Centre on 25 February and 17 March. SMEs from East Flanders, Limburg, Flemish Brabant and Antwerp were certainly inspired by the sessions.

Hilde Krikor

Change2Micro wants to stimulate micro processing of plastics in Flanders. Do you have an idea or concept related to micro processing of plastics? Thanks to this project, you can turn it into reality. What’s more, you can win a boot camp on top!

Olivier Rigo

A collaborative project between HELMo-Gramme and Sirris aims to optimise the production of supports in metal additive manufacturing in order to increase the reliability of production and reduce costs.

Benjamin Vandeputte

At times things got lively during the well-attended event organized by Sirris and Agoria on 30 March. Representatives of foundries and their customers presented their views of today and tomorrow and provided each other with feedback and tips. Foundries have a future in Belgium, provided that the necessary effort is made...

Stijn Lambrechts

In addition to the first four Factories of the Future, there are quite a number of companies in Belgium who are constantly innovating. One of them is Atlas Copco. The international group consists of four divisions with compressor technology being the largest. 3D printing is gaining lots of interest, including knowledge of AM technologies.

Solange Humblet

NANORA (Nano Regions Alliance) will organise a "Convoy” trade mission for nanotechnology companies to visit Tennessee on the 16th-22nd of May. Tennessee has now enjoyed more than five years of growth since the end of the recession in 2009. On this business trip you will visit leading manufacturing companies and make important B2B contacts. On top of that, the trip offers excellent opportunities for networking with participants from several European countries.

Sven De Troy

Festo is fully aware that nature is a valuable source of inspiration for new technological developments. The controls and automation manufacturer is presenting three bionic innovations at the Hannover Messe (13-17 April).

Gregory Nolens

A new project at Sirris sets out to gain new insight into the 3D production of personalised parts combining bone cells and biocompatible matrices to repair bone defects.