Bart Verlinden
cobots

Flexible production automation using cobots for example is no hype - it’s necessary. Nonetheless, successful implementation is not that straightforward. We’ve extended our support facilities and know-how for this type of automation at our application labs in Kortrijk and Diepenbeek. Why not start using them now!

Stijn Lambrechts
3D printing

Are you itching to do something with 3D printing and looking for ideas or partners? Do you want to implement a new business idea and are you wondering how your product can be manufactured? Sirris recently launched a service aimed at start-ups wanting success with these innovative technologies.

Véronique Dossogne
smart watch, AR

A recent development involving the University of Hasselt combines a smart wristwatch with a transparent screen that displays augmented reality (AR). Is this an alternative to smart glasses?

Olivier Malek

The demand for extra functionality on components is increasing. Texturing can be applied to plastic surfaces for example, which often proves to be a long-lasting, cheap and rapid solution. Sirris and KU Leuven have been able to create a superhydrophobic surface by introducing a cavity pattern to a mould insert and then using it in injection moulding trials. The technology permits the quick and efficient application of complex structures without the need for heating.

Stijn Lambrechts
additive manufacturing, AM

Additive manufacturing is a rapidly evolving technology offering increasing opportunities and areas of application. Companies are always curious to know whether they also can deploy the latest technologies. Sirris has launched a specific overview on its website for telling beginners all about AM.

Bruno Verlee
implants par additive manufacturing, biocéramique

Bone regeneration is frequently used in dentistry, particularly when teeth are replaced with implants. A new R&D project looks at developing a complete production line for these implants through additive manufacturing.

Marie-France Rousseau
Daikin, Factories of the Future, verandering, innovatie

On 2 February five new Factories of the Future joined in: Daikin, Nuscience, Rousselot, Valeo and Veranneman Technical Textiles can now carry this prestigious label for three years due to their advanced progress in the seven transformations on the road to the factory of the future. Each one of them demonstrated that they belong to the technological core of the 265 Belgian manufacturing companies which already set off on this path. In the weeks ahead we will present these excellent companies to you one by one.

Stijn Lambrechts

Sirris will clearly and visibly be present at RapidPro, which takes place from 7 to 9 March in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, with a stand, participation in presentations and a panel discussion and two entries for the Hall of Fame.

Véronique Dossogne

Much has been said about Industry 4.0. So what about today's standardisation? Can we use previously published standards as a basis?

Olivier Malek
simulatie laserharden

Integrated laser hardening offers many advantages when producing mechanical components, but generating the correct laser parameters for new materials and surface conditions is often a process of experimentation. Simulation therefore offers a solution for making this process faster and easier.