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.

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.

Peter ten Haaf

The biannual MTMS Machineering exhibition taking place this year between 22 and 24 March at Brussels Expo will be presenting visitors with what suppliers and their partners have to offer for dealing with the transformations that will be taking place in production, assembly and supplies during the run up to 2020.

Olivier Malek

Ultra-fast femtosecond lasers remove material not through heat, but with the instantaneous creation of a plasma. The technology really lends itself to high precision application of functionalities by way of texturing.

Olivier Malek

Integrated laser hardening provides solutions for hardening thin, elongated objects that warp during traditional hardening processes. It also offers other advantages.

Olivier Malek
Peter ten Haaf

Thanks to recent breakthroughs in the area of laser technology and ECM it has become easier to give components and tools increased functionality. This is done by texturing or giving structure to surfaces.

Olivier Malek

At the end of May, the machine cutting industry gathered together for the 7th High Performance Cutting Convention in Chemnitz, Germany. It was a particularly busy event, with almost 260 presentations. Naturally, Sirris was an attendee as well, both to introduce its own work as well as spot new trends.

Tom Jacobs

Processing hard materials such as ceramics is particularly time-consuming. Especially with conventional machining methods such as grinding. Fortunately, there are more and more alternative techniques that can perform the operation easier and faster, such as laser-assisted milling.

Olivier Gramaccia

Sirris is co-organising the conference on industrial laser processing to be held 28-29 June 2016 at "Château de Colonster" in Liège.