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.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

The Sirris OWI Lab and department on additive manufacturing are standard values in their industry and quite proud of it too. The fact that not only Sirris considers the combination of both specialist fields a promising development can be derived from an article about 3D printing in Windpower Monthly, where Sirris was given the opportunity to say something.

Pascal Pollet

The EU-Japan Centre is once again organising a 5-day intensive course that is going to take place on 26 to 30 June for European senior managers with a technical background who are familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and a visit to a number of leading Japanese companies.

Walter Auwers

During the third edition of the Factories of the Future Awards awards were granted to Daikin from Ostend, Nuscience from Drongen, Rousselot from Ghent, Valeo from Ghislenghien and Veranneman Technical Textiles from Ardooie. All are now holders of the title Factory of the Future, a prestigious label they can keep for three years.

Stijn Lambrechts

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is emerging as a viable alternative within the manufacturing industry. Do you have the required knowledge to successfully make the switch? On 26 April and 23 May Sirris organises a new edition of the masterclass 'Design for AM'. This masterclass will offer you the knowledge and insight needed to design components specifically for AM, which will allow you to take full advantage of this technology.

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.

Tom Jacobs

Metal working traditionally generates high temperatures so that cooling agents have to be applied. High temperatures increase the wear on tools. Fluids with extremely low temperatures are used with cryogenic machining that results in better productivity and quality.

Filiep Vincent

The possibilities with cobots are endless, but where do you start in practice? In the course of a hands-on workshop on collaborative robots (cobots), Sirris advisers will guide the participants through the first steps of a practical assignment. (language = Dutch).

Tom Jacobs

As part of the Dynatool European research project that included the integration of monitoring systems into the processing of complex shapes, Sirris together with KU Leuven has been focusing on integrating acoustic and force sensors into the clamping devices used with workpieces. We came up with quite a few interesting findings.

Pascal Pollet

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) can rightly be called the production strategy of the 21st century. This approach, which is specifically designed for companies with small product series and great product diversity, focuses on shortening lead times throughout the company. Which is why this strategy can seamlessly meet the production needs of today.