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Sirris helps companies to create lightweight, miniaturised, smart products.

Sirris is supporting innovation by helping companies to create ever more lightweight, more miniaturised products with increasing functionality.

The creation of the products of the future – which are set to be lighter, smaller and smarter – is based on the combined management of new technologies: computer-aided design and engineering, topological optimisation, micro-manufacturing, printed electronics, micro-injection, hybrid and multi-material components, among others. In 2016, Sirris continued to hone its expertise and began an overhaul to offer businesses more integrated support in these areas.

Projects in 2016

Product Development Hub under construction

Sirris now brings together all the technologies needed to create the products of the future, in an organisational structure enabling increasing interaction and integration between them. The goal is to provide more effective support to companies as they acquire knowledge and implement functional and reliable proofs of concept that can be quickly rolled out on an industrial scale. This new Product Development Hub will be officially launched in late 2017.

Miniaturised products

In 2016, many industrial projects drew on Sirris's expertise to develop multifunctional micro-components and mini-products, with applications in particular in the biomedical sector. With projects that increasingly involve various disciplines, such as electronics, optics and mechanics to name but a few, and the new investments and research projects launched in 2016, Sirris remains at the leading edge of knowledge and technology when it comes to miniaturisation.

Lightweight products

More than ever before, making products lighter involves plastics. Sirris launched new lines of attack in this domain in 2016. First of all, it developed new design methodologies for hybrid products based on original notions about the optimisation of shapes. Sirris also continued optimising various injection-molding processes bringing together the plastics with other materials (thermoplastic composites, metals and so on).

Smart products

To support the digital transition going on in product development, Sirris cultivated its expertise in the design of micro-encapsulation for sensors and micro-systems for integration into devices. The organisation also got ready to roll out functional demonstrators integrating various mechanical, electrical, electronics, and connectivity features. Finally, to help SMEs in their decision-making process regarding the integration of smart features into their products, Sirris explored various design software solutions specifically for connected devices.