Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The freedom 3D printing provides has solved numerous technical challenges by allowing manufacturing of high-technicity parts straight, but some technical challenges still remain unsolved. Sirris aims to make a change here with its developments in thermoplastic additive manufacturing.

Carl Emmerechts

Printing technologies become, in manufacturing electronic components, an innovative method to produce a large range of devices including lighting, medical devices, batteries, solar cells, sensors, RFID antennas, … In comparison with classical technologies based on photolithography and subtractive techniques inherently wasteful and including etching, and the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, these new technologies are fully additive.

Thomas Kairet

Powder-bed additive manufacturing of pure copper has been the subject of some research over the last few years. The most common laser used in AM machine has a wave length that is poorly absorbed by pure copper. This leads to excess reflection of the energy on the optical system and poor material quality.

Guido Heunen

Belgium is one of the pioneers of additive manufacturing (also known as AM or 3D printing) and, as such, already benefits from a well-developed ecosystem that is ideal for experimenting in the field. Hence, all the conditions are reunited so that you too can reap the benefits of these technologies. All you need is a little helping hand to find out how.

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The passion for sustainability has conquered our society at high speed. Strong carbon-neutral legislative objectives are set with the intention of reducing the environmental impact for all industries. This is how we are aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in the materials footprint by 2030 in Flanders, and a fully circular economy by 2050. These plans are indeed ambitious and companies are working hard. Can composite materials contribute to accomplish these goals?

Julien Magnien

Nowadays, it is difficult to find an AM machine, making metal parts at a relatively low cost, making the technology inaccessible for many smaller companies. On 14 December, the FabricAr3v project partners will organise a conference & networking day on low-cost metal 3D printing technologies.

Peter ten Haaf

Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. With the goal of inspiring other regions across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level. Sirris is proud to announce that our EFRO project 'Integration of 3D metal printing' is one of the 25 finalists in the category SMART Europe.

Olivier Rigo
Thomas Kairet

What can go wrong in additive manufacturing and how to tackle these challenges? This is the topic of a webinar by A6K | Advanced Engineering Center, in cooperation with Sirris. Expect a deep dive into operational and quality issues in industrial AM processes for metals (laser powder bed fusion, electron beam melting and laser cladding), followed by mitigation solutions.

 

Bart Teerlinck

The supply of metal 3D printing is growing strongly. Machines, materials, software, design and finishing... for each technology there are specific possibilities and challenges. Are you still with us? The new Learning Network 'Metal Additive Manufacturing' brings you knowledge and insights, provided by experts, peers and experience experts. Take part in the online information session on 6 July with no obligation!

Thomas Kairet
Jeroen Tacq

Sirris has acquired a new portable X-ray diffraction stress measurement system within the framework of the FEDER IAWATHA project, subsidised by the European Union and Wallonia. The system is unique in Belgium and provides a very powerful tool to measure the quality of all types of parts - cast, forged, machined, etc. - and processes, such as welding, 3D printing, shot peening or heat treatment. Its ability to characterise local stress is key to improve processing conditions.