Pascal Pollet

Innovative technologies making companies stronger and more competitive for the future also have a lot to offer to the machining industry. The Interreg project 'Machining 4.0' translates the broad Industry 4.0 vision into concrete applications for machining, tailored to SMEs. Within this context we established ten practical guidelines.

Ludwig De Locht

Strategically embedding the processes of both digital and sustainable transformations in a company - also called twin transformation - pays off. It is however often not straightforward for a company to decide where and how to start with a twin transformation. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Ludwig De Locht

Strategically embedding the processes of both digital and sustainable transformations in a company - also called twin transformation - pays off. It is however often not straightforward for a company to decide where and how to start with a twin transformation. If you want to know more about twin transformations and their potential for your company, get inspired or start your combined digital and sustainable journey, our thematic event on April 27th will fit your need.

Walter Auwers
Jan Kempeneers

At the Factory of the Future Awards ceremony on February 17, our country was granted with six new Factories of the Future. With this Award, the initiators want to designate the most future-oriented manufacturing companies in Belgium. We are pleased to introduce you to one of the winners: Terumo, a medical equipment manufacturer based in Haasrode, near Louvain.

Pascal Pollet

Because the effect of digitisation projects on business results varies greatly, it is important to make the right choices. In this article, we highlight the digital tool with perhaps the greatest imaginable effect on operational processes: the product configurator.

Pascal Pollet

Digitalisation results in a great leap forward for some production companies, while for others the impact is rather limited. Why is this and how can you avoid disappointment after digitalising operational processes?

Carl Emmerechts

Arcelor Mittal, an international steel group and the largest steel producer in the world, is examining how to integrate the opportunities offered by the digital revolution to increase its performance by improving traceability, reducing costs related to loss of information between operators and proposing new functionalities related to the recent development of the Internet of Things.

Christophe Michiels

Do you spend a lot of time creating work instructions with Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Are you not 100 percent sure whether the operators in manufacturing are using the right version? Do you find that checklists are not always filled in, or are only filled in afterwards? Digital work instruction platforms are aimed at solving these problems.

Jakob Kesteloot

Many manufacturing companies have already focused on automation and digitisation to some extent, but this has often been done in isolation and in different ways. Little communication takes place between these islands and little is known about the material, or the information, that goes from one set-up to another. Keeping a production line flexible and profitable is a serious challenge. This is also the case with Renier Natuursteen.

Pascal Pollet

In recent years, many studies have been published on the effectiveness of digital work instructions. This has yielded many valuable lessons for manufacturing companies, which we summarise for you in this article.