Peter ten Haaf

Not having been allowed to receive visitors in recent years does not mean that technological developments have not come to a standstill too. It is indeed high time to throw our doors open once more and give a demonstration of the latest in 'advanced manufacturing'!

Tom Jacobs

Tool monitoring is needed in the milling process in order to be able to automate it and to ensure the quality of the products. This is not an easy task where micromilling tools are involved, but acoustic sensors can offer a solution for this.

Eddy Kunnen

What is profitable today will have been replaced by a better solution by tomorrow. You know better than anyone else the need for innovation to stay ahead of your competitor or partner. New technologies often lie at the root of these changes. This is no different when it comes to surface treatments. Stay up to date! 

Samuel Milton
Tom Jacobs

Cutting parameters used in machining operations are usually selected based on tool manufacturers’ catalogue recommendations or by operator's experience. This is not optimised to the application at hand. At Sirris, we can help you identify tool behaviour and tap the optimal performances in your machining processes with a simple but proven dynamics test.

Samuel Milton

Solid carbide endmills are the most commonly used tools in almost every machine shop. Process engineers are always concerned with productivity gains by reducing the tooling cost, machining time and bring down the cost per part to increase the margins. The selection of the machining conditions either rely on the experience of the operator or the recommendations from the tool manufacturer. In spite of all efforts, hitting the sweet spot or getting the part first-time-right is still challenging. Though complete mastery of the dynamics of milling process is difficult, some insights on tool geometry would definitely help.

Samuel Milton

How effective you can machine a part largely depends on the structural dynamics of all the components involved in the process. It can be seen as two systems: one concerning the machine tool, which includes the drives in the spindle, the tool holder and the cutting tool, while the other system concerns the workpiece being cut and the fixture set-up. Now to have an effective cutting process, the dynamics of both the systems should be taken into account.

Olivier Malek

Structures are already widely used to give functionality to a surface, with nature as the best example. However, in order to use this in technical applications, we must take into account the limitations and possibilities offered by the various (current) production methods.

Peter ten Haaf

YouniQ Machining is a Flemish startup based in Zonhoven, Limburg that specialises in making aluminium components. What is unique about this company is the fact that the entire process from quotation to NV programme is fully automated.

Tom Jacobs

The EMO fair in Hanover took place recently. The theme this year at the machining trade fair was Industry 4.0. Tongtai presented the VU5, a machine that provides ultrasonic support when milling.

Krist Mielnik

Among the different working strategies for ‘high performance cutting’ (HPC), trochoidal milling is an efficient way of processing (difficult materials), and is one that also utilizes a longer cutting edge. In order to increase productivity even further, the materials and processes laboratory at University of Karlsruhe has developed another strategy for trochoidal cutting, namely epicycloidal cutting.