The quality of the powders used in additive manufacturing is crucial for achieving good parts. It is the subject of discussions in the standardisation committees.

Sirris is looking for a Robotics Engineer - smart assembly for its Smart and Digital Factory. The department is located in Kortrijk, the beating heart of industrial innovation these days. This could be a unique opportunity to get involved at the forefront of Industry 4.0.

AM

Functional design for additive manufacturing' was finalised in September. During the last meeting the last project results of this informative project were presented and explained. We will discuss one of the successful cases with you in more detail.

Sirris has mechanical and chemical surface finishing equipment for the post-treatment of AM made parts.

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.

CCI Liège-Verviers-Namur is organising the 'Material Technology Day' which will be held in Liège (Sart-Tilman) on 24 October, in collaboration with the PIMW (Pôle d’Ingénierie des Matériaux de Wallonie), the CRM Group, Sirris, the University of Liège and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine Chambers of Commerce.

Prototyping has become a quite well-known professional event among the people working in product development, prototyping and small-scale production. Another quite extensive programme will be presented on 8 and 9 November by the organiser Kortrijk Xpo, in cooperation with Howest - Industrial Design Center. Sirris will also participate with two presentations.

A conference held in Vienna reviewed additive manufacturing with ceramic materials. Report by a Sirris expert.

The EMO fair in Hanover took place recently. The theme this year at the machining trade fair was Industry 4.0. Siemens presented their Active Vibration Absorber Unit at EMO Hanover that attenuates vibrations with counter-vibrations.

Sirris has invested in a new Laser Beam Melting machine which provides better quality control of printed metal parts.