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.

On 25 October Sirris and Flanders Make organise their Mechatronics4.0 Masterclass IV on vision technology. The aim of this masterclass is to inform you about the merits of vision technology and provide you insights about how to integrate these systems in your products or production in an effective way.

Weight reduction, higher performance, integrated functionality, etc. Are you looking for new production processes to achieve higher added value for your products? Combining different materials could provide the right solution! Sirris, BIL, Agoria and Flanders Make have organised a workshop on the subject for 24 October. We will be providing insights into the latest, modern technologies used for joining dissimilar materials.

The valorisation of metal swarf waste is an underestimated problem; that much became clear at the event ‘How to make money from swarf waste?’ on 14 September. A testimony from BMT Aerospace showed that there are some interesting options.

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.

When your developers are continuously busy managing servers and upgrading operating systems, they have no time to work on your product and you loose competitive power. Besides time ‘serverless computing’ also gives you other advantages.

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