Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present five practical tips to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Curiosity Forum on 13 June is an experience that goes beyond that of a conference. It will be a day full of inspiration and networking opportunities with peers, thought leaders, academics, and analytics & AI experts. Sirris will give a presentation on the opportunities of digitalisation in the manufacturing industry.

Creating a new demonstrator starts with creating space on the shop floor to put all these new technologies and equipment. We reorganised, cleaned up (a lot), threw out everything we didn’t touch for years and renewed some equipment to create some space. This was a huge work.

3D printing in the industry is an expertise that is becoming increasingly important. This is shown by a recent study in which Sirris collaborated and also by our own experience. After all, Sirris has almost 30 years of experience and expertise in the field, based on which it can offer companies the necessary support.

The fight against corrosion is a major cost driver, especially in harsh environments such as the North Sea. The NeSSIE project has been and is still contributing in this fight through the development of three demonstration projects for anti-corrosion solutions, focussed on offshore renewable energy (ORE) devices.

Springer Nature has just published the first scientific book for which the content was entirely generated by a machine. It covers research into lithium-ion batteries.

On 29 April, the Smart & Digital Factory Lab in Kortrijk received a delegation from Argentina. The visitors showed a strong interest in the possibilities of Industry 4.0 and what it can bring to the cooperation between man and robot.

To benefit from protection of trade secrets, it is necessary to implement reasonable measures to guarantee such secrets. What does this involve?

Unknown makes unloved, which is all too often still applicable to composite materials. The close relation between part design, materials and manufacturing processes, can be daunting. This is why with its eighth white paper the SLC-Lab wants to pass on some essential information on liquid moulding processes for thermoset composites. You can download the white paper now!

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 25 June Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.