Sensing and control are key capabilities for making your products smarter and more autonomous and they are the topic of the 'Mechatronics 4.0 Masterclass V: Best practices toward robust sensing & control of your system' on 14 May.

Houtbuigerij Desmet has already used QRM successfully in its production process and in the office. These interventions freed up space and led to the next step: setting up the new felt cell according to QRM principles. The major benefit form this was the shorter lead time.

Sirris manufactures metal puzzle pieces to reconstitute a model of old Liège.

From 10 to 14 September, the EU-Japan Centre is organising a 5-day intensive course for European executives familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and visits to a number of leading Japanese companies in order to improve productivity and lower production costs.

Sirris has just acquired a new polymer powder sintering machine that will enable a larger range of materials to be validated.

New standardisation proposals are being launched for a number of ISO standards originating from the TC184 (Automation Systems & Integration) and TC299 (Robotics) committees managed by Sirris and Agoria. Examine the list and find out how you can contribute!

Polymar specialises in plastics, but wanted to extend its product range for equestrian sports with items made from multi-materials. It was able to turn to Sirris for testing and guidance.

On 16 and 17 May, the trade event on Advanced Engineering will take place in Ghent. At the forefront of this are the creation and manufacture of innovative products. Sirris will also be there and in addition to numerous cases and product examples will be presenting its concept for product development services: the 'Product Development Hub'.

During the sixth edition of Materials on 30 and 31 May in Veldhoven, let yourself be inspired about solutions for corrosion, wear, adhesion, light weight, fatigue, reuse, etc. Special attention this year goes to product design, circular economy and smart materials. Sirris will be present with a stand and is providing two lectures.

When designing a robot cell, the balance must always be found between accuracy, speed, payload and of course costs.