Despite their durability, composites still have a finite useful life. New business opportunities in the processing route are currently being investigated. Prominent players in this field will speak at an interactive workshop on 11 September to offer guidance on the problem of the disposal of large composite structures.

SMART is a new EUREKA Cluster Program on Advanced Manufacturing. The Second SMART Call for Projects will open on September 10th 2018. Project ideas in the area of all advanced manufacturing technologies are welcome.

Do you want to be informed of the latest developments in the regulation and standardisation of pressure equipment? In collaboration with the Italian Sant'Ambrogio Servizi Industriali and the Belgian LVDV, Sirris and Agoria are organising a two-day masterclass on the status of the European legislation and standardisation for pressure equipment.

Earlier this year, WindEurope - the voice of the European wind industry - interviewed Pieter Jan Jordaens of OWI-Lab. You can read the highlights of this interview below.

At its annual Innovate event held on 13 June, Sirris demonstrated how 'Together we turn innovation into success' is much more than just a catchphrase. The event was completely dedicated to the future of your company.

During a half-day masterclass, the pioneer of the QRM philosophy Rajan Suri will make a more in-depth exploration of POLCA, an alternative for Kanban. POLCA has been especially developed for high-mix, low-volume and custom-engineered products, for which Kanban systems are less well suited.

Although 'Digital Transformation' and 'Industry 4.0' lead to transformation, many companies still struggle with actual implementation and how to use their product data to their advantage. To help these companies and increase their competitiveness, Sirris, Hahn-Schickard and the Forschungszentrum Informatik have initiated the collective research project 'InsightProducts - Actionable Insights into Product Service Delivery’.

Data science can be very valuable to innovate within several domains, also for SMEs. The EluciDATA mastercourse provides pragmatic and industry-oriented sessions on data-driven innovation. During a special interactive, hands-on session on 18 September, participants will be guided in identifying the potential of solving a particular business challenge in a data-driven way and specifying the data innovation opportunities for their particular business context.

The project AMable calls for proposals that bring forward an innovative idea of functional products that needs additive manufacturing (AM) to become real.

‘Flow Coating’ is ideal for coating items with complex geometrical structures. This technology provides a number of interesting benefits when compared to other coating technologies.