Mahdi Tabassian

Although the additive manufacturing (AM) technology has evolved substantially over the last decades, the overall end-to-end process involves many complex steps and still today requires manual input from an engineer at crucial points. Sirris has been collaborating with Materialise and Cr3do to create an AM knowledge base that can assist in all major AM steps.

Denis Vandormael

The Internet of Things is conquering the world, already well established in some domains and starting a revolution in others, such as the medical and patient care sector. The new upcoming applications may require other integration techniques to be considered. Enter '3D-PID', developed by Sirris, offering a great flexibility and capacity for customisation, as the approach is essentially based on 3D printing techniques. Discover the four steps of this approach and its advantages here!

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The freedom 3D printing provides has solved numerous technical challenges by allowing manufacturing of high-technicity parts straight, but some technical challenges still remain unsolved. Sirris aims to make a change here with its developments in thermoplastic additive manufacturing.

Carl Emmerechts

Printing technologies become, in manufacturing electronic components, an innovative method to produce a large range of devices including lighting, medical devices, batteries, solar cells, sensors, RFID antennas, … In comparison with classical technologies based on photolithography and subtractive techniques inherently wasteful and including etching, and the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, these new technologies are fully additive.

Thomas Kairet

Powder-bed additive manufacturing of pure copper has been the subject of some research over the last few years. The most common laser used in AM machine has a wave length that is poorly absorbed by pure copper. This leads to excess reflection of the energy on the optical system and poor material quality.

Guido Heunen

Belgium is one of the pioneers of additive manufacturing (also known as AM or 3D printing) and, as such, already benefits from a well-developed ecosystem that is ideal for experimenting in the field. Hence, all the conditions are reunited so that you too can reap the benefits of these technologies. All you need is a little helping hand to find out how.

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The passion for sustainability has conquered our society at high speed. Strong carbon-neutral legislative objectives are set with the intention of reducing the environmental impact for all industries. This is how we are aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in the materials footprint by 2030 in Flanders, and a fully circular economy by 2050. These plans are indeed ambitious and companies are working hard. Can composite materials contribute to accomplish these goals?

Julien Magnien

Nowadays, it is difficult to find an AM machine, making metal parts at a relatively low cost, making the technology inaccessible for many smaller companies. On 14 December, the FabricAr3v project partners will organise a conference & networking day on low-cost metal 3D printing technologies.

Peter ten Haaf

Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. With the goal of inspiring other regions across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level. Sirris is proud to announce that our EFRO project 'Integration of 3D metal printing' is one of the 25 finalists in the category SMART Europe.

Olivier Rigo
Thomas Kairet

What can go wrong in additive manufacturing and how to tackle these challenges? This is the topic of a webinar by A6K | Advanced Engineering Center, in cooperation with Sirris. Expect a deep dive into operational and quality issues in industrial AM processes for metals (laser powder bed fusion, electron beam melting and laser cladding), followed by mitigation solutions.