On 22 October Value Chain is organising a half-day hands-on masterclass, which will define Rajan Suri's innovative time-based metric MCT, provide a business case for the use of MCT, and show you how to use MCT Mapping - a powerful tool to identify and communicate improvement opportunities and convince management.

The answer is 'of couse, we can'! But 'why?' and 'what are the ways to do it?' are the actual questions that need to be answered.

The Bio-Manufacturing project, coordinated by Sirris, has been elected by the Walloon Region to participate in the RegioStars Awards, that rewards the best European regional projects.

Sirris is actively collaborating in the organisation of the 5th Symposium of Additive Manufacturing and the Metal Industries to be held on 17 October 2019 at Charleville-Mezière in France.

The number of additive manufacturing machines continues to grow at Sirris for polymer applications.

Sirris is a stakeholder in the Mecatech Cluster in Wallonia. This cluster groups industrial actors and academics involved in common mechanical engineering projects.

As explained in a previous blogpost, there are many ways to use additive manufacturing. Materials can be used in very different configurations (powder, liquid, sheets, wire, ink,…) and one of the main concerns in AM is removing the materials after the job is completed.

With Selective Laser Sintering, it is possible to use flexible materials like TPUs. By modifying the manufacturing parameters, Sirris can modify their hardness to produce parts with different characteristics or to vary the properties within the same part.

There are several very different ways or technologies to produce parts with additive manufacturing. The ASTM ranges them in seven categories. Because they work differently, specific rules have to be followed if you intend to design a part with one of them. In this second blog, we discuss the different principles.

Can additive manufacturing revolutionise the production of large metallic parts? Combining metal additive manufacturing (AM) techniques with welding techniques is one of the possible options… provided you can produce a quality junction. Discover this year’s WeldALAM project: a Sirris initiative aimed at exploiting welding techniques, in order to meet this challenge.