There is so much you can achieve with structured surfaces. They add value to products, making them more competitive. Through a series of cases based on the needs of different sectors, Sirris will give you an idea about their potential. In the first one we will discuss how textures can help to cope with wear of components in the manufacturing industry.

YouniQ Machining is a Flemish startup based in Zonhoven, Limburg that specialises in making aluminium components. What is unique about this company is the fact that the entire process from quotation to NV programme is fully automated.

Additive manufacturing (AM) presents unprecedented opportunities as a production technology. However, when aiming to make optimal use of the AM potential, product designers will have to think and act differently. How can they adjust the methodology of the design process to the specific liberties and restrictions of AM? Sirris gives answers in a new e-book.

Hydrophobic plastic surfaces, metal surfaces with controlled wetting properties, more wear-resistant machine parts ... the options are endless with structured surfaces. They provide added value to products, making them more competitive. Through a series of cases based on the needs of different sectors, Sirris will show you the potential.

The AMable project provides support for ‘design for additive manufacturing’ and for developing the AM chain. The AM Stakeholder Workshop is being held in Aachen on 20 March and is where stakeholders from the manufacturing sector can bring up the most urgent problems, as well as the most promising issues.

Within its protective clothing for clean rooms, Scaldis has integrated a mask that considerably reduces the handling required when dressing, hence minimising the risk of contamination. Sirris helped the company to develop its product.

The results of a survey carried out by Sirris with Belgian companies clearly demonstrates their interest in the field as well as the need for information.

An Industry 4.0 production context doesn’t mean that the operator just disappears. On the contrary, it means they work more efficiently thanks to the various smart technologies at their disposal. Sirris recently built a new demo assembly line consisting of six cells into which various technologies are built that form part of the factory of the future. We would like to let you see what this can do.

In the manufacturing and mechanical engineering sectors there is still ambiguity regarding the safety connected with operating hybrid work cells, where operators and robots work together. Sirris is therefore organising a seminar on 15 May within the scope of Standards Cell Industrie 4.0 to discuss technical safety standards when operating work cells.

From 25 to 29 June, 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.