The potential of lasers has become huge thanks to recent technological developments, thereby also increasing the potential of surface functionalisation by means of laser texturing. New functionalities and possibilities become available to the industry and Sirris will investigate these for you.

Thanks to the latest technological advances lasers can perhaps in the future be used in the fight against copying by providing products with a texture.

Using laser technology for marking is growing rapidly. Various suppliers of laser marking equipment are presenting what they have to offer at the EMO trade fair in Hanover in Germany.

During the PLI conference in Colmar on 25 and 26 September, the latest results from the laser community for scaling up the femtosecond laser were presented.

It is possible to make the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) thinner using a femtosecond laser.

LED lighting has the advantage of being small and providing a lot of light for lower energy consumption. A challenge is to keep the temperature of the LED low.

LED light is on the rise. This is because of the high efficiency, low energy consumption. One of the challenges is shaping the light beam according to customer needs with a minimum of lens material. We are investigating this aspect in collaboration with KU Leuven in the context of the ‘Lighting industry 4.0’ project.

Sirris and KU Leuven have started a cooperation to develop a new application of its femtosecond laser texturing technology in the field of ceramic prostheses, such as dental implants.

The arrival of the femotsecond laser at Sirris opens doors towards adding functionalities to materials which used to be difficult or impossible to manipulate. Tests have already confirmed this.

Sirris’ Precision Manufacturing department recently presented its newest addition to the industry: the femtosecond laser machine is now ready for use by companies in our machine hall in Diepenbeek. It can be used to add functionalities to surfaces.