Peter ten Haaf

Not having been allowed to receive visitors in recent years does not mean that technological developments have not come to a standstill too. It is indeed high time to throw our doors open once more and give a demonstration of the latest in 'advanced manufacturing'!

Tom Jacobs
Samuel Milton

A consortium of Flemish educational institutions - Thomas More and the De Nayer campus of the University of Leuven - and knowledge institutions - IBS and Sirris - have investigated the use of WAAM (Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing) in a production chain. This was part of a European project. It yielded some new insights into the technology.

Jan Kempeneers

Metalworking company Malmar goes for flexible automation in its high-mix-low-volume production. The project does not only envision introducing reconfigurable mobile robotic production assistants to support the operators, other interventions are also required to ensure smooth operation within the production cell, including a new system for the separation and feeding of nuts to a nut projection welding machine.

Eddy Kunnen

Equipment based on microfluidics is slowly finding its way into everyday life. Just think of the now well-known COVID-19-PCR test. The classic way to manufacture the moulds for these microfluidic systems is by machining (EDM). An alternative with additional advantages is the femto-laser.

Eddy Kunnen

What is profitable today will have been replaced by a better solution by tomorrow. You know better than anyone else the need for innovation to stay ahead of your competitor or partner. New technologies often lie at the root of these changes. This is no different when it comes to surface treatments. Stay up to date! 

Eddy Kunnen

Sirris conducts research into how new technologies can become meaningful in industrial applications. One of them is femtosecond laser technology. The effect of texturing on friction was shown using a demonstrator.

Eddy Kunnen

Laser engraving is a fast and efficient way to permanently mark all kinds of materials. Laser engraving comes in all shapes and sizes. Colours are also possible. Various techniques and technologies are available for this.

Eddy Kunnen

The use of femtosecond lasers for laser marking, instead of the classical nano- and picosecond lasers can prevent corrosion. Unknown is unloved and therefore Sirris gives you the opportunity not only to get acquainted with this new laser technology, but also to compare it with the technology you have in-house.

Eddy Kunnen

In cooperation with the Swiss CERN, Sirris is evaluating the creation of cooling channels in silicon wafers by means of femtosecond (fs) laser ablation.

Olivier Malek

The application of nanotextures with ultra-short pulsed lasers remains interesting for many applications and LIPSS (laser induced periodic surface structures) is the most widely used technique. A newly developed module makes it possible to achieve more precise, higher-quality structures, even on large surfaces. This is particularly interesting for anti-icing surfaces, as applied in aviation or wind energy.