Thomas Kairet

Within a European project, Sirris is responsible for the production (through additive manufacturing) and testing of samples. In this context we have been developing copper and copper alloys on our electron beam melting machine.

Jeroen Tacq

In the INSIDE Metal AM project Sirris, CRM and BIL investigated the technological and economical feasibility of 3D printing with steel. Next to understanding all the opportunities for redesign and added value, there are also economical and technical questions to be answered. It was the goal of the INSIDE Metal AM project to provide a foothold for Belgian companies considering the use of 3D printing with steel. The most important conclusions from this project have now been summarised in a white paper, free to download.

Patrick Cosemans

In recent years, efficient alternatives for hard chrome applications have been sought. An urgent need, as the deposition process for hard chrome uses chromium trioxide, which is toxic and carcinogenic, and therefore subject to heavy regulation. It will be banned in the short term for various applications. Although there are alternatives, they do not necessarily meet the desired specifications or may require major modifications to the production facilities. An ongoing research project explores three ways for developing alternative coating technologies and materials.

Guy Claus

The DCT4Cut project investigated the benefits of heat treatment with deep cryogenic heat treatment and the use of special coatings for the service life of complex punching tools. Four different types of cold work steel were  studied by Sirris andthe Fraunhofer institute.

Setareh Gorji Ghalamestani

Qualify project partners Sirris and Damen are performing a market study on the application of adhesive bonding in offshore and marine sectors. The study gives an overview of the current state of the application of adhesive bonding in various sectors, focuses on the challenges and advantages of technology in offshore harsh environments and presents several case studies showing successfully performed industrial projects. You can receive it by helping us!

Patrick Doumen
Joey Bosmans

Increasing the life span of materials with less impact from weather and environmental conditions is one of the key drivers in today's circular economy to reduce our environmental footprint. It is important to be able to quickly carry out simulations on products and components that show the impact of corrosion and oxidation on components and products.

Patrick Doumen
Joey Bosmans

Good adhesion of a coating is a basic condition and preferably during the entire life of the coating. A dolly pull-off adhesion test can give a good indication in advance of the adhesion quality of wet-chemical coatings or whether an adhesion problem can be attributed to the coating itself or to the substrate.

Joey Bosmans

A growing market and increased consumer awareness will facilitate the market acceptance of more sustainable and reusable products. But what exactly does bio-based mean and how can these products be identified? Does it make sense to have your newly developed products certified?

Bart Teerlinck

Do you have new employees who want basic support in the field of metals or do your employees need a refresher on metals, their properties and treatments? Then our tailor-made metal training courses are the right solution for you!

Guy Claus

This year saw the start of the COOCK project QualiKnife, which aims to improve the quality and service life of industrial blades. Now that the first input from companies has been received, a number of typical cases involving different cutting modes and different materials to be cut will be defined and quality aspects highlighted.