Sirris has acquired a new portable X-ray diffraction stress measurement system. The system is unique in Belgium and provides a very powerful tool to measure the quality of all types of parts (cast, forged, machined, etc.) and processes (such as welding, 3D printing, shot peening or heat treatment). Its ability to characterise local stress is key to improve processing conditions.

Packaging is one of the most important actors in the food supply chain. The industry sees itself confronted with several challenges, the use of (coated) paper and cardboard packages being one of them. The aim of the CORNET-TETRA project 'REPAC²', proposed by Sirris and several Flemish and European partners, is to support an accelerated implementation of highly functional and recyclable coated paper and cardboard materials for dry food packaging applications. Join us!

Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October, Sirris organised a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product. You can find the presentations in this article.

On 16 November the European Committee for Standardization will be organizing an online workshop on pressure equipment standardization.

The new European project NewSkin, in which Sirris is a participant, explores the potential of nano-based surfaces for industrial and consumer products.

Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October Sirris will organise a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product.

Ferrous metals are regarded as one of the best recycled and recyclable materials. But there is room for a next step. Today, they are widely collected and reintroduced into the material cycle, albeit with too little attention to selective recycling and reuse.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can be used as a fast and non-contact tool for quality inspection or condition assessment of material/product surfaces. The application domain of HSI is very broad. Examples of possible use-cases are the autonomous detection of corrosion and determining the condition of coatings.

To guarantee the quality of both the materials and components of automotive batteries over the entire product life cycle, and avoid unforeseen costs, Accumalux opts for extensive testing.

Alpinter is a specialist in the development and production of tents and relief goods for humanitarian purposes. As the tents are often intended for areas with demanding climatic conditions, Alpinter applies a policy of continuous and proactive quality testing of its end products. During the development of a new, high performance multifunctionaL tent, the aluminium alloy for the frame was subjected to extensive tests.