Joey Bosmans

Moisture build-up and condensation can cause damage on a variety of surfaces. Moisture and condensation testing can prevent damage from mould, defects or discoloration of parts. What tests are there and what do they entail? We highlight them here for you.

Joey Bosmans
Pieter Jan Jordaens

Icing is a major concern in many industries and can lead to standstills, safety hazards, product breakage or additional fuel or electricity costs. Active anti-icing systems, however, add to operating costs and are often only applied on crucial zones. The potential of coatings, either as stand-alone system or as an add-on solution, are not yet fully understood or evaluated. Sirris has the option to show the real potential of coatings in its large climate chamber icing test set-up.

Bart Teerlinck
Gert Heirman

Sirris will initiate a research project together with the Belgian Welding Institute to demonstrate the feasibility of quality control using systems for inline, real time defect detection during welding.

 

Hilde Krikor

Sirris investigated the quality habits of Belgian tech companies at the end of 2020. The survey shows that quality control is highly valued by many, but also that some others can still make great strides. For example, almost half of the companies surveyed do not make use of the potential of additional quality tests.

 

Guy Claus

Industrial knives are used for many processes. Their service life highly depends on the application they are used for. At the request of and with the necessary input from companies, the QualiKnife COOCK project, which aims to improve the quality and service life of industrial knives, was launched this year. We’ll be looking at some of the relevant parameters. In this second article wel will dig deeper into the heat treatments on knife steel, to make it suitable for all kinds of applications.

Guy Claus

Industrial knives are used for many processes. Their service life highly depends on the application they are used for. At the request of and with the necessary input from companies, the QualiKnife COOCK project, which aims to improve the quality and service life of industrial knives, was launched this year. We’ll be looking at some of the relevant parameters. The first article of the series will discuss the first aspect: the material selection for the blades.

Guy Claus

The European conference ECHT2021 on heat treatment was recently held online and was entirely dedicated to distortion engineering. Dimensional change and distortion are inevitably associated with the heat treatment of metal, and attention is still required for this in industrial practice. A look back at the online event.

Kurt Beghyn

Sirris recently provided a training course for Atlas Copco employees to optimise their knowledge of foundry technology.

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.