There is so much you can achieve with coated and textured surfaces. They add value to products, making them more competitive. Through a series of cases based on the needs of different sectors, Sirris will give you an idea about their potential. This blog post will discuss the reflectivity of optical surfaces.

Keen to further professionalise its working methods and customer service, the Belgian NLMK site called on Sirris’s precision manufacturing expertise.

The 2016 Precision Fair was held in Veldhoven in the Netherlands on 16 and 17 November. The Sirris precision department participated in the event and drew up a report that focuses on measuring throughout the production process.

Hardening is an essential but onerous step in the manufacture of precision components for switches. The traditional process takes a long time and entails precision risks. Laser hardening eliminates both of these problems. Niko is introducing it in its production process.

To compete successfully at a global level, you need a combination of some unique advantages and need to know how to stand out. Precision Manufacturing gives you this potential. But it also involves some challenges in terms of machinery, control and tools. In six white papers we identified six areas where a company can make a difference. The first white paper, concerning precision components, will soon be downloadable!

Hybrid processing technologies combine two or more existing technologies to form a new technological approach so that the advantages of each existing technology can be used synergically. Although it can result in more than just that.

The Belgian company Niko based in Sint-Niklaas and renowned for its high quality lighting switches and wall sockets gave one of its injection moulding nozzles to be used as a case study for the 'Precision Manufacturing for new and better products' joint research project.

The second part in the seminar series organised by Sirris and Agoria concerning 'precision manufacturing' was held on 24 June. The theme was ‘manufacturing high quality products using hard materials and the associated challenges and problems’. The host for the day was Niko in Sint-Niklaas - best known for their electrical sockets and light switches - who provided a suitable setting with ample opportunity for networking.

The annual congress of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) took place in Leuven between 1 and 5 June this year. As in previous years those attending the congress could count on a whole series of captivating presentations, complemented by a poster session covering a wide range of subjects including precision mechanics in (micro) biology and advanced machine metrology.

The 15th euspen conference takes place in Leuven between 1st and 5th of June this year. The European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) is an influential body bringing together industrialists, researchers, government departments, as well as new and established global players. Each year the conference attracts around 350 to 400 visitors. Sirris is one of the sponsors.