With the prospect of increased sales Hydroko decided to increase the production of its smart water tap and planned to set up a new assembly line. Because this SME has little or no experience in setting up a new production line, they turned to Sirris.

On the 26th of March 2019, on the occasion of the 2nd edition of Made Different Digital Wallonia, AW Europe and Stas were awarded the ‘Factory of the Future’ prize. With JTEKT, renewed for 3 years, and Valeo, rewarded in 2017, Wallonia now boasts a total of 4 ‘Factories of the future’. Six companies were designated as Made Different Ambassadors: Lescav, Menuiserie Riche, Schmitz Digital Printing, Belgium Coating, Dumoulin, Design Stone, bringing the total number to 13.

This new open platform with its user-friendly operator station provides additive manufacturing with free selection of building materials, variable building speeds and high levels of accuracy. The first on-site installation of this new application took place at Sirris’ premises in Liège and is now available for use.

Since the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards last month there are ten more companies with a Factory of the Future title, the award granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment. One of the winners is 3D-printing-pionier Materialise.

The highly controversial European directive on copyright in the internet era has been adopted by the European Parliament. It increases the rights of journalists and artists with respect to the giants like Google or Facebook.

In the context of the ENABLE project Sirris will provide a platform to develop and understand the thermo-physical behaviour of the materials observed during selective laser melting.

During the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards ten companies received the title of Factory of the Future, the award granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment. The winner we are putting in the spotlight this time is Duracell, well-known for its batteries.

After four years of research in robust design methodologies for uncertainty quantification and optimisation for industrial applications the EUFORIA consortium is ready to present its results and developed methods. On 25 April Brussels is the place to be for an inspiring conference.

From now on the Eurofinish (surface treatments) and Materials (manufacturing industry) trade fairs will be taking place together. The following dates for the combined fair in Leuven are 15 and 16 May 2019. Sirris will also be taking part with its stand and a lecture.

Belgian start-up Pick-it wants to make automation with robots more accessible by allowing them to ‘see’ and is therefore organising a demonstration of its vision system using Sirris’ infrastructure.