Today, the combination of coating and texturing is a viable option for our manufacturing industry, but the number of possibilities is immense. That is why we want to know which functionalities you would like to add to the surface of your product, machine or process. Let us know! Fill in our survey and receive the anonymous results afterwards!

Fibre reinforced plastics (or composites) are gaining popularity in a wide range of industries due to their excellent properties, such as specific stiffness and strength and good resistance to environmental conditions. However, their complex structure brings also some challenges, detecting damage being one of them. This ninth white paper focusses non-destructive testing.

In this first blog in a series on design in additive manufacturing we discuss the use, advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing and compare the technology to traditional manufacturing techniques.

In March 2020 the 'Vereniging voor Warmtebehandelingtechniek' (VWT) will organise a three day conference on carburising, carbo-nitriding and C-based surface engineering. The conference language will be English.

The European trade mark has growing success with companies.

Sirris has a scanning microscope allowing us to carry out structural and dimensional analysis. With this equipment we are able to help companies both identify the origin of a defect in a product and to control its quality. There are many applications, especially in materials science, biology and electronics.

After three successful editions, a fourth edition of the ‘Fleet-based analytics for data-driven operation and maintenance optimisation’ seminar will take place on 24 September. The seminar focuses on the challenges of optimising the operation and maintenance of a fleet of machines by means of data-driven analytics and hybrid modelling strategies. In addition, a new mastercourse, ‘The opportunities and challenges of fleet-based analytics’, on 25 September will provide practical techniques for analysing fleets of machines.

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present five practical tips to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

A new colleague has recently joined our team in Kortrijk: a cooperative robot!

LED lighting has the advantage of being small and providing a lot of light for lower energy consumption. A challenge is to keep the temperature of the LED low.