Role of materials and techniques at the forefront at Materials 2018

During the sixth edition of Materials on 30 and 31 May in Veldhoven, let yourself be inspired about solutions for corrosion, wear, adhesion, light weight, fatigue, reuse, etc. Special attention this year goes to product design, circular economy and smart materials. Sirris will be present with a stand and is providing two lectures.

During Materials you’ll discover which role materials play in the success of your product. This allows you to gain insights into the choice of materials and associated techniques in the (re)development of your product(s). This year, too, Materials is presenting an all-in concept based on the four building blocks: (new) materials, material analysis, joining/connecting techniques and surface techniques. Each with its own area on the exhibition floor and there are Experience Areas with live demos.


The congress programme offers more than 40 lectures spread over the four building blocks. On 31 May, the special 'Smart Materials' lecture track will be held, in which the speakers will share the latest research and application trends of smart materials with you. 

Parallel to the lecture program, special attention is paid to the theme of circular economy. 

During this edition (product) design is particularly in the spotlight, especially including design, choice of materials, software, reuse, circular economy and biomimics. This demonstrates the importance of thinking about the choice of materials and the associated techniques such as surface treatments and joints/connections early in the design process.

Experts from Sirris, specialised in materials and coatings will be present with a stand (no. 105), where you can ask questions or you can be inspired by different application examples. Furthermore, the Smart Coating Application Lab is providing two presentations: 'The applicability of coatings for the elimination of surface roughness in additive manufacturing‘ (by Patrick Cosemans) and 'How to add functionality to your surface' (by Mark Swinnen).

The full conference programme and the opportunity to register free of charge for this event can be found here.