Sirris participates in several Walloon projects

Sirris participates in several projects supported by the Walloon government

Marshall SkyWin_Fabrication Additive for Ultra-Stable Lightweight OPTIC Systems

  Development of AM metal and ceramic processes for the production of innovative components for on-board optics on earth observation satellites.

Development of innovative bricks for the design, manufacture and control of such systems.

Manufacture by 3D printing of a synthetic bone substitute having a macroporous structure


Production of an intervertebral implant in the form of a cage which combines a metallic part made of titanium and a ceramic part made of calcium phosphate, both having a porusebiomimetic structure identical to that of bone.

Marshall Skywin InHex for Innovative Heat Exchangers


Acquiring all the necessary tools for the design of LBM heat exchangers, taking into account the integration constraints (air inlet and outlet scoops for an ACOC, support, etc.). Development of the maturity of the manufacturing and control process: characterization and control of powders, mechanical characteristics of the finished product (resistance to fatigue, vibration, etc.), possible heat and surface treatments and control of manufacturing parameters. Designing, manufacturing and testing a complete ACOC exchanger meeting the needs of a target engine. Showing that this type of product can lead to a profitable business plan for Safran.



Conception and industrialisation of a bi-material SLS printing head:-industrialisation, up-scaling to a large machine, conception of a siintering system and optimisation of materials.

Additive Layered Manufacturing for Aerospace


The ALMA project has been conceived to define the building blocks for each partner to increase its knowledge level in the specific expertise areas and to go beyond the current state of the art to be able to meet the tough class 2 Aerospace requirements. This unique project brings together leading Flemish industrial partners, research technological organisations and universities to overcome the key challenges associated with material processing and manufacturing by investigating the entire AM value chain and by considering the clear risks associated with the printing of metal alloys aiming at withstanding fatigue loads. Since the fatigue performance of a component is just known after the component is fully finalized, challenges will be to define clear targets for each individual manufacturing steps in early project stage in order to secure the synergy between designing, printing and post-processing achievements. Mechanical testing and new non-destructive inspection and simulation methods will provide the tools for validating the proposed solutions. Specifications of Airbus for manufacturing and demonstrating the quality of AM components for Aerospace applications will be followed as guideline throughout this challenging path towards TRL6.

MD - Digital Wallonia 2018:for the funding of "Industry 4.0 experts to approach companies and conduct in-depth scans".


The deployment, within manufacturing companies, of the Made Different | Digital Wallonia programme through the engagement of two experts in industries 4.0. These two experts will be assigned complementary missions to fill a lack of Industry 4.0 experts in the Walloon Region. More than 1,500 industrial companies are targeted by this theme.

• Industry 4.0 maturity diagnosis: for companies that are "starting out" and wish to become familiar with the subject of Industry 4.0. We recommend between 0.5 and 1 day of follow-up by an expert.

• In-depth scan: for companies whose management is well informed on the subject of Industry 4.0 and for whom the decision has been taken to carry out a transformation plan. We recommend between 3 and 7 days of follow-up by an expert.

• Calibration scan: a tool that allows companies already involved in a transformation process to evaluate their progress in this area.

2 Industry 4.0 experts is twofold  :

• Competent resources (expert in Industry 4.0) to carry out these different analyses in the company.

• To ensure that all Walloon companies can benefit from the services of the Made Different | Digital Wallonia programme.

Marshall Mecatech PICABO

  Antigon, a ULB spin-off, has developed an easy-to-use Point of Care Testing device, allowing caregivers to perform the necessary checks for the safety of blood transusions with high reliability.

LongLifeAM - Control of fatigue properties in structural parts produced by additive perfabrication (knowledge, understanding, prediction, increase)


The experimental analysis will be coupled with the development of a multi-scale numerical fatigue prediction strategy that will integrate the material microstructure and residual stresses.

Projet Cadre - Socle AnyShape 4.0


The project aims to transfer a maximum of skills from CRA to Any-Shape in order to set up a first reference AM industrial player in Wallonia. Developing a simulation methodology allow us to obtain a deformation and stress map on SLM metal legs and a porosities map on SLS polymer parts.

Fast miCrofluidic prOtotyping And tooLing with inTegrated injection mOlding


The main objective of the project is to implement a chain allowing the realization of microfluidic prototypes by injection molding, significantly reducing the time of tooling (moulds) and replication.

Cwality-Smartsign: development of a smart road symbol sign


The company Eurosign operates in the market of traffic signalisation (aluminium signs). To be able to respond to the growing market of smart cities and an increasingly agressive competition, Eurosign wants to modernise its product. The target of this project is the development of a road sign made of thermoformed plastic and equipped with an autonomous presence sensor, allowing to determine the effectivity of a city's road signalisation.



As part of the development of an intelligent drone and its recharging station capable of conducting surveillance and control operations in complete autonomy and in a secure manner.

1. Developing a UAV capable of flying autonomously and safely without a pilot

2. Designing a safe take-off and landing station for the UAV

3. Developing a charging station capable of recharging the UAV battery automatically when it runs out of power

4. The recharging station will also serve to protect the drone when it is on the ground. The station will allow or not the flight of the drone depending on the weather conditions

The crucial and blocking point of the demonstrator will be the landing and battery recharging phase.

Marshall Mecatech RADIANT + 

  For ICOMS Detections SA

Radar imaging project for road traffic management

Developing multi-antenna radar technology (MIMO)

Developing a local software platform for processing, storing and sending information (Open Data)

Designing a suitable housing with a dielectric gain cover and integrate the radar and the local software platform into it

Extending PULSAR's Remote Calibration Solution

Marshall Mecatech - E-METAL: development and use of a steel made intelligent

  The project aims to integrate new low-cost, ultra-thin (< 300μm), passive RFID antennas, invisibly (buried under paint) and sustainably (over the entire product life cycle, from production to the end of the life of the structure), into a metallic conductive support and in a way that is compatible with existing readers and information management standards in force.

Technically, in e-metal, it will be necessary to optimize both the dielectric (its composition and thickness) and the antenna geometry in order to find the best compromise meeting the envisaged specifications and market needs.

Marshall Mecatech MICROLAB: Lab-On-Chip by laser micro-manufacturing


Development of a demonstrator based solely on laser technology for the creation of a complete microfluidic chip. More precisely, the project first aims at developing a micromachining unit using a femtosecond laser source to provide the developed microfluidic systems with complex designs, surface functionalizations for flow enhancement, and various possibilities in terms of microchannel geometries, in order to offer a flexible solution for the optimization of the biological processes studied via microfluidics.