Sirris presents its own lectures at Advanced Engineering

At the Advanced Engineering trade event that will take place on 22 and 23 May, Sirris will organise its own lecture programme, presenting four different presentations on different topics within our fields of expertise, under the title ‘Future-proved products are light, smart and micro, to be achieved with advanced engineering methods’.

You will be able to attend the following four lectures, presented by different Sirris experts:

Tomorrow's products are …smaller, lighter and smarter!

Product Development Hub is a technological meeting point to support companies in the development of innovative products and guide them in the design of light, miniaturised and smart products, so that they quickly have proofs-of-concept and prototypes ready for industrialisation. The Hub is an infrastructure of world class technologies, uniting six collaborative Application Labs and breakthrough technologies, such as ultrasonic micro injection moulding, next-gen process monitoring systems for injection moulding applications, an interactive cobot for plastics & hybrids manufacturing, mixed reality for process assistance and assembly, micro 3D printing, micro assembly or smart monitoring for quality control of plastic multi-component systems. During the presentation several practical cases studies will be presented.

Digital servitisation, how to add digital services to your product

The world of product builders changes when digital services are linked to physical products. Products in the field can then be digitally connected to the manufacturers who made them, their users and other stakeholders in the product value chain. Such smart, connected products essentially represent a new platform for the delivery of value through digital services, the revenue model of digital servitisation. This allows the manufacturer, integrator or operator to gain new insights into the use of the product and this information can then be used to create a new revenue stream for the customer or to significantly reduce operational costs. The purpose of this presentation is to give companies a better insight into what digital servitisation is and why it is useful, as a motivation to get them started with it.

Digital circular economy

How can digital technology support circular strategies? Circular entrepreneurship is more than just recycling materials. Strategies that support part harvesting, remanufacturing and reuse of products and machines also help to make the economy more circular. Forerunners are now focusing on both product and service concepts. Each of these strategies requires a great deal of data and knowledge. In this presentation we will go deeper into how you can take concrete steps to realise this new value creation with the help of digital technology. Our starting point will be the many concrete cases.

Tested and Approved! - Testing 3D-printed items

3D printing of technical components has now reached sufficient maturity to be used as a fully-fledged production technology in an increasingly wide range of sectors and applications. This also means that customers demand guarantees on the constant quality of the parts produced. Suppliers of these 3D components will therefore have to install the necessary quality monitoring systems in their production. This poses new challenges throughout the chain, as 3D printing often involves the creation of the component and the material at the same time.

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