Unknown makes unloved, which is all too often still applicable to composite materials. The close relation between part design, materials and manufacturing processes, can be daunting. This is why with its eighth white paper the SLC-Lab wants to pass on some essential information on liquid moulding processes for thermoset composites. You can download the white paper now!

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 25 June Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.

LED light is on the rise. This is because of the high efficiency, low energy consumption. One of the challenges is shaping the light beam according to customer needs with a minimum of lens material. We are investigating this aspect in collaboration with KU Leuven in the context of the ‘Lighting industry 4.0’ project.

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 each time to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

What should be taken into consideration when a business takes on students or trainees who participate in innovative projects that generate value-added intellectual property?

Is your company also thinking about expanding or transforming its offering with a digital service? Do you want a better understanding of everything this entails? Then the training 'Agoria Academy: How to build a Digital Business' on 4 June is perfect for you. Your instructors are experienced experts who have guided more than 400 digital companies in the past decade.

On the 13th of June, you can come to our Kortrijk branch for an introduction to the newest addition to our infrastructure: an industrial robot, which will be able to work close to people, and an AGV. This presentation fits in the context of the official opening of the Factory for the Future Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics labs.

What are the keys to initialising the highest quality recycling and processing of large composite structures? In the closing event of the CompositeLoop project on 5 June, you will get a picture of the current state of affairs, the routes with the greatest potential and the flanking measures to support those.

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In each part of this series, we offer you five practical tips to help you boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor. This is part 2.

An innovative circular model is not a standard R&D project: it requires a structured process approach that goes far beyond the product and requires quick tests and continuous adjustments from entrepreneurs. These are the main findings of the pilot project Expedition Circular, a collaboration between VITO, Agoria, Sirris and Start it @KBC.