To produce parts in additive manufacturing (AM) out of metal powders is not a push-and-play technology. Due to the specific thermal history of parts, there are numerous causes of part distortions, even a production crash in the worst cases. Software solutions come in handy here...

As explained in a previous blogpost, there are many ways to use additive manufacturing. Materials can be used in very different configurations (powder, liquid, sheets, wire, ink,…) and one of the main concerns in AM is removing the materials after the job is completed.

With Selective Laser Sintering, it is possible to use flexible materials like TPUs. By modifying the manufacturing parameters, Sirris can modify their hardness to produce parts with different characteristics or to vary the properties within the same part.

In our factory with 4.0 technology, we aim to 3D print a watch. We use a femtosecond laser to create an optical effect, and we couldn’t be more impressed!

In its workshop in Diepenbeek Sirris is creating a new demonstrator, on which it will have to be possible to create smooth (3D) surfaces. Mechanical components with rough surfaces are preferably to be avoided. You will have to perform some time-consuming and expensive tricks to smoothen the surface. Our new demonstrator will enable us to produce components with smooth surfaces.

3D printing in the industry is an expertise that is becoming increasingly important. This is shown by a recent study in which Sirris collaborated and also by our own experience. After all, Sirris has almost 30 years of experience and expertise in the field, based on which it can offer companies the necessary support.

JEC is an annual event hosted in Paris and offering professionals the opportunity to meet with the composites industry. Summary of the 2019 edition.

Sirris is taking part in an Interreg project on 3D printing for tissue reconstruction. The MAT(T)ISSE project will be launched officially at an evening event at the Lille CHU (University Hospital Centre) on 18 April.

Deceuninck in Hooglede-Gits, West-Vlaanderen, comes up with innovative solutions to be used in and around buildings. With the solutions proposed by Deceuninck, some of them in PVC, the company meets the market demands and expectations. The company has been considering possible alternative technologies for the production of PVC profiles for some years now. One technology stood out during this explorative search: additive manufacturing.

Need help turning your ideas into tangible, marketable products? Come to Kortrijk Xpo on 7-8 November for the next edition of the Prototyping trade fair. Sirris will have a stand at the fair and will make a contribution.