The Bio-Manufacturing project, coordinated by Sirris, has been elected by the Walloon Region to participate in the RegioStars Awards, that rewards the best European regional projects.

Sirris is actively collaborating in the organisation of the 5th Symposium of Additive Manufacturing and the Metal Industries to be held on 17 October 2019 at Charleville-Mezière in France.

The number of additive manufacturing machines continues to grow at Sirris for polymer applications.

Sirris is a stakeholder in the Mecatech Cluster in Wallonia. This cluster groups industrial actors and academics involved in common mechanical engineering projects.

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.

There are several very different ways or technologies to produce parts with additive manufacturing. The ASTM ranges them in seven categories. Because they work differently, specific rules have to be followed if you intend to design a part with one of them. In this second blog, we discuss the different principles.

Can additive manufacturing revolutionise the production of large metallic parts? Combining metal additive manufacturing (AM) techniques with welding techniques is one of the possible options… provided you can produce a quality junction. Discover this year’s WeldALAM project: a Sirris initiative aimed at exploiting welding techniques, in order to meet this challenge.

In this first blog in a series on design in additive manufacturing we discuss the use, advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing and compare the technology to traditional manufacturing techniques.

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.