Peter ten Haaf

Controlling and adjusting production machining through the use of data - including real-time data - is called 'adaptive processing'. It’s the future of production and is made possible by the increased availability of sensors. However, everything depends on having and understanding a standardised and structured model in which the digital information is processed into a physical action. These models are the key to successful digitisation. In a new series of blog posts, we highlight some basic models. In this first part, we will discuss the tool life curve, which is a model for finding the optimum cutting speed.

Samuel Milton

On the online platform ‘Model-based machining’ you can find calculation models that use information from tool life curves for finding the most economical cutting speed. This lets you select the most cost-effective machining process. We are organising training courses to help with the practical implementation of the calculation models.

Olivier Malek

Since 2011, 12 April has been the International Day of Human Space Flight, to celebrate the day that Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Belgium, too, has always had a thing for space, and the space industry has been growing and flourishing for many years. Our society without aerospace is just unthinkable now: communication, navigation, climate… you name it. Research and innovation are essential, and goes on every single day, in our companies and at Sirris!

Hilde Krikor
Olivier Gramaccia

Every year in May, the elite of the Belgian life sciences community attends’s annual Knowledge for Growth business conference in Ghent, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech, agricultural and chemical industry as well as investors, universities, top-notch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Sirris will be there too: join us on 18 and 19 May 2022!

Tom Jacobs

Tool monitoring is needed in the milling process in order to be able to automate it and to ensure the quality of the products. This is not an easy task where micromilling tools are involved, but acoustic sensors can offer a solution for this.

Hilde Krikor
Olivier Gramaccia

Anno 2022, great interest goes to neurotechnology and neuroscience. In both industry and academia, new applications are being discovered each day. NeuroTech Leuven’s MINDSEED on 27 April aims to educate non-experts on state-of-the art neurotechnology and neuroscience and connect its experts. Sirris will be there too!

Olivier Rigo

The AMable project provides support for 'design for additive manufacturing' and for developing the AM chain. The AMable Industrial Technology Talk on 8 April is an online event, focusing on additive manufacturing for lightweight air vehicles.

Filiep Vincent

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have great potential for automating logistics movements on the factory floor. But how can your company decide whether such an installation would be useful, and how can it be used optimally? In the recent masterclass, the participants were able to discover the possibilities for themselves.

Peter ten Haaf

When striving for an Industry 4.0 production system, the first requirement is to connect the production machines within a network. In a machining production environment with a wide variety of machines - modern, obsolete, designed for batch processes, manual, etc. - this presents a major challenge.

Jan Kempeneers

Malmar and Sirris are working on the 'Reconfigurable Cobotic PRODuction Assistant: RECOPRODAS', which will allow Malmar to automate repetitive and manual tasks. This way, operators can focus on improving quality and their work environment will become more human-centered.