In order to make the opportunities presented by Factory 4.0 more tangible, Sirris and two French partners, CITC and Cetim, have each built a demonstrator that is available for companies.

Office processing and administration activities have a huge impact on your customer response times as well as your operations cost and quality. Learn how to reduce these response times and increase customer satisfaction while lowering your costs and improving your quality.

Keeping track of performed manufacturing operations is mandatory in almost every certification and quality process. In the past this resulted in a giant paper stack. Our new manufacturing system will use an electronic identity or eID.

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.

Machines and equipment can be connected in several ways, each offering a dataset that differs in level of detail and information. Depending on your needs, time and budget you can select the most suited connection method. Within our 4.0 manufacturing system different methods will be demonstrated.

An important aspect of the demonstrator in the Smart & Digital Factory Application Lab in Kortrijk is data integration. Connecting the different elements of production systems is one of the six skills of a smart, agile factory.

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!

The expertise of the West Flanders knowledge centres regarding Industry 4.0 is being brought together at the Machinebouw & Mechatronica labs to prepare your company for the future. Sirris is also involved in two of these labs based in Kortrijk and opened its doors there to give you inspiration.

The latest issue of the Interreg Factory 4.0 Project newsletter keeps you up-to-date with progress, events and testimonies.

Freeform lenses or mirrors, produced by means of 3D printing or 3D printed moulds, make it possible to create innovative lighting solutions with customised radiation patterns. To introduce companies to the design methodology and possibilities of such optical components, we are organising the workshop ‘Freeform Optics’ on 12 September in cooperation with KU Leuven.