LED lighting has the advantage of being small and providing a lot of light for lower energy consumption. A challenge is to keep the temperature of the LED low.

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.

Sirris and KU Leuven have started a cooperation to develop a new application of its femtosecond laser texturing technology in the field of ceramic prostheses, such as dental implants.

The arrival of the femotsecond laser at Sirris opens doors towards adding functionalities to materials which used to be difficult or impossible to manipulate. Tests have already confirmed this.

Sirris’ Precision Manufacturing department recently presented its newest addition to the industry: the femtosecond laser machine is now ready for use by companies in our machine hall in Diepenbeek. It can be used to add functionalities to surfaces.

lasertextureren

Sirris made steel surfaces water-repellent by applying texture to the surface by means of its femtosecond laser. This technology opens up several possibilities for the functionalization of metal surfaces.

Self-lubricating machine components, ice-free turbine blades, self-cleaning mudguards, ... you can increase your competitiveness by giving extra value to your products through surface functionalities. You can do so by providing the surface with a texture, by means of coating or laser texturing. In order to further expand its offer of surface functionalization, Sirris has acquired a high-precision femtosecond laser, unprecedented in the Benelux. From now on, you can also count on us for laser texturing! Come and see for yourself on 13 June!

laserharden

Companies going for cleantech and eco-compliance deserve to be supported in several ways. The impact resulting from such a choice should not be underestimated and is actually essential for the future.

The demand for extra functionality on components is increasing. Texturing can be applied to plastic surfaces for example, which often proves to be a long-lasting, cheap and rapid solution. Sirris and KU Leuven have been able to create a superhydrophobic surface by introducing a cavity pattern to a mould insert and then using it in injection moulding trials. The technology permits the quick and efficient application of complex structures without the need for heating.

simulatie laserharden

Integrated laser hardening offers many advantages when producing mechanical components, but generating the correct laser parameters for new materials and surface conditions is often a process of experimentation. Simulation therefore offers a solution for making this process faster and easier.