Marie-France Rousseau

ACUMEN, Agoria's largest knowledge, inspiration and networking event has a new look after a fully digital edition in 2020: four days, more than 100 sessions, in a combination of digital and corona-safe 'live' sessions. People are more than ever longing to meet face-to-face again. Sirris is also contributing to this edition.

Bart Teerlinck

Technical Committee CEN/TC 267 has prepared a draft amendment for the standard EN 13480 (Metallic industrial piping) - Part 3: Design and calculation

Bart Teerlinck

The EN 13445 (“Unfired pressure vessels”) and EN 13480 (“Metallic industrial piping”) are key European Standards in the field of pressure equipment which provide presumption of conformity to the EU directive on pressure equipment (2014/68/EU). Due to their complexity with their large number of formulae, figures and tables, they have been maintained according to an ad-hoc methodology since the publication of the first editions in 2002.

Véronique Dossogne

A lot of data is collected in modern machines and installations in the production process. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) on IO-Link simplifies data collection and processing while creating transparency from sensor-actuator to cloud.

Véronique Dossogne

'Umati', the new open standard aims at unifying communication for all machine tools. This will enable user companies to rely on less fragmented solutions and to considerably reduce the commissioning time of new machines. For a machine tool manufacturer, this offers a major and quite unique sales pitch.

Bruno Verlee

A new standard is currently being developed for assessing the risks but also for setting up measures of prevention and protection relative to the processes of additive manufacturing with metallic materials. This document also includes a part dedicated to waste management. It is drafted jointly by the ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F42 technical committees for additive manufacturing.

Bruno Verlee

Eearly August, a new operational standard has been published jointly by the ISO and the ASTM specifying the requirements for the qualification of operators of laser metal powder bed fusion machines and additive manufacturing equipment used in aerospace applications. This document is applicable if the operator qualification testing is required by a contract or by application standards.

Véronique Dossogne

As face masks for daily use are an essential part of the exit strategy, there is an urgent need for an official Belgian reference document.

Guy Claus

In order to deliver reliable measurements, laboratories must have a functional quality management system and meet the requirements of the international ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This standard was recently updated. Sirris, which has various test laboratories, does everything required to comply with this.

Bruno Verlee

The quality of the powders used in additive manufacturing is crucial for achieving good parts. It is the subject of discussions in the standardisation committees.