It is possible to make the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) thinner using a femtosecond laser.

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.

There is so much you can achieve with coated and textured surfaces. They add value to products, making them more competitive. Through a series of cases based on the needs of different sectors, Sirris will give you an idea about their potential. This blog post will discuss the reflectivity of optical surfaces.

Keen to further professionalise its working methods and customer service, the Belgian NLMK site called on Sirris’s precision manufacturing expertise.

The 2016 Precision Fair was held in Veldhoven in the Netherlands on 16 and 17 November. The Sirris precision department participated in the event and drew up a report that focuses on measuring throughout the production process.

Hardening is an essential but onerous step in the manufacture of precision components for switches. The traditional process takes a long time and entails precision risks. Laser hardening eliminates both of these problems. Niko is introducing it in its production process.

To compete successfully at a global level, you need a combination of some unique advantages and need to know how to stand out. Precision Manufacturing gives you this potential. But it also involves some challenges in terms of machinery, control and tools. In six white papers we identified six areas where a company can make a difference. The first white paper, concerning precision components, will soon be downloadable!

Hybrid processing technologies combine two or more existing technologies to form a new technological approach so that the advantages of each existing technology can be used synergically. Although it can result in more than just that.

The Belgian company Niko based in Sint-Niklaas and renowned for its high quality lighting switches and wall sockets gave one of its injection moulding nozzles to be used as a case study for the 'Precision Manufacturing for new and better products' joint research project.

The second part in the seminar series organised by Sirris and Agoria concerning 'precision manufacturing' was held on 24 June. The theme was ‘manufacturing high quality products using hard materials and the associated challenges and problems’. The host for the day was Niko in Sint-Niklaas - best known for their electrical sockets and light switches - who provided a suitable setting with ample opportunity for networking.