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Rebirth out of the Covid-19 crisis – Making Europe stronger

2020 is a year that will go into history. Not because of Euro 2020 or the 2020 Olympic Games, but as the year in which Covid-19 arose and took down our personal as well as our professional life. A major lockdown in the second quarter of the year caused companies to close, and challenged entrepreneurs to come up with new ways to survive and be...

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Increase your energy-efficiency and performance with Virtual Sensing

Vehicles and machines are subject to a number of external forces and torques. Knowing those influences is of crucial importance during the development and operation phase. Data on force and torque allow for a more accurate prediction of lifetime and a reduction of safety margins, since having detailed information on the loading conditions allows...

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How to protect your trade secrets?

Trade secrets, such as know-how and confidential business information, are important in the innovation process within the manufacturing industry. However, the misappropriation of trade secrets is on the rise. Small and large international companies, spin-offs and universities are sooner or later confronted with issues related to this topic....

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Infrastructure for the validation of adhesive bonding techniques

Industrial adhesive bonding is emerging, weight reduction being the no. 1 driver. However, to realise large-scale implementation, its reliability must be warranted. This is so far the biggest challenge. Flanders Make has disposal of high-tech test and validation infrastructure to test different types of adhesives and adhesive bonding processes,...

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Autonomous vehicles can perform an increasing array of tasks all by themselves

More and more vehicles will in future not only be able to drive but also to work autonomously. Research centre Flanders Make is developing the necessary technology to optimise as soon as possible various applications that are useful for multiple sectors. Think of autonomously operating fork-lift trucks and tractors. 

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The correct methods and tools to design more complex products

Products are becoming ever smarter. This is a positive evolution but it does make the work of designers considerably more complex. During a webinar, research centre Flanders Make will explain how model-based methods and corresponding supporting software tools can help to enhance innovation and make it less expensive.

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Digital work instructions help operators to make customised products

Following the shift towards mass customisation, companies are in need of digital work instructions that support their operators in making customised products. Research centre Flanders Make explains in a webinar how you should draw up such digital work instructions and how this process can be automated.

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Partnerships with Flanders Make: excellent examples of open innovation

In the beginning of the 20th century, vertically integrated companies were standard. Companies wanted to control the entire chain, kept their innovations in-house and hardly made attempts to integrate information from beyond their own R&D departments into their own processes. As from the 1920’s, the focus was on closed innovation, resulting in...

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INNO INFRA SHARE - Interreg project

INNO INFRA SHARE (Sharing Strategies for European Research and Innovation Infrastructures) is an Interreg Europe funded programme to improve the accessibility and utilisation of local Research and Innovation Infrastructure (RII) by SMEs.

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