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Flanders Make helps companies to innovate by making available high-tech test and validation infrastructure.

At Flanders Make, we help companies to innovate better and faster. By focusing on innovative products and smart production, companies increase their competitiveness and can respond more flexibly to a world that is changing rapidly.

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Prefamac & Flanders Make: a sweet partnership for tailor-made chocolates

Belgian chocolate is known throughout the world. But also as a manufacturer of chocolate machines we are among the world’s best. Prefamac is a world player. For more than 30 years, they have been manufacturing chocolate machines for manufacturers of biscuits, waffles and pralines. Their machines can melt, flake, cool, swirl, transport, heat and so...

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The impact of disruptive technology on products and production

Belgian companies put artificial intelligence and big data analysis on top of their list of most disruptive technologies for their processes. This appears from a study among 122 companies that we performed at the end of 2019. We are definitely not alone in this. Worldwide, 92% of the companies indicate that their expenditures will mainly focus on...

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Innovations in production environments in 2020

About 200 years ago, the manufacturing industry launched out of the starting blocks with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Notwithstanding the many discoveries and revelations since then, we are now at the eve of what might be the greatest metamorphosis in the world of industry. Industry 4.0., the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will enable...

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The building blocks of Industry 4.0

Digital technologies fundamentally change the way in which companies operate. They help them to adapt to the increasing market demand for smaller series and highly personalised items and cater to the need for automation. Digitisation initiates a revolution within the manufacturing industry that will increase productivity, allow for economic growth...

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This is how Flanders Make tackles an innovation process

An innovation process is an accurate balancing act between the ambition of a company, the competences of people and the potential of resources. Flanders Make is a partner that listens to these needs on the basis of its expertise and guides the company purposefully through the innovation process.

Innovation is not a goal in itself. It must respond...

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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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