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Collaboration for Accelerating Innovation: 4 good reasons to go for it

We are living in a rapidly changing environment where competition is fierce. As a result, companies need to look for ways to make sure they capture the relevant technologies and knowledge and to ensure fast product developments to stay ahead of the competition. In other words, companies need to accelerate their innovation processes to ensure...

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Setting up an IOT infrastructure is key to exploit the possibilities of digital transformation/Industry 4.0 implementations

A digital transformation strategy with buy-in and support from senior management is important when implementing a digital transformation plan. This plan should contain actions related to the execution of pilot projects with a predefined return on investment (ROI) estimate and an estimate about the value-creating potential for the company of...

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Smart and flexible manufacturing for a healthy future in the pharmaceutical industry

Janssen Pharmaceutica, Pfizer, Sanofi, Agilent, EG, Novartis, MSD, Amgen... Flanders has one of the highest concentrations of top biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the world and a multitude of solution-oriented automation companies with a strong focus on the manufacturing industry and the Life Sciences market.

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Geometric optimisation as a solution to industrial challenges

As a strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry, Flanders Make supports the Flemish industry with innovative methods, research and techniques. Our research is conducted to achieve faster optimal designs of drive trains, components, flexible assembly cells and production plants. Knowledge in mathematical modelling and optimisation...

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Flanders Make and AMS Robotics work together on a lightweight hydrogen tank for the car of the future

Companies are always looking for ways to make their products lighter in view of reducing their impact in terms of environmental burden, energy costs, maintenance and transport. Cars, in particular, are becoming ever lighter, with the search for lighter materials being prompted mainly by environmental considerations. Conventional steel is therefore...

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Flanders Make makes available unique test benches to validate modern drivetrains

Drivetrain manufacturers are looking for ways to make their products more reliable and perform better. Today's drive systems have to meet ever higher requirements, scoring better in terms of power density and energy efficiency. This is a result of the search for cost-efficiency and better performing, more compact and sustainable solutions for...

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The self-driving tractor that takes over tasks from the farmer

A tractor that drives across a field without a driver and starts working there on its own may sound like future music but will be reality within a few years' time. We developed the first self-driving tractor in our country that can take over all kinds of tasks from the farmer. During the fruit harvest, for instance, the tractor places empty crates...

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Team sends unmanned boat across the Atlantic ocean

The development of unmanned vehicles is gaining importance in various industries. 4 Flemish engineers now want to be the first to have an autonomous, unmanned boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean, while automatically transmitting air and water quality data to the mainland. Flanders Make sponsors the initiative and provides the necessary infrastructure...

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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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