FEA strongly represented at the second Flanders Make Symposium

(23-11-2017) On November 22nd 2017 the second Flanders Make symposium took place in Antwerp, where the faculty was represented with three booths.

Flanders Make is the strategic research center for the manufacturing industry. The theme this year was "the future of the manufacturing industry".

Four hundred visitors, mainly from the Flemish manufacturing companies, were able to attend presentations on the development of new smart motion products. Most attention was paid to the challenges of (and solutions for) assembly of personalized products to serial production costs, and the optimal use of the possibilities of industry 4.0. Several successful Flemish manufacturing companies such as Niko, Picanol and IVC presented their approach.

Through research, the faculty strongly focuses on the challenges of the manufacturing industry from three perspectives: machine design and optimization, factory design and optimization, and Data & ICT for the manufacturing industry.

The faculty provided three booths for this symposium in the central demonstration room. Bert Hannon (Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems) showed a prototype of an innovative high-speed motor with accompanying control. Michiel Haemers (Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems) demonstrated his scaled "active car suspension setup" on which different control configurations are validated and Oliver Janssens (Department of Electronics and Information Systems and imec) explained the development of dynamic dashboards and condition monitoring.

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