Flanders Make Seminar Day 2017

How do companies tackle technological hurdles?


During this Seminar Day, engineers, researchers and R&D managers from the manufacturing industry will come together to learn more about the results of some of our recent projects. In 3 parallel sessions, project managers and industrial partners will elaborate on their newly acquired knowledge and on concrete cases that help companies to innovate.

Each track has its own focus.

Track 1 digs deeper into the re-conception of product development processes and joining technologies for new (multi-)materials.
Track 2 develops Model Based System Engineering (MBSE), for intelligent development methods allowing interim virtual design validation.
Track 3 combines 3 very diverse projects, providing insights in new production technologies, learning control and sensor monitoring. 
At the start of every session, you can chose which track to follow and you can join as many sessions as you want. 

cEDM contribution:

Title: PoF qualification: physical & virtual testing of electronic components and systems
Abstract: Before electronic systems can be launched on the market, they must pass qualification tests according to international standards and customer-specified test programmes. Thermal and mechanical environmental loads are major causes for electronic system failures that also appear during these qualification tests. It is obvious that any failure detected in such tests is very expensive in terms of time and cost. Performing physical & virtual testing allows to find possible weak spots in the system in an early development phase when adaptations are still easy to make. In this seminar, we will show several examples on how reliability testing and simulation are used to test the electronic components and systems from a thermal and mechanical point of view.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • 09h30 - 10h30 Welcome
  • 10h30 - 12h00
    • Multi-material joining techniques
    • Multi-physical monitoring for optimal mechatronic system design
    • Integrating a multi-axial machining centre and laser hardening for prototypes and small complex series
  • 12h - 13h Sandwich lunch
  • 13h - 15h
    • Metamaterials to provide lightweight NVH solutions: realization through thermoforming
    • Model-based conceptual design and synthesis
    • Learning control
  • 15h - 15h30 Coffee break
  • 15h30 - 17h30
    • Utilising the full lightweight potential of sheet material products
    • How to design reliable & robust electronic products?
    • Cost-effective vibro-acoustic monitoring
  • 17h30 Networking drink

 More information about the program can be found here.


De Montil, Moortelstraat 8, 1790 Affligem


You can register here.

Participation fee: 
  • Flanders Make members: 95 €
  • None members: 195 €