Lean and sustainable metal production


With the aim to support the industrial members in the continuous improvement of the performances of their production routes and to allow substantial gains in terms of productivity, energy dependence, material yield and quality aspects, new process, manufacturing technologies and control systems are proposed integrating the most recent progress of the digital evolution. The mastering of big pilot facilities located in the laboratories at Liège and Gent contributes to a faster development up-scaling of the new technology solutions. An illustration of significant developments is summarized hereunder for different technical fields.