Cases

Data analysis identifies product issue

A customer experienced a complex quality issue on their final product. Traditional methods failed to identify the cause of the problem.

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Predicting mechanical properties from microstructure images

OCAS is developing methodologies to allow machines to analyse images from microstructures, based on artificial intelligence principles. The objective of this work is to improve our understanding of the relationship…

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Artificial intelligence seminar brings together academic researchers and industrial experts

OCAS organised the “Artificial Intelligence for advanced image processing and analysis in new product development” seminar on Friday February 1st 2019 in its labs at Zwijnaarde (Belgium), attracting 60+ participants…

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To measure is to know

To measure is to know, is a key principle of risk management. OCAS has a longstanding tradition in measuring potentially hazardous compounds.

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Green enamelling solutions

Vitreous enamelling has been acknowledged for centuries as one of the most durable ways to protect metals against abrasion, temperature and corrosion. In recent years, driven by ever-stricter environmental legislation,…

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Pro-actively adapt formulations without compromising performance

The essential role of chemical passivations and thin organic coatings is to provide corrosion protection during handling, transport and storage of metallic coated products. The combination of environmental constraints with…

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Food contact compliant materials

To be considered compliant for food contact, materials must meet requirements. Currently, standardization bodies are working on a standard for porcelain (vitreous) enamel. OCAS was invited to participate in the…

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Wear seminar brings together academic researchers and industrial experts

OCAS organised the “Abrasion resistant steels: modelling and experimental challenges” wear seminar at OCAS on Friday June 15th 2018 in its labs at Zwijnaarde (Belgium), attracting 50+ participants representing 10…

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Enamelled steel, a strong bond

Vitreous enamelling has been acknowledged for centuries as one of the most durable ways to protect metals against abrasion, temperature and corrosion. In recent years, driven by ever-stricter environmental legislation,…

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Accelerating research towards a new generation of lightweight tough steels

Triggered by environmental issues, the market has an interest in product development of lightweight heavy gauge steels (t ≥ 5 mm), mainly for other than automotive applications. In view of…

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High-throughput coating research

High-throughput research for developing new coatings or testing and modelling corrosion properties has many advantages. High-throughput technologies allow for rapid, intelligent, parallel experimentation, increasing the productivity of R&D by orders…

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Helping customers reach their design & engineering goals

OCAS has a long standing track record in conducting co-engineering projects with customers in a wide variety of market segments, including agricultural machinery, transportation, heating ventilation and air conditioning, and…

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Predicting transformer vibrations

Transformers typically emit a low-frequency humming noise, which can be a major obstacle for their use in urban areas. This acoustic noise is caused by mechanical vibrations of the magnetic…

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Help needed for your forming processes?

Thanks to our expertise in finite element simulation, our in-depth knowledge of steel grades and of the deep-drawing process, OCAS selects the best solution – thickness and steel grade selection…

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Microstructure-based models predict abrasion of high strength steels

When striving for material and process optimisation, traditional constitutive mechanical material models lack knowledge on material microstructural parameters such as grain size, shape, orientation, etc. Whereas micromechanical models are reliable…

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