FMX314; Fortimedix’ single-site surgery solution
“Within laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, removing a gallbladder is usually a very risky surgical procedure as it could lead to serious herniation,” Employeneur Frank Nijsten states. “At Fortimedix Surgical, we developed the first and only 15 millimeter single-site surgery solution, called the FMX314, which consists of triangulating instruments and an access port with four holes in the device to insert the instruments in the abdomen. Using this single-site surgery solution, the number of incisions, the chance of herniation, and abdominal wall trauma will be minimized. Moreover, the FMX314 offers surgeons the ability to comfortably perform single-site…Read more...
TMC: Tijdelijke kennismedewerkers verkorten doorlooptijden projecten
Is het 'inhuren' van externe medewerkers voor Onderzoek, Ontwikkeling en Engineering een goede keuze? Joeri Voets van TMC is duidelijk: "Ja, want het verkort de doorlooptijd van projecten" ENGINEERINGNET.NL - De trend naar een flexibele 'personeelsschil' binnen bedrijven heeft zich al decennia geleden ingezet. Dat beperkte zich in eerste instantie tot laaggeschoolde arbeidskrachten, maar breidde zich later uit naar hoogopgeleiden in andere bedrijfsonderdelen. Zeker gedurende de afgelopen 10 jaar is daar ook Onderzoek & Ontwikkeling & Engineering – R,D&E - bijgekomen, gekenmerkt door een hoog (academisch) opleidingsniveau van de arbeidskrachten. Hoe kijkt een belangrijke marktpartij als TMC Group aan tegen…Read more...
New in Continuous Variable Transmissions
Punch Powertrain makes transmissions, but not the kind we all know. It develops and produces a new generation of Continuous Variable Transmissions (CVTs). These are different because instead of the usual 4–6 gears, they have a continuous number of gears and a system that automatically adjusts the ratio for the best performance. Stefan Geusens, (age 44) has been working at Punch Powertrain for six months, and he has been at TMC for almost four years. He is contributing to the development of the control and software system for the newest generation of their CVT, called the VT5. “Engines are constantly…Read more...
Opening Club Soda 24
Last Thursday, Chemelot Campus and TMC held their first official drink at the new Club Soda 24. Chemelot and TMC started their cooperation in 2013 and came up with the idea of organizing a weekly recurring event to bring companies, researchers and students on-and off campus together and to stimulate the exchange of knowledge between (potential) campus-based companies. Besides Chemelot staff and TMC Employeneurs, there were a lot of other companies to toast to the kick-off of Club Soda 24. "Club Soda 24 offers the perfect opportunity to meet new people, to start collaborations and to get inspired," Hugo Delissen,…Read more...
Innovator in a conservative industry
Engineer Wouter van Dalen (31) is an atypical innovation manager—no well wrought one-liners suggesting intensive media training, no expensive suit showing that his tasks are PR-related. Wouter is a young professional who knows what he is talking about. Self-confident and passionate, he shares his views with Erwin Boutsma of Technisch Weekblad. In 2013, Wouter founded the R&D department at Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), a company that specializes in hoisting tall offshore installations. TMC opened this opportunity for him. And it is no simple task if you consider the conservativeness of this sector. As an innovator in a conservative industry, he…Read more...
Connect and inspire at Club Soda 24
Aug 28 2014
On August 28, Chemelot Campus and TMC will organize their first informal drink at the new Club Soda 24. This weekly recurring event will be held on every Thursday afternoon from 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM at building 24 on Chemelot Campus. TMC, active on Chemelot since November 2013, was challenged to contribute to its expansion. Chemelot and TMC initiated Club Soda 24 to bring together on- and off-campus companies, researchers and students. "The goal of Club Soda 24 is to connect, to inspire, and to stimulate the exchange of knowledge between companies, researchers and students in an open and…Read more...
Pieter Schelte – Speed Dates
Aug 14 2014
In June 2010 Allseas awarded the contract for building Pieter Schelte, it is a 382 m long, 124 m wide dynamically positioned (DP) platform installation / decommissioning and pipe lay vessel. When built, Pieter Schelte will have a topsides lift capacity of 48,000 tons and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 tons. Her pipe lay tension capacity will be 2,000 t, doubling the capacity of Allseas’ Solitaire and thereby surpassing her as the world’s largest pipe lay vessel. As the major engineering partner to the Allseas Group, Bosch Rexroth has developed and engineered the drive and control system. Pieter Schelte can lift and transport topsides…Read more...
Overseeing the production process
Aug 28 2014
Paper systems grow (often unintentionally) due to several reasons: Processes are gradually expanded. Bit by bit an addition …; Hereby differences in systems arise (for instance different brands of PLC’s ); Differences arise between older and newer systems; Possibly different systems partially overlap and partially have an information gab. You are not overseeing the production process anymore. The simplest way to “connect” a large diversity of systems is by the use of paper. A paper interface grows by itself! Not always consciously or intentionally, but because the need for exchange of information is being recognized (implicitly). There is an enormous…Read more...