ASK-Solution was started as a joint initiative by faculty and students of the departments of Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science at the Hogeschool Haarlem. Initially the company name was Simulated Dynamics.
The first commercially sold product hit the market in september of 2000.
Having an academic background and being supporters of Free (Libre) Software, it was clear that there was a need for a market more open towards education and to the sharing of knowledge. We registered the iradis.org domain and began the process of starting the IRADIS Foundation.
ASK-Solutions started development of document management and accounting solutions.
The IRADIS Foundation received legal status. We received funds from the Dutch Ministry of Education to start an educational program.
ASK-Solutions started providing web hosting services.
Due to high demand and a lack in the market, ASK-Solutions started development of the Synergos CMS.
In order to reduce prototyping cost and turn around times, ASK-Solutions has setup it's own in-house machine shop. This also enabled us to start offering manufacturing small production runs of custom parts and reproduction (replacement) parts that are otherwise unavailable.
ASK-Solutions started to provide basic educational training based upon using it's document archival and accounting solutions.
We've purchased our first 3D printer to be used in prototyping and parts manufacturing. We've always supported and adopted new technologies. 3D Printing has become a stable and affordable way to furter reduce turn around times and openup opportunities that are otherwise hard or impossible to accomplish.
ASK-Solutions changed it's name to it's current name.
We migrated to a different 3D printing ecosystem. After four years of intensive use, upgrades and repairs, we're now running our printer farm on Original Prusa I3 MK3S 3D printers. Both Prusa's and our philosophy match into providing free (Libre) products with a strong focus on longevity, serviceability and customization