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Heraeus Noblelight relocates Arc & Flashlamp Laboratory to Cambridge

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Heraeus Noblelight has moved its applications laboratory from the Technical University of Kaiserlautern, in Germany, to Cambridge, UK, the headquarters and manufacturing facility of its Arc and Flash division.

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau, Germany, is a technology leader in the production of specialist light sources and systems. Source: Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau, Germany, is a technology leader in the production of specialist light sources and systems....

The laboratory has been located in Germany for the past 18 years, where it has achieved a reputation as a centre of excellence under the guidance of Professor Dr Uwe Krönert.

Activities have been directed towards new applications

Its main focus has been the development of Xenon and Krypton Arc and Flash lamps, using sophisticated measurement techniques to acquire greater understanding of flash lamp technology and to provide Heraeus customers with a capability to assess the quality, performance improvements and suitability of flash lamps for different applications.  Historically the main application focus was flash lamps for Solid State Laser pumping and Intense Pulse Light. However, more recently, the lab’s activities have been directed increasingly towards new applications of Xenon flash technology in the industrial sector.

Moving from a supplier to a solutions provider

As Jeremy Woffendin, Technical Director of Heraus Noblelight  explains, "Flash lamps, which deliver targeted high power radiation, from UV to infra-red, in milliseconds, are now being used in areas as diverse as printed electronics, the annealing of silicon wafers, Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP), ink curing and drying, composites engineering and other rapid photonic processes. Heraeus, is active in these areas, as it implements its strategy to move from a component supplier to a solutions provider. The relocation of the lab to the Cambridge manufacturing plant will greatly assist in the realisation of this strategic vision.”

Newly named "Photonics Application Centre”

The newly named "Photonics Application Centre”, headed up by Applications Manager, Martin Brown, assisted by project engineer, John Gregory, bringing expertise from the Printed Electronics Industry, is fully equipped to offer a full Xenon Flash Photonics service. It offers customers capabilities ranging from blue sky radical ideas testing, through trials and prototype manufacturing to full equipment design and manufacturing.

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