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USHIO bring additive manufacturing light sources to FORMNEXT 2019

Ushio Europe will be attending the international FORMNEXT exhibition at Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 12.1 Booth A105, from 19th – 22nd November 2019. As the leading additive manufacturing conference and exhibition, FORMNEXT 2019 provides the opportunity for businesses to connect with each other like no other event in the field. With over 600 exhibitors and almost 28,000 delegates expected to attend, the networking potential of FORMNEXT is immense and Ushio are keen to maintain the momentum the speciality lighting firm picked up at the recent K Fair in Düsseldorf.

With industry leaders representing a vast array of businesses, Ushio have prepared their portfolio to impress the global visitors arriving in Germany’s financial hub.

The Key Industries At FORMNEXT 2019

  • Automotives
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical technology

Additive manufacturing is an industry that has exploded in the past years, as 3D printing production methods have become universally accessible across the manufacturing world. This industry truly unites the analogue and digital world, and Ushio have many useful components available for this type of production.

As the leading manufacturer of light sources across the electromagnetic spectrum, visitors to the show will be able to enjoy two separate demonstrations by the Ushio Technical Development Team.

FORMNEXT 2019: Ushio to demonstrate IR for additive manufacturing

At FORMNEXT, visit Ushio at Hall 12.1 Booth A105, for live demonstrations of groundbreaking industrial solutions. Widely implemented in the thermoforming of rubber and plastics, you will experience a live demonstration of Ushio’s versatile infrared heating equipment. Regardless of which application you strive to achieve, the power of infrared light has been harnessed by Ushio to enable your process to achieve maximum efficiency.

Ushio focuses on customised IR solutions, but has also developed a series of IR Modules and auxiliary components that serve as the basic building blocks for many typical IR processes. The standard portfolio consists of IR modules with wavelengths ranging from 0.8µm to 1.5µm and power densities ranging from 150kW/m² to 300kW/m². All IR modules feature integrated cooling, a quick exchange mechanism for IR lamps, and are ready for immediate use. For your IR heating needs, Ushio proudly presents the IRtenser series. Customised versions or individual solutions are available upon request.

Introducing the Ushio Innovation Lab for industrial application testing

Ushio is able to customise its products to your specific needs, and can even replicate your own in-line processes at the Infrared Innovation Lab in Steinhöring, Bavaria. The IRtenser LC220 Demonstrator at K 2019 is simply a taster of what to expect, and exemplifies how the Ushio experience encompasses research, development, and implementation. The unique L-shaped IR module, which will be presented to delegates at FORMNEXT 2019, will display the heat levels achieved throughout treatment of various common substrates.

The rise of VUV excimer continues as Ushio treatments break composites market

Surface activation pre-treatment to improve adhesion of materials to one another remains the top selling point of our vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) excimer solutions, but the added bonus of disinfection and static-free discharge means sensitive substrates and electronics benefit too. With the impending arrival of our popular Excimer Demonstrator at FORMNEXT 2019, visitors will see first-hand how this impressive ‘cold’ light source can revolutionise your production line.

From UV curing to the setting and tempering of composite materials, Ushio are in the business of making critical advancements that drive the progress of not only industrial evolution, but that of the human race too. Lighting the way for new design ideas, enabling the production of groundbreaking devices, and supporting the consistent advancement of technology is all in a day’s work at Ushio, and it does not stop there.

Successful applications made possible by Ushio’s excimer solutions

  • Surface activation and cleaning
  • Photobonding: eliminates use of heavy adhesives
  • Optical ashing
  • Matting with high homogeneity / uniformity
  • Disinfection and decontamination of surfaces, gases, solids, and liquids such as water
  • Facilitates improvement in bonding of inks, coatings, and lacquers to surfaces
  • Allows 3D electronics to be printed directly onto treated surfaces

A facility similar to the aforementioned IR Innovation Lab has been developed for Ushio’s excimer technology, which allows clients to experiment on their production materials before committing to a purchase order. In the past, Ushio has provided successfully excimer solutions to research pioneers such as the Fraunhofer ILT PhotonFlex project and original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) like SteriLux SA. The beauty of excimer is its adaptability, able to be installed as an independent large scale solution or as a compact module which integrates directly into existing production lines.

Ushio excimer technology harnesses safer UV wavelengths

In general, ultraviolet light has the deserved reputation of being dangerous for humans; however this only takes place at wavelengths of 354nm and above. At 354nm, UV light gains enough intensity that it is able to penetrate the epidermal layer of skin and cause molecular changes in the layers beneath.

Excimer irradiation from Ushio occupies customisable wavelengths between 170nm and 310nm, which are chosen for the specific qualities achieved at each single wavelength. At this range of intensity, the UV radiation is unable to penetrate the top layer of skin and simply deactivates any bacteria that may be present on the surface.

Join Ushio at FORMNEXT 2019 to find the customised solution for your production processes

Located in Messe Frankfurt Hall 12.1 Booth A105, Ushio Europe will be ready to advise you on our top quality solutions for additive manufacturing. From deep UV to SWIR, Ushio has been long established as an integral part of the lighting world. With crucial developments across the spectrum, the Ushio experts will be ready to launch your production standards to the next level. You can get your entry tickets for FORMNEXT here, and feel free to set up a meeting with us at the show by clicking here.

Messe Frankfurt
Hall 12.1 Booth A105
19 – 22 November 2019
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Further Reading

Excimer: The Technology Explained

Ushio’s Customised IR Heating Equipment

IRtenser: The Infrared “Swiss Army Knife”

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