Lambda Physik AG (Göttingen, Germany) has opened a new production plant for industrial UV laser technology in Göttingen. According to Chief Technology Officer Manfred Rahe, the building ensures sufficient capacities for the next two to three years.
The expansion was necessary meet the growing demand for Lambda products in lithography and industrial applications and to enable the company to cope with fast-paced growth, while maintaining required quality standards. The startup of this new facility marks the completion of the first phase of the company's ongoing expansion of production capacities. The firm has already moved its entire production of lithography lasers to the 3155-m2 plant.
“With 29 laser testing stations for the engineering, assembly, and final testing ofour lithography lasers,”, says Rahe, “we are equipped with sufficient capacities for the next two to three years. The climate-controlled facility also satisfies the semiconductor industry's high standards for clean-room quality and will ensure maximum productivity thanks to its efficient layout of testing procedures.”
According to Raye, the production lines also are of innovative design. They now include engineering, assembly, and final testing. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of developers, designers,
electronic engineers, and software experts are involved in the entire
product process to ensure optimal further development of the products and constant improvement of the production process.
The second phase of expansion calls for 18 more laser testing stations for engineering, assembly, and final testing on the second floor of the new production center. These operations are set to go on line in October.