Exhibitors: Industry Day 2018

Future Photonics Hub Industry Day 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 09:o0–17:00, University of Southampton

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day aims to unite the UK’s excellent science base with companies, R&D organisations and funding agencies; showcase the latest research in new, practical and commercial photonics manufacturing technologies; and create opportunities to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to key industrial challenges.

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Aerotech Ltd has specialised in design and manufacture of high-performance motion control and precision positioning systems in use in both the Research and Precision Industrial markets for over 40 years. They provide local international support for demanding applications in photonics, high vacuum, high-throughput production, semiconductor, aerospace and medical industries. To support their credentials in the photonics market sectors, come and visit us on Stand 12 where we would be keen to discuss your needs and requirements.

AMS Technologies is Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies.






CPI works with its partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries. In doing so, they support the development of next-generation manufacturing organisations which require highly-skilled jobs, and will result in sustained economic growth for the UK. Their partners operate across diverse markets including Healthcare, Food & Agriculture, FMCG, Electronics, Energy, Transportation and Construction. CPI is able to support such a broad-base of industries through our unique innovation processes, together with a diverse and expanding platform of technological expertise.

CPI is enhancing these capabilities with the construction of the National Centre for Healthcare Photonics opening this Autumn, providing a development and manufacturing facility for optical based medical technology. This new facility will provide advanced development and testing opportunities, including, when required, the use of human tissue samples and radioactive isotopes. The National Centre for Process Innovation will provide an environment optimised for development and pilot manufacturing all within the appropriate certified quality management system.

The National Centre for Healthcare Photonics is facility will complement existing capabilities within CPI such a printing electronics on flexible substrates, and the development and formulation of pharmaceuticals.





Inseto (UK) Ltd is a leading technical distributor of equipment and materials to the semiconductor & related ‘advanced technology sectors’ in the UK, Ireland and Nordic Regions.

Their products are available from specialist technology divisions, including:

  • Equipment Division: providing manual to automatic lithography equipment comprising mask aligners, resist coating, developing and cleaning systems, plus semiconductor furnaces, wafer bonders, probing systems, dicing saws and diamond scribing machines, die bonders, wire bonders, plasma cleaning and etching systems, vacuum solder reflow ovens, materials and bond testing equipment etc.
  • Consumables Division: providing semiconductor & silica wafers from our large UK inventory, mask blanks, plus sub-contract wafer bumping grinding & dicing services, in addition to an extensive range of machine tools and materials for microelectronic assembly and packaging.
  • Adhesives Division: provides technically advanced adhesives and equipment for bonding, sealing & encapsulation.

The Company, established in 1987, and ISO-Certified 9001 since 2005 aims to understand, communicate and fulfil the needs of our customers, better than any competitor. They are committed to meeting these requirements through the application of high standards of quality and customer care, by continually investing in training and by adopting a policy of continuous improvement in its company and its people.

Lambda Photometrics are a leading supplier of characterisation, measurement and analysis equipment, applied to signals from DC to Light. From fundamental materials research to volume manufacture, their consultative approach ensures you receive the best advice and get the best solution for your needs. Representing world leading manufacturers and providing full consultation and application support, they specialise in laser systems and accessories, opticalmetrology, EO&IR test, microscopy, spectroscopy, vision systems, fibre optics, scientific instrumentation and electronic test & measurement solutions.





Laser Components are a global, yet family-run company that employs about 220 people spread over five manufacturing sites around the world.  Their headquarters are located in Munich, Germany.  In terms of their products: the name Laser Components pretty much gives it away. They offer everything from the creation to the guidance to the detection of light in the broadest sense, meaning everything optoelectronics-related at the components level.  They serve many different industries such as laser industry, medical, military, and automotive.  As a manufacturer, they specialise in delivering custom solutions.

OPTek Systems s a global supplier of precision laser micromachining equipment and sub-contract processing services.  Alongside precision engineering processes like micro drilling, cutting, scribing and milling, OpTek pioneered LaserCleave™ for precision laser processing of optical fibers (stripping, cleaving, lensing and fusing), for production termination of advanced fiber optic interfaces and interconnects like optical HDMI/USB4 and the production of optical fibre assemblies, sensors and micro-optical components.

Optomel is a new photonics company, commercialising products and devices enabled by self-organised materials. This approach, compared to traditional vacuum processing, allows sophisticated optical filters to be thinner, lighter and larger compared to existing interference filters – and more scalable to large volumes. They provide a bespoke service to OEMs, integrators and end-users, please come and find out more! Optomel is based on the Southampton University Science Park, Chilworth, UK.

PI (Physik Instrumente) has been one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology for many years and is well known for the high quality of its products. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with piezo or motor drives for 40 years. Continuous development of innovative drive concepts, products, and system solutions and more than 200 technology patents distinguish the company history today. PI develops, manufactures, and qualifies all core technology itself: From piezo components, actuators, and motors as well as magnetic direct drives through air bearings, magnetic and flexure guides to nanometrological sensors, control technology and software.

PI is therefore not dependent on components available on the market to offer its customers the most advanced solutions. The high vertical range of manufacturing allows complete control over processes and this allows flexible reaction to market developments and new requirements. By acquiring the majority shares in ACS Motion Control, a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of modular motion controllers for multi-axis drive systems, PI can also supply customised complete systems for industrial applications that make the highest demand on precision and dynamics.

PI will be exhibiting the FMPA (Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment) system that meets the requirements of parallel optical alignment in several degrees of freedom.

SPIE is the International society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 260,000 constituents from approximately 162 countries, offering world-class conferences such as Photonics West, continuing education, books, scholarly journals, and the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics & photonics applied research, in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent.

SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2017.

A future manufacturing research hub