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Breakthrough Technology from Heraeus Noblelight for Aerospace

11 March 2019

Breakthrough Technology from Heraeus Noblelight for Aerospace

Heraeus Noblelight, presents together with German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) its breakthrough humm3 heating technology for composite materials at JEC World 2019.

humm3 technology is at the heart of the test facility at DLR in Stade, Germany. Since 2017, research has been ongoing with new composite materials for space and aircraft structures. The aim of the collaboration between Heraeus Noblelight and DLR is to establish a powerful, controllable and safe heat source for industrial manufacturing processes of composite materials such as Automated Tape Laying (ATL) and Automated Fibre Placement (AFP).

Humm3 optimises industrial manufacturing of composite materials

The results of trials show the high level of control over a wide range of temperatures that can be achieved using humm3. The suitability of humm3 in terms of performance and safety for large-scale industrial integration has been proved.

The Xenon technology has been developed by Heraeus Noblelight (Cambridge, UK) and branded humm3 heating technology is compact, scalable and controllable. The main advantages are: rapid uniform heating, equivalent to a laser; a high levels of control; scalable heating zone sizes, from narrow to 300mm and beyond; and enhanced safety which makes enclosing the layup process unnecessary.

Visit Heraeus Noblelight in Hall 6A, Stand S50 and DLR in Hall 5A, Stand E67 at JEC World 2019.


Photo provided by Heraeus Noblelight




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