humm3® at JEC 2023

humm3® system installed at the McNair Centre

Since the launch of humm3®, Heraeus Noblelight has seen rapid global adoption of their unique Xenon flashlamp heating systems. This ground-breaking technology is a powerful pulsed broadband heat source, designed specifically for composite manufacturing.

As this technology is powerful, safe, and highly controllable – it’s perfect for Automated Fibre Placement, Automated Tape Layup and Filament Winding applications. In 2022 the product range was expanded, introducing humm3® enterprise, which is intended for industrial work, complementing the already popular humm3® discovery product.

“We are very proud that humm3® has become an invaluable tool in advancing composites research and manufacturing. With the most recent system set to ship to a partner in Korea, we are delighted to have humm3® technology at prestigious locations all around the world. Today humm3® is in use across Europe in multiple locations in the USA and Asia, the humm3® community is truly global.” said Abby Littlechild, Head of Sales, Flash Components & Systems.

The University of South Carolina's McNair Centre has championed humm3® technology since launch. The centre focusses on aerospace-related education and research. Brandon Seay, Associate Engineer and Jessie Pandher, Researcher were asked which main research challenge humm3® has helped them with and answered: “humm3® has helped to solve thermoplastic AFP material processing. In both the ability to reach temperature for laydown and tack of material, increase deposition rate, safety, and ease of process parameter development for layup.”

Heraeus Noblelight will be exhibiting as part of the Composites UK pavilion at JEC World, Paris between April 25th-27th, 2023. Hall 6 | Stand S52