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IRphotonics Opens Application Center to Help Clients Develop Advanced Heating and Adhesive Curing Processes

Manufacturing Processes Using Thermal Spot Curing Accelerate Cures and Reduce Number of Process Steps

Hamden, CT, October 22, 2009 --( IRphotonics, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Infrared-based materials and systems announces the opening of its first Application Engineering Center dedicated to the development and optimization of heating and adhesive curing processes for its growing customer base. The expansion is in response to increasing interest in the thermal spot curing system developed by IRphotonics as an inline portable heat source for the localized heating of bonded assemblies and curing of adhesives.

IRphotonics’ Application Engineering team, composed of engineers with post-graduate research and practical experience with materials and heating processes works closely with clients from various industries to develop optimal curing processes and achieve best-in-class quality and productivity. A whole range of services including degree of cure, characterization and cure optimization can be performed for a wide variety of curing adhesives.

"Our new Application Engineering team will assist clients optimizing their curing processes by allowing them to benefit from our unique thermal spot curing technology,” commented Ruben Burga, VP for IRphotonics. “The iCure system has been designed to overcome the limitations of thermal oven and UV curing and to offer more flexibility to process engineers. We look forward to working with a growing number of partners to help them solve their process challenges."

People looking for an in-depth insight into state-of-the-art curing technologies can take part in application training courses run at your facility. Contact them for details or fill out the documentation directly online.

IRphotonics at MDM& Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, October 21-22 2009
IRphotonics will be demonstrating the power and flexibility of the iCure AS200 at their booth – 1537. Please contact sales at to schedule a private demo.

About iCure Thermal Spot Curing
The iCure AS200 is a revolutionary inline fiber optic system that provides heat by Infrared radiation in a portable unit, delivering pinpoint and accurate control for temperature sensitive substrates and complex devices. Using infrared light to generate heat, the iCure thermal spot curing system is tailor-made for automated manufacturing processes requiring rapid adhesive curing and localized heating of bonded assemblies.

Applications include:

Spot curing of thermal epoxies
Bonding and fixing of plastic and glass components
Fixing of lenses
Temporary fixing of miniature components
Precision assembly and bonding of semiconductor components
Focused energy for micro soldering
Localized heat welding of thermoplastics

About IRphotonics
IRphotonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of technologically sophisticated infrared fibers and systems that are used for the transmission of infrared light, and for assembly operations requiring high intensity infrared heat. The company leverages its unique and in depth expertise of infrared light and materials to offer innovative products ranging from specialty optical fibers and light guides to its revolutionary thermal spot curing system.

For more information about the iCure Product Line and the iCure AS200, please visit them online.


For technical information:
Ruben Burga
VP Sales
T +1-514-345-6982 x 230
Toll Free 1-877-340-6982

Media contact:
Isabelle Pilon
Director of Communications
M +1-514-814-8928
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Isabelle Pilon

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