June 03, 2020
Apps Labs – Providing Access To Technology
ficonTEC as an entity has been developing assembly and test systems for nearly 20 years. Our cumulative expertise, given the growing and diverse workforce, is of course much, much higher. Much of that expertise has been developed internally, while some of it has been gained via involvement within international collaborations. The latter helps us understand where the industry is going and what it needs. The result is a growing number of systems successfully installed across the globe – around mid-2020 some 800.
All that we have learned, individually or collectively, is indirectly accessible via our Applications Labs in Achim/Germany, Cork/Ireland (located directly at the Tyndall National Institute), Shenzhen/China and Tallinn/Estonia. At all of these locations we can provide anything from ‘quick-&-dirty’ to fully-engineered proof-of-process demonstrations – and anything in between. Our teams are constantly in contact and mix-&-matching resources, so we all know what we all know.
But even though the Applications Labs make use of capabilities that we have already developed and perhaps implemented elsewhere (i.e. what we have *not* yet developed then goes to the R&D group), we find ourselves still learning as we apply these capabilities to new customer scenarios and requirements. And the deeper we become involved in defining the process translation, the more gets coupled back into machine design and layout – benefitting the customer and eventually progress as a whole.
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