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Growth despite Crisis

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growth despite crisis

Growth despite Crisis: We welcome new team members to Multiphoton Optics.

 

Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Würzburg, Germany) is growing despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New members have been added to a team, that has already nearly doubled in 2019.

As is known by now, the COVID-19 pandemic hits societies worldwide. Economically, according to the Institute for Employment Research (Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency), the number of employed people could decrease by roughly 1 million in Germany. Belonging to the 2 % of companies expecting increasing revenues according to the DIHK prognosis at the end of March, Multiphoton Optics is bracing itself against the downward trend by hiring new employees for Marketing, Sales, and Software Development.

Equipment and service deliveries are not affected as a result of effectively organized works and workflows, allowing the new team members to remotely work and join the Multiphoton Optics family.  While it is undoubtedly a challenge starting a new job without any physical contact to colleagues, we will include them as an integral part of our company and support them for a successful start at Multiphoton Optics.

 

Additional links:

FAZ Wirtschaft – Corona-Krise: IAB rechnet mit 3 Mio. Arbeitslosen

IAB – Forum: Der Arbeitsmarkt in der schwersten Rezession der Nachkriegsgeschichte

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Multiphoton Optics GmbH aus Würzburg erweitert ihr Team trotz der anhaltenden COVID-19 Pandemie. Die neuen Mitarbeiter werden in ein Team aufgenommen, das sich bereits im Jahr 2019 fast verdoppelt hatte.

Die COVID-19 Pandemie betrifft alle Gesellschaften weltweit. Laut dem Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (Forschungsinstitut der Bundesagentur für Arbeit) könnte sich die Zahl der Erwerbstätigen in Deutschland um ca. 1 Million verringern. Multiphoton Optics stemmt sich gegen den Abwärtstrend und gehört damit zu den 2 % der Unternehmen, die laut einer Prognose der DIHK von Ende März 2020 einen Umsatzanstieg erwarten und erweitert ihr Team mit neuen MitarbeiterInnen in den Bereichen Marketing, Sales und Softwareentwicklung.

Eine effiziente Organisation gewährleistet das Einhalten von Lieferzeiten für Maschinen und Dienstleistungen sowie auch eine komplette Integration der neuen Team-Mitglieder in die Multiphoton Optics Familie durch gut organisierte Aufgaben und Arbeitsabläufe. Sicherlich ist es eine Herausforderung eine neue Stelle ohne direkten Kontakt zu den Kollegen anzutreten, trotzdem werden sie von Tag 1 an voll einsatzbereit sein. Das gesamte Team ist sich dieser Herausforderung bewusst und arbeitet zusammen daran, ihnen einen erfolgreichen Start bei Multiphoton Optics möglich zu machen.

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Happy Easter in weird times

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Happy Easter from Multiphoton Optics

Our MPO Easter Bunny is ready to take off with his rocket ship and wish you all a Happy Easter, while delivering your Easter Eggs at a safe distance of at least 1,50 m. Happy Easter to everyone. Stay safe. Practice social distancing.

 

To avoid Covid-19 and support the #flattenthecurve movement, we had started active contribution already at the end of January 2020 by implementing several measures:

  • Cultural tradition. In order to avoid personal contacts, we greet by smiling and a bow instead of shaking hands. We like this Japanese tradition and have adopted it, being in line with our Japanese customers and friends.
  • Hand sanitizing and disinfection. We have installed dispensers for disinfecting our hands after thoroughly having washed them for at least 30 seconds with a suitable soap. We also offer hand moisturizer which is a must in our business to keep the hands in a healthy state.
  • Social distance. We have significantly reduced the number of personal meetings and keep a minimum distance of at least 1.5 m. We also avoid any other social contacts unless absolutely necessary.
  • Online Meetings. Instead of personal meetings with our customers, partners, and staff, we offer web meetings via Skype Business, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Cisco’s WebEx. To ensure stable online communication, we have significantly enhanced our IT infrastructure.
  • Working remotely. To minimize personal contact, part of Multiphoton Optics’ Team is working from home. This is nothing new to us, since this is an integral part of being an innovative and responsible employer to our staff members. Due to our excellent communication tools, each team member can be reached via phone, email, and online meeting tools as if they were in the office. We strongly support freedom in the works and the work life, as we see this as an important and integral part in creating innovative solutions for 21st Century Manufacturing of your design ideas.
  • Productivity. It is our business to support our customers in the development of the next product generations with our High Precision 3D Printing and 3D Lithography technology. As an organization focused on solutions, we have organized our works to ensure no effects on delivery times for both our Services and our Equipment, LithoProf3D®. LithoProf3D® runs 24/7 which enables very flexible work approaches. Our production is not affected at all.

We are aware that the situation can change dramatically from day to day. However, we think that all the limitations will have a positive effect on the way we all value social interaction and technology. To cheer you a bit up, we send you a cool Easter Bunny until we see each other again.

Just follow these words: Let us stand together now to fight the spread of Covid-19 by keeping distance today to embrace each other again tomorrow.

 

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Die Welt ist schwer erschüttert vom Coronavirus “SARS-CoV-2”, der die Lungenkrankheit „COVID-19“ auslöst und alle Aspekte unseres professionellen und privaten Lebens durcheinanderwirft. Das Team von Multiphoton Optics hofft, dass es Euch, Euren MitarbeiterInnen, Kollegen/Kolleginnen und Euren Familien gut geht. Wir haben alle verstanden, dass die derzeitige Situation alle Menschen überall betrifft.

Multiphoton Optics hat bereits Ende Januar weitreichende Maßnahmen ergriffen, um die Ausbreitung von COVID-19 zu bremsen, und begegnet der Situation weiterhin mit Sorgfalt und höchster Umsicht.

Um die eingesetzten Maßnahmen zu unterstützen und selbst aktiv an einer Rückkehr zum normalen Geschäfts- und Alltagsleben mitzuwirken, setzen wir intern die folgenden Regeln um:

  • Kulturelle Tradition. Um persönliche Kontakte zu vermeiden, grüßen wir nicht mehr mit Händeschütteln, wie in unserer westlichen Welt üblich, sondern mit einem Lächeln und einer Verbeugung. Durch unsere japanischen Kunden und Freunde haben wir diese Tradition lieb gewonnen und werden sie fortan übernehmen.
  • Händewaschen und Desinfektion. Wir achten darauf unsere Hände gründlich sauber zu halten und nach den gängigen Empfehlungen 30 Sekunden mit einer geeigneten Seife zu waschen. In unseren Büros stehen Desinfektionsmittel zur Verfügung, um uns nach dem sorgfältigen Händewaschen die Hände desinfizieren zu können. Darüber hinaus haben wir Handcreme bereitgestellt, um unsere Hände, die durch unsere Arbeit sowieso belastet sind, gesund zu halten.
  • Soziale Distanz. In persönlichen Treffen halten wir einen Mindestabstand von 1,50 m ein und vermeiden weiterhin andere soziale Kontakte, wenn sie nicht unbedingt notwendig sind.
  • Online Meetings. Anstelle von persönlichen Treffen mit unseren Kunden und Partnern bieten wir Online Meetings via Skype Business, Microsoft Teams, Zoom und WebEx (Cisco) an. Wir haben unsere IT-Infrastruktur signifikant erweitert, um eine stabile Kommunikation mit Euch und untereinander zu gewährleisten.
  • Home Office-Regelung. Um persönliche Kontakte zu minimieren, arbeitet ein Teil des Multiphoton Optics Teams im Home Office. Für uns ist das nichts Neues, da die Möglichkeit zur Heimarbeit bereits ein wesentlicher Teil unserer Firmenkultur als innovativer und verantwortungsbewusster Arbeitgeber ist. Dank unserer exzellenten Kommunikationstools kann jeder Mitarbeiter per Telefon, E-Mail und Online-Konferenztools am Geschäftsleben teilhaben, als wären sie persönlich im Büro. Wir unterstützen nachhaltig Freiheit in unserer Arbeit an sich und dem Arbeitsleben, weil wir sie als einen wichtigen Teil ansehen, innovative Lösungen für die Realisierung Ihrer Designideen zu liefern.
  • Produktivität. Wir unterstützen unsere Kunden mit unserem Hochpräzisen 3D-Druck und unserer 3D-Lithografie in der Entwicklung der nächsten Produktgeneration. Als lösungsorientiertes Unternehmen ist es uns gelungen, unsere Arbeit so zu organisieren, dass wir Lieferzeiten sowohl für unsere Dienstleistungen als auch für unser Equipment einhalten können. LithoProf3D® läuft rund um die Uhr, was uns eine flexible Arbeitseinteilung ermöglicht. Unsere Produktion ist nicht eingeschränkt.

Uns ist bewusst, dass sich die Situation von Tag zu Tag dramatisch ändern kann. Dennoch sind wir der Meinung, dass diese Einschränkungen einen positiven Einfluss auf unsere Wertschätzung für soziales Miteinander und Technologie haben werden. Um Euch ein wenig aufzuheitern bis wir uns wiedersehen, senden wir euch den coolen MPO Osterhasen, der euch die Ostereier mit Raketentempo vorbeibringt, natürlich mit einer sicheren Distanz von mindestens 1,50 m.

Unser Credo heute: Lasst uns jetzt zusammenstehen, um die Ausbreitung von COVID-19 zu bekämpfen. Wir halten heute Abstand, um uns morgen wieder umarmen zu können.

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Multiphoton Optics closes production agreement with nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH

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On December 16, 2019, nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH (nanoplus) from Gerbrunn and Multiphoton Optics GmbH from Würzburg closed a production agreement to produce miniaturized optics on laser sources for IR sensor technology using MPO technology. This is the first time that the two-photon polymerization (2PP) process of pioneer MPO is used worldwide for the industrial production of miniaturized components in a pay-per-use model. Read more

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Multiphoton Optics has joined “Familienpakt Bayern”

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On September 23 our company joined the “Familienpakt Bayern”, an agreement among companies to establish family-friendly work environments and to enable employees to balance family and work. With that we are advancing our efforts to reach our company goal “family friendliness” as part of our Corporate Social Responsibiltiy initiatives. Read more

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Multiphoton Optics hosts Technology Briefing in Tokyo

Multiphoton Optics’ Technology Briefing in Tokyo provided inspiring insights into industrial manufacturing based on High Precision 3D Printing for various markets and branches. Decision makers, researchers, and leading pioneers for industrial applications have discussed the commercial and technological benefits of Multiphoton Optics’ disruptive business model with cutting-edge customer use cases. The audience was particularly interested in the successor technology of classical grayscale lithography: Multiphoton Optics’ FALCon3D and LCon3D Multiphoton Manufacturing Tool. The event ended with a fantastic networking party and a virtual reality demonstration of our technology in action.

Dr. Christian Geltinger, Chief Representative of the State of Bavaria in Japan, stated: “Multiphoton Optics is a real example of an excellent success story, one of our Bavarian Hidden Champions.”

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Interview with Ruth Houbertz by Jose Pozo, EPIC

Dear customers, partners, and friends of Multiphoton Optics,

does the attitude of its leaders determine the mindset and create innovation in a company? Ruth Houbertz, CEO and Managing Director, is one of the driving forces in Multiphoton Optics GmbH, a knowledge- and value-based company and with extremely open-minded employees. Enabling strong leadership for the management team and the freedom and pragmatism to create sophisticated solutions for its challenging customers is Multiphoton Optics’ brand.

Jose Pozo, Director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC – EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM, talks to Ruth about her career path that fostered the success of the company.

 

Visit novuslight.com/insights-from-european-ceos to read the interview.

Sincerely yours,

 

LithoProf3D®

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Multiphoton Optics’ News – Award season for MPO

Dear customers, partners, and friends of Multiphoton Optics,

within the last few weeks there have been multiple award recognitions for Multiphoton Optics GmbH.

Multiphoton Optics at Best of Industry Award 2019

Multiphoton Optics at Best of Industry 2019, Src: Vogel Communications Group

First, the team of Multiphoton Optics GmbH attended the Best of Industry Award Gala, presented by MaschinenMarkt, and took home second prize for the second generation of our High Precision 3D Printer LithoProf3D®-GSII.

 
 
 

Multiphoton Optics Großer Preis des Mittelstands Award

Ruth Houbertz, CEO & Managing Director of Multiphoton Optics and Robert Knitt, CEO of IM BE MA, representing the Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung, present the jury stage certificate

Then, on July 8, we received a pleasant surprise as we learned that Multiphoton Optics has moved on to the jury stage at the “Großer Preis des Mittelstands”.

Robert Knitt, CEO of IM BE MA Consult GmbH, representing the award sponsor Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung, visited our company to personally deliver the jury stage certificate.
 
Who takes home the Grand Prize will be announced in September and we already look forward to attending the gala here in Wuerzburg.
 

Multiphoton Optics TCT Award finalist

TCT Award Finalist – Hardware Polymer Systems

Finally, TCT Awards announced their shortlists for all the categories. Good news!
LithoProf3D®-GSII has been accepted and will be a contestant for the “Hardware Polymer Systems”.
 
 
The winners will be announced in Birmingham, UK, on September 25. Stay tuned!

 

So much attention greatly honors us and shows that we are on the right track achieving our goals in High Precision 3D Printing in accordance with our corporate social responsibility and delivering outstanding performance to our customers.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

LithoProf3D®

 

 

 

 

About TCT Awards
The TCT Awards showcase world leading projects as well as praising the most influential and impactful members of the additive manufacturing industry.
Technologies in the “Hardware Polymer systems” category push the boundaries for 3D printing or additive manufacturing technologies in the field of polymer processing. Innovative improvements as well as entirely new technologies are recognized.

About “Großer Preis des Mittelstands
The “Großer Preis des Mittelstands” is an award for small and medium-sized enterprises making a difference in their community. Companies can only be nominated through a third party. The theme for this year’s award is “sustainable development”

About Best of Industry
The Best of Industry Award, presented by MaschinenMarkt, is an award where only outstanding companies and products, which have won an industry award before or have been selected to a shortlist can be submitted. After winning the award 2018 in the “Additive Manufacturing” category, Multiphoton Optics was once again nominated.

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Award news: Großer Preis des Mittelstands

Dear customers, partners, and friends of Multiphoton Optics,

Delightful Award news for Multiphoton Optics GmbH: We have reached the jury stage for the “Großer Preis des Mittelstands”, an award for small and medium-sized enterprises making a difference in Germany. Companies can only be nominated by a third party, which makes being accepted as nominees and reaching the second phase of the competition an outstanding achievement.

Sustainable Development is the theme for this year’s award and that is what Multiphoton Optics GmbH is in for in all aspects of our company. We are looking for lasting growth in accordance with our corporate social responsibility for employees, partners and society.

On July 8, Robert Knitt, CEO of IM BE MA Consult GmbH, representing the award sponsor Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung, visited our company to personally deliver the jury stage certificate. We are greatly pleased to move on in the competition and are looking forward to the final round.

Sincerely yours,

 

LithoProf3D®

Multiphoton Optics Großer Preis des Mittelstands

Ruth Houbertz, CEO of Multiphoton Optics GmbH, and Robert Knitt of Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung present the jury stage certificate

Read more here: mittelstandspreis.com

 

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Multiphoton Optics’ News – Parallelization and Scalability in Size

Dear customers, partners, and friends of Multiphoton Optics,

Massive Parallelization is now possible with the LithoProf3D®-GSIIP

In the framework of the EU-funded project PHENOmenon, consisting of 12 partners, Multiphoton Optics has made a major step in boosting the fabrication speed of 3D structures by implementing massive parallel fabrication. Multiphoton Optics has demonstrated – using a specially designed optics from IMT Atlantique – that its newest model of the LithoProf3D®-GSII series, the LithoProf3D®-GSIIP, is capable of 3D printing 121 structures of 4 µm x 4 µm x 12 µm in just 70 seconds with high quality. Serial fabrication of this amount of structures would need approximately 2.5 hours.

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Multiphoton Optic’s technology also enables scalability in size.

Fabricated in a single process step with adjustable printing resolution, this seamless lensbox system combines arbitrary optical and non-optical shapes and functions, such as precise plug connections for mounting of counter pieces. Seamless large-scale structures cover the need for sizeable production output and are suitable as master tool for replication.

Sincerely yours,

 

LithoProf3D®

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Multiphoton Optics’ News – New Feature in LithoProf3D® – Massive Parallelization in High Precision 3D Printing

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Dear customers, partners, and friends of Multiphoton Optics,

in the framework of the EU-funded project PHENOmenon, Multiphoton Optics has made a major step in boosting the fabrication speed of 3D structures by implementing massive parallel fabrication. The project consists of twelve partners in five different countries with the main goal to raise 2D and 3D printing to a new level.

Multiphoton Optics has demonstrated – using a specially designed optics from IMT Atlantique – that its newest model of the LithoProf3D®-GSII series, the LithoProf3D®-GSIIP, is capable of 3D printing 121 structures of 4 µm x 4 µm x 12 µm in just 70 seconds with high quality. Just to give you the math: serial fabrication of this amount of structures would need approximately 2.5 hours.

We are looking forward to more challenging projects, and the fastest modular equipment on the market.

Sincerely yours,

 

LithoProf3D®

LithoProf3D® Parallelization Multiphoton Optics
Massive Parallelization is now possible with the LithoProf3D®-GSIIP

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Liebe Kunden, Partner und Freunde der Multiphoton Optics,

mit der Implementierung einer massiven Parallelisierung hat Multiphoton Optics im Rahmen des EU-geförderten Projekts PHENOmenon einen weiteren und wichtigen Schritt in der industriellen Fertigung von 3D-Strukturen getan. Im Projekt arbeiten 12 Partner aus fünf verschiedenen Ländern eng zusammen, um die Herstellung von 2- und 3D-Strukturen mittels Laser-basierter Verfahren auf ein neues Niveau zu bringen.

Mit einer speziell im Design angepassten Optik des IMT Atlantique hat Multiphoton Optics mit ihrem neuesten Modell aus der Serie LithoProf3D®-GSII, dem LithoProf3D®-GSIIP, einen neuen Rekord in der parallelen Herstellung aufgestellt. In nur einem Schritt wurden 121 Strukturen einer Größe von 4 µm x 4 µm x 12 µm in nur 70 Sekunden mit hoher Qualität erzeugt. Die Rechnung ist einfach: Eine serielle Fertigung dieser Anzahl an Strukturen würde ca. 2,5 Stunden benötigen.

Wir freuen uns auf weitere herausfordernde Projekte und die weltweit schnellste modulare Maschine auf dem Markt.

Herzliche Grüße,

LithoProf3D®