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LouwersHanique

Critical glass and ceramic components at the heart of your system

LouwersHanique is a leading customer-driven supplier of high grade and innovative total solutions in which glass or ceramics play an essential role. With more than 70 years of experience in developing and producing high precision parts and assemblies in glass and ceramics for innovative systems, we offer a full range of services from co-development and prototyping to volume production.

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Our experience, expertise, and insight enable us to play a key role in creating innovative technical solutions with customers, often beyond the established techniques and applications. This includes fundamental research, concept development, engineering, and consultancy up to and including regular [series] production. The main company focus and strength lies with low volume – high mix niche solutions for high-end applications and leading-edge industries and customers driving todays and tomorrows technological progression.

The company is driven by the ambition to meet the highest customer requirements and standards based on World Class Manufacturing practices resulting 100% process and quality control, thus leading the highest possible QLTC reliability and overall product value for the lowest integral costs. To retain that position, we have built on our vast experience to continually develop new skills, new technologies and invest in state of the art production equipment and facilities. This, combined with our highly skilled and motivated workforce of over 160 technicians enables us to produce components of quality and precision that surpass your QLTC expectations. With implemented lean manufacturing principles, JIT and 5S best practices. This combined with our no-nonsense customer approach, offers you competitive products and solutions with consistent quality on time, every time.

Markets include: semiconductor, analytical and life science, medical and biotechnology, as well as industrial and energy.

 

Bedrijfsnieuws

Glass-to-glass encapsulation of smart implants

May 4, 2024

The fusion of LouwersHanique Selective Laser-Induced Etching and Ultra-Short Laser Welding technology has enable our engineers to master the art of hermetically seal microchips inside glass. Read more [Picture source: LouwersHanique on linkedin.com]

Ultra-High Vacuum Cleaning

March 22, 2024

Working with semiconductor, biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers requires us to maintain extremely clean processes and working environments. Read more

Diving info the realm of microfluidics

March 9, 2024

LouwersHanique Selective Laser-Induced Etching technology (SLE) allows the creation of highly precise custom-made microfluidic devices in technical glass. The power of femtosecond laser processing enables us to create 3D microstructures inside glass, eliminating the need for moulds, minimizing surface damage, and ensuring a perfect channel formation. Read more [Picture source: LouwersHanique on linkedin.com]

Een kijkje in de wereld van Productie Engineering bij LouwersHanique

February 23, 2024

Als Productie Engineer op de mechanische afdeling van LouwersHanique ben ik dagelijks betrokkenen en verantwoordelijk voor alle productieprocessen die op onze werkvloer plaatsvinden. Mijn taken variëren van het ontwikkelen van programma’s en het selecteren van gereedschappen en materialen tot het programmeren van complexe producten. Het is een uitdagende rol die elke dag nieuwe mogelijkheden en vraagstukken met zich meebrengt. Lees verder

Creating a Fused Silica Glass Lung by Using Selective Laser-induced Etching Technology

November 3, 2023

Technical glass enables unique features that are interesting for a wide variety of high-precision applications. Glass is chemically inert, therefore it remains chemically stable in harsh environments. Moreover, technical glass e.g. fused silica is resistant to high temperatures and enables excellent optical transmission without any auto fluorescence from deep UV to mid IR.

These properties together with the mechanical specifications regarding hardness, Young’s modulus and high isotropy degree make glass an interesting choice for many medical, scientific, and industrial applications where high levels of precision and durability are required.

Sometimes classic machining technologies as grinding or cleaving can leave stress or sub-surfacedamage, however there is a new machining technology is able to overcome the aforementioned disadvantages. Read more [Source: ivam.de]

In-house reinigen: geen complex transport en tijdverlies

September 9, 2023

Kortere doorlooptijden, meer flexibiliteit én het vermijden van transport spelen ook bij LouwersHanique. Door het sterk toegenomen volume en de behoefte om ook aluminium onderdelen in huis te reinigen, besloot de toeleverancier op zoek te gaan naar een oplossing om de capaciteit voor Grade 2 reiniging uit te breiden met een systeem dat in de toekomst ook geschikt is voor Grade 1. Na anderhalf jaar gedegen voorbereiding start in september het seriematig reinigen. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

Glass and ceramics can be directly bonded with various metal types

August 11, 2023

This allows us to produce diverse types of hermetic connectors, such as sub-D, Harting power connectors, LEMO signal, coax and high voltage, as well as various optical fiber types. Read more

Laser Processing

May 25, 2023

Combining the latest laser machining technologies enables LouwersHanique to manufacture highly complex glass assemblies and microstructures. Read more

Co-Development

May 13, 2023

Understand the possibilities and realize the potential of your design and NPIs s in glass and ceramics with our full R&D and engineering support. Read more

Making life better with with medical glass components

May 6, 2023

In recent years there has been significant growth in advanced technology for medical and biotechnology applications – from personalized medicine to small portable or even embedded medical devices providing 24/7 monitoring. Medical grade devices need to deliver the highest possible accuracy and must meet strict regulatory requirements. As a customer-driven supplier in machining glass and ceramics, LouwersHanique helps leading medical device manufacturers, OEMs, and research-driven start-ups solve product and design challenges. We understand what it takes to develop and produce unique, ground-breaking solutions, from highly precise medical components used in endoscopy to photomasks for X-ray technology. Read more

LouwersHanique: ‘Samen met onze klanten doen wij fenomenale dingen’

April 7, 2023

De Brainportregio kent talloze high-tech maakbedrijven. Ieder met unieke kwaliteiten. Eén van deze typische Brainport bedrijven is het in Hapert gelegen LouwersHanique. Wat de onderneming onderscheidt, is het vermogen om technisch glas, keramiek en metaal te bewerken en met name te combineren. Dat leidt tot hoge precisie producten en componenten die essentieel zijn in de semicon, medische technologie en analytische markt. Het bedrijf verdubbelde de afgelopen jaren in aantallen medewerkers en ook de omzet vertoonde een aanzienlijke groei. Lees verder [Bron: brainporteindhoven.com]

Exploring the Future with 3D Glass Printing

February 16, 2023

We are now able to integrate optical, mechanical, fluidic functionalities at a micron level with 3D Selective Laser-Induced Etching (SLE). SLE is a two-step process that allows us to modify the structure inside glass via a pulsed laser beam and selectively remove glass via wet chemical etching. This way, we are able to create microstructures in the third dimension that can among others be used for dispensing technologies, writing of optical patterns, cutting on a micro-scale. Read more

UHV en Hogedruk Componenten

January 16, 2023

Hogedruk en vacuümcomponenten vindt men vaak in allerlei processen. Bijvoorbeeld waar verontreinigingen en deeltjes in de lucht zorgvuldig dienen te worden beheerst of verwijderd. Aan de meest stringente kwaliteits- en prestatiecriteria kan worden voldaan middels onze uitgebreide test- en meetinfrastructuur en cleanroom faciliteiten. Lees verder

What can you expect from working with us?

June 3, 2022

We often receive questions about the steps that are taken from the beginning of a project up to series production. This blog will tell you a bit more about what you can expect from working with us. What exactly happens once we have received your inquiry? Read more

New replica technology for micro-ceramic components

April 16, 2022

By using Selective Laser-induced Etching, it is possible to create microstructures in glass, avoiding the need for litho master molds. Thanks to the proven durability of the glass material, it can be used many times, making the need for a double replication step unnecessary. These SLE master molds can hold 3D structures that are built using step sizes 10 times smaller in size than 3D printed structures. Read more

Glass and Ceramic Materials in Ultra High and Ultra Clean Vacuum

December 11, 2021

Glass and ceramics have functional advantages and disadvantages compared to metals due to their functional properties. Both materials are used in Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) and Ultra Clean Vacuum (UCV). Glass benefits from its low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), its inertness towards harsh chemical environments and low thermal and electric conductivity. A good example is the use of glass as an insulator for high voltage feedthroughs. Read more

LouwersHanique HOW

August 17, 2021


LouwersHanique is a customer driven supplier that processes technical glass, ceramics and other special material combinations. With more than 70 years of experience in working on complex, high precision solutions for high tech companies, we make your technical challenge our priority. From development to full scale production, assembly and ultra-high vacuum cleaning and qualification. LouwersHanique is able to provide a full scale in-house production solution and can serve as a knowledge and production partner to your R&D and engineering team. Watch the video

LouwersHanique WHY

August 5, 2021

LouwersHanique is a customer driven supplier that processes technical glass, ceramics and other special material combinations. With more than 70 years of experience in working on complex, high precision solutions for high tech companies, we make your technical challenge our priority. Watch the video

LouwersHanique Total Solutions in Glass and Ceramics

July 31, 2021

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We created a glass lung

June 16, 2021

Together with LightFab GmbH and in co-operation with RWTH Aachen University, LouwersHanique created a human lung that enables the development of new aerosol therapeutic techniques. A unique combination of fabrication techniques was used to remove quartz inside the model, including 5 axis CNC milling, polishing, and SLE (Selective Laser-induced Etching). Learn more [Source: sciencedirect.com]

3D glass printing

March 12, 2021


Explore the future with 3D glass printing. We are now able to integrate optical, mechanical, fluidic functionalities at a micron level with 3D Selective Laser-Induced Etching. Lees verder en bekijk de video

Quadruple UHV feedthroug

March 6, 2021

LouwersHanique developed a new quadruple UHV feedthrough for single or multimode fiber applications. Using direct glass-metal joining makes it possible to deliver feedthroughs without any unnecessary welds, resulting in no virtual leaks. The same joining also provides for unprecedented integration and ensures unique high-performance functionality. The result is the most advanced feedthrough, in terms of outgassing and purity, as well as functionality and reliability. Read more

Muon rondt overname LouwersHanique af Overname versterkt leidende positie in essentiële micro precisie oplossingen

February 17, 2021

Muon, een vooraanstaande aanbieder van ‘mission-critical’ micro precisie oplossingen, heeft de overname afgerond van LouwersHanique, producent van extreem nauwkeurige componenten van technisch glas- en keramiek. ‘s Werelds meest veeleisende hightech industrieën vertrouwen op LouwersHanique als partner voor het ontwikkelen van oplossingen voor hun meest ingewikkelde uitdagingen. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Laserbewerking: Selective Laser-Induced Etching

December 4, 2020


LouwersHanique ontwikkelt op continue basis de nieuwste technieken op het gebied van de bewerking van high-end brosse materialen zoals synthetisch kwarts, saffier en sillicum carbide. In strategische samenwerking met LightFAB UG is SLE (Selective Laser-Induced Etching) aan het portfolio van LouwersHanique portfolio toegevoegd. Lees verder

LouwersHanique joins it together

October 14, 2020


Many dissimilar materials and parts are joined together through the application of various joining techniques, such as monolithic direct bonding, precision gluing and high-quality glass joining, and these processes are optionally performed in high level and critical cleanroom assembly environments. More info

Thermal processing of technical glass

June 26, 2020

The continuous and consistent application of Copy Exact and SPC-directed production technologies enables LouwersHanique to achieve tolerances and quality levels that were previously inconceivable with the application of standard and traditional thermal processing of technical glass. More info

Mechanische bewerking van kwartsglas, technisch glas en keramiek

April 4, 2020


De aanwezige infrastructuur inclusief grade 2-reiniging en kwalificatie, 
cleanroomassemblage, de meest geavanceerde CNC maak- en meetapparatuur en niet te vergeten de uitgebreide en diepgaande aanwezige kennis van ons engineeringsteam, zorgen ervoor dat gerenommeerde OEM-klanten uit de opto-elektronische en halfgeleiderindustrie zich al jaren thuis voelen bij LouwersHanique. Lees verder

Verbindingstechnologie

February 3, 2020


Vele verschillende materialen en onderdelen kunnen met elkaar worden verbonden. Dat kan met behulp van diverse verbindingstechnieken zoals monolitisch direct bonding, precisie lijmen en zeer hoogwaardige glasverbindingen, maar ook door middel van high-level, kritische cleanroomassemblage. Lees verder