About Vanguard Automation GmbH

The company offers automated photonics assembly processes and machines for 3D nano-printing in the field of photonic multi-chip integration and packaging. Our solutions cover the full range from small-scale prototyping to fully automated mass production.

The technology has been researched at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for almost one decade.

Vanguard Automation GmbH was founded in 2017 as a joint venture of Vanguard Photonics GmbH and ficonTEC Service GmbH.

ficonTEC is the recognized market leader in the field of automated assembly and testing of micro-optics and opto-electronic components. They provide automated micro-assembly and testing solutions for the photonics industry since 2001. Their globally installed base of over 600 systems is already serving integrated photonics applications in telecom and datacom sectors, in sensing applications ranging from biomedical to automotive, and much more.

Vanguard Automation’s scalable manufacturing solutions and our customers are taking advantage of ficonTECs advanced manufacturing and global support capabilities. The core team at Vanguard Automation consists primarily of application and development engineers from the specialist fields of optics and photonics, from electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as from software development

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