Technique and Production
New SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope type Jeol JSM-TT100) purchased…. to be installed in August 2018. This hightech device will enable Luma to perform cross-section tests which so far were outsourced. The device will also be available for customers who want advanced surface analysis
New polishing equipment for testing purposes ordered: In addition to the new SEM device this will further improve Luma´s competence in surface analysis and quality control.
Plating equipment and process revised. In addition to the standard processes used at Luma a new puls-plating method will raise Luma's plating performance and possibilities for certain needs.
A new production leader – Roger Mattsson - has been employed since end of April. Roger will add professional social and management skills to Luma´s team. His work experience focusses on management, team leadership and organization. He has a bachelor´s degree in these subjects and a master´s degree in social psychology. Roger´s special skill is health promotion. Luma hopes to be able to create an even better team spirit even and thus to maintain a sustainable healthy working environment and spirit.
- A new laboratoric – Fredrik Ekvall – joined Luma´s tech team in August 2019.
- Sanna Johansson joined Luma as a quality – and production technician in 2018. She is highly qualified with experiences in a similar position from a former employment. This engagement implies Luma´s further investment in development work and optimizing processes. We wish both of them good luck and joy with their challenging work!
- Luma will be represented at coming up international Conference ”High temperature material chemistry” to be held on July 2-6, 2018 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. PhD Galina Albertsson will participate and deliver Luma´s input based on vast experience in this Field
- in the name of all members of our pan-European WeLEA-consortium we proudly present the link to the video, documenting the successful road of the development of one of the most needed critical technologies in space: the Deployable Large European Antenna (LEA). Luma is partner of 15 well known space companies from 7 European countries with a total staff of more than 500 dedicated specialists.Thanks to the farsighted vision of both powerful institutions responsible for our continent´s future in space, the European Space Agency ESA and the European Commission EC, LEA will become an invaluable technological asset to blaze our own trail towards knowledge and understanding as indispensable prerequisites to making this world a sustainable, better place – for life in diversity, for all citizens on the globe, and for one Europe across all its internal borders.Within the WeLEA consortium Luma Metall, Sweden, is responsible for the supply of gold plated Tungsten Wire, which is weaved into the mesh of a reflector as a part of an antenna within a satellite system.
Watch the video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/EyZeHdTAT6I
Education and Quality
Education for the whole Luma tech team in SPC (Statistic Process Control) will be held in June. This ongoing project aiming at maximizing production efficiency and -quality will happen on highest ”black belt” level.
New revision of ISO standards 9001-2015 and 14001-2015 taking place in May/June.
Sales and Marketing
A new Sales- and Marketing Manager – Ulrich Stöhr – was hired in january 2018 after the former Manager Thomas Adolfsson retired after 39 years at Luma. Ulrich has great international Sales Experience in various industries and geografical areas. His aim is to make Luma´s market activities more pro-active and customer-orientated.
New english Homepage released by end of May 2018, including german and french language versions (to be added in June). Various interactive sections and improvements in handling enquiries and information.
Customer Survey. According to ISO 9001;2015 every second year a Customer survey is sent out to mesure the satisfaction degree and -development in comparison to former performances. The results of the survey will be published in June on Luma´s homepage in this section.