Exhibitor Spotlight: Micheal Pick, TREAMS GmbH
Michael Pick has been a Sales Engineer in vacuum technology since 2008, responsible for customers in aerospace, including DLR and ZARM, as well as different research institutes and particle accelerators worldwide. Space Tech Expo had the opportunity to speak to Michael about market trends, upcoming products and key challenges he faces within the industry.
Which customer or market demands were the biggest drivers of your company’s growth during the past three years?
Mainly it’s the semiconductor and vacuum technology industries – that’s where we come from. But the demand for detecting parts cleanliness and outgassing rates is rising in the aerospace, automotive and medical technology industries, and we will grow strongly in these markets.
Do you anticipate that those demands will continue to be your biggest growth drivers for the next three years, or are you anticipating new trends?
The trend is that requirements in cleanliness will increase tremendously as parts become smaller and more sensitive to high-technology treatment. There is a need for threshold values for different kinds of contamination, which have to be met by the whole supply chain. With our devices you are able to develop and control such values in a very easy and inline way. That’s our main focus.
What are your areas of R&D focus, and what timeline do you anticipate for bringing your next new products to market? Can you tell us anything about those products?
We are very keen to develop intelligent devices based on vacuum technology to improve the efficiency of production processes and the quality of products. The newest outputs are customised vacuum ovens for dry cleaning under control of mass spectrometry. Our next product will be a new kind of leak-detection device.
What new trends do you anticipate and what market demands do you see evolving/changing over the next five years?
The trend in our key markets is an increasing demand for cleanliness and a more reviewed process chain to comply with threshold values regarding contamination and outgassing rates.
What would you say are the key challenges and opportunities currently faced by the industry?
One key challenge is widening the focus to film-type contamination on parts and assemblies because they really can cause issues. Another challenge is developing guidelines and threshold values suitable for the whole supply chain in different markets with different requirements.
What is your company’s approach to strategic partnerships or joint ventures, and what kinds of partnerships are you most open to exploring?
We are very keen to help industrial or R&D partners in improving their process chains regarding sufficient product cleanliness, by offering our services with in-house devices, counselling and training. As a young and flexible company, we are keen to help when there’s exchange of knowledge that helps both parties.
What products will you be featuring at the show this year and what response are you expecting?
In 2019 we will present our VIDAM and ARGAT systems, which guarantee fully automatic, easy-to-handle and non-destructive analysis of samples regarding film-type contamination and outgassing rates. We will also feature a new kind of vacuum bake-out oven after its introduction to the market.
As these are devices with unique and intelligent properties, we are aiming to stimulate a high degree of curiosity and hopefully create profitable business for all parties.
Why are you exhibiting and what connections do you hope to make there?
As a spin-off company of one of the biggest European manufacturers in vacuum technology, we want to increase the visibility of our products in the aerospace market, because we are sure that there’s a high demand for such systems. We’re also looking forward to networking by getting in contact with new and existing partners, customers and suppliers.
TREAMS GmbH will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo Europe at Stall H74