Whether you’re a global giant or a specialist SME, you can draw on our facilities and expertise through R&D projects to meet your commercial needs.
You can commission research with us to resolve your manufacturing challenges, optimise production, or explore new technologies.
We provide a flexible service to meet your specific requirements. Projects may take anything from a few days to a year or more, but we will keep you updated at every stage. We aim to manage projects to the highest standards, and are a corporate partner of the Association of Project Management (APM).
We operate in full commercial confidentiality. You own any resulting intellectual property. We do not operate for profit, so costs are simply based on staff and equipment time plus material and consumables.
We work with companies of all sizes. SMEs can access grants to support R&D projects with us through initiatives such as Innovate UK Edge.
Our government funding means that we can’t do any production work, but we can help you develop the capabilities to take your own production to the next level.
Typical projects include:
- Design for manufacturing
- Design for inspection
- Large-scale prototyping
- New product introduction
- Product cost study
- Machining process optimisation
- Dimensional inspection process development
- Non-destructive testing process study
- Supply chain readiness level study
- Supply chain development programme
To find out more, contact Tom Purnell, business development director.