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With over 20 years of microfabrication experience, TTP’s world-class µ-fab facility provides unique silicon, glass and polymer R&D and production solutions to various industrial sectors.
Microfabrication was first developed to enable the microprocessor technology. Now, it’s revolutionising everything from telecommunications to life sciences. It has enabled previously unimaginable levels of size and cost reduction, as well as game-changing regimes for physical, fluidic and bio-chemical properties.
With over 350 scientists and business experts collaborating over 20 years, the diversity and size of TTP’s µ-fab team creates a unique environment to apply the benefits that advanced microfabrication processes, products and systems offer. TTP’s links with the Cambridge University cleanroom and top European MEMS foundries further enhance offerings and routes to manufacture.
TTP’s groundbreaking microfabrication products include a compact and fast microfluidic cell sorter for therapeutic applications, tiny all-optical pressure sensors for medical and other non-EM applications, accurate and reproducible spray nozzles and valves, flexible thermocouple arrays for life science instruments and miniature antenna arrays for ultra-high frequency applications.
With UK armed forces and emergency services facing ever-evolving threats, the defence and security industry must innovate to provide enhanced capabilities to those facing hostile environments in Britain and beyond.
From aerospace and automotive to semiconductors and material process, manufacturing technologies are essential to every major industrial sector. Going forwards, production techniques must be advanced in each of these sectors to enable higher-performance materials, reduce waste and increase flexibility.
Inkjet technology has moved on from its messy, low-resolution roots. The newest printheads are replacing analogue technology in the decoration of everything from textiles to beverage cans; functional fluids such as paints and adhesives are being deposited digitally; and metal and plastic parts are being printed by manufacturers.
The global demand for energy is unprecedented, with annual investments exceeding $1 trillion. Beyond growth, the industry is also experiencing rapid change: for the first time ever, investments in electricity infrastructure recently exceeded those in oil and gas.
In the face of modest production volumes, long product life cycles, lean development resource and evolving regulation, industrial product manufacturers must continue to find new ways of delivering innovative products and services.
The Internet of Things is invisibly changing the way we interact with products and services by restructuring legacy business models and replacing them with new ones.
When the market and regulatory environments of process industries evolve, it demands sophisticated production capabilities, seamless integration and efficient, continuous and more flexible unit operations.
There is a demand for increased worker safety and decreased operational costs across the industrial sector. Industrial safety manufacturers must respond to these needs while creating products that are fit to withstand harsh conditions with minimal maintenance for decades.
The aerospace sector has the opportunity to reap sizeable commercial benefits by leveraging innovative technology solutions to deliver advanced platforms and services to passengers and operators that enhance safety, reliability and comfort.