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 Mems

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.

TTP’s µ-fab facility has a comprehensive range of fabrication, packaging and characterisation equipment for the development of micron-scaled products.

With over 240 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 offers. TTP’s links with the Cambridge University cleanroom and top European MEMS foundries further enhance offerings and routes to manufacture.

TTP’s ground-breaking microfabrication devices include a compact and fast microfluidic cell sorter for therapeutic applications, PCR for rapid DNA amplification, tiny all-optical sensors for medical and other non-EM applications, accurate spray nozzles, polymer light waveguides and ultrasound imaging micro-chips.

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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.

Advanced Manufacturing

From aerospace and automotive to semiconductors and material process, manufacturing technologies are essential to every major industrial sector. Production techniques must be advanced in each of these sectors to enable higher-performance materials, reduce waste and increase flexibility.


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Industrial Products

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.

Industrial Safety

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.

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