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About us

Surface Generation was established 20 years ago to develop and commercialise the unique Production to Functional Specification (PtFS) process. Today clients use a multitude of flavours of this ground-breaking tech to optimise their parts / processes / materials (e.g. self-reinforced hydroxyapatite) to make next-gen products such as dead optics, monolithic thrust reverser cascades, thermoplastic structural guide vanes (SGV’s) and AR / VR / XR headset components – all impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques.

PtFS enables step changes in cost, quality and delivery that provide smart, intelligent and energy efficient solutions to the world’s leading manufacturing OEMs and material suppliers. Principle markets include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Medical
  • Energy

Dedicated hardware, automation, composites, moulding and optics teams provide:

  • Equipment
  • Consulting
  • Solution
  • Processes


What sets us apart

Surface Generation has challenged conventional manufacturing wisdom to develop Production to Functional Specification (PtFS). Designed from the ground up to work at temperatures of up to 1000 degrees C, PtFS uses only air heating and cooling. By precisely controlling temperatures during manufacturing, Surface Generation provides a step change in processing accuracy, speed, economics and part performance even when using the most challenging materials, designs and applications.