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Surface Generation opens advanced composites R&D facility in Rutland, UK

Surface Generation to create 12 new engineering jobs at facility over next two years Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, today announced that is has opened its PtFS Innovation and Application Centre, a new research and development facility for advanced composites manufacturing at its headquarters in Rutland, UK. The new facility […]

Surface Generation delivers largest ever PtFS system to Quatro Composites

Quatro Composites using PtFS to produce thermoplastic components for major aircraft programme Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, today announced that it has completed delivery of its largest ever PtFS system to advanced composites manufacturer Quatro Composites of Poway, California. The modular PtFS system, which can be reconfigured for use across multiple […]

Surface Generation embarks upon thermoplastic overmoulding project

Surface Generation a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, has started work on an 18-month research and development project to produce affordable lightweight carbon fibre components for the automotive industry. Backed by Innovate UK, Surface Generation is working with project partners to create enhanced automotive components, exploiting its patented PtFS production process to overmould […]

Surface Generation boosts speed and efficiency of thermoplastic press-forming processes

Surface Generation announced today that it is working with WMG and AGC AeroComposites (AGC) to develop new composite press-forming processes for automotive and aerospace manufacturers. The company is developing new press-forming mould faces incorporating its patented PtFS technology for the production of high-performance thermoplastic composite components. By integrating Surface Generation’s active thermal management technologies into […]

Composite moulding times reduced by advanced manufacturing breakthrough

Surface Generation today unveiled its new Multiplexing compression moulding technology for high-volume manufacturing that dramatically improves throughput. Parts taking more than six minutes using traditional compression moulding can now be produced in two minutes using Multiplexing. Developed to form fibre-reinforced plastic components with greater speed and precision, Multiplexing uses a unique transfer process with a […]

Surface Generation expands in UK & Asia following successful injection moulding trials

Surface Generation, a provider of advanced materials processing technologies, has opened new technology demonstration facilities in the UK and Taiwan after trials showed significant quality improvements in parts created using its novel injection moulding techniques. The new demonstration centres in Rutland, UK, and Taipei, Taiwan, will be used to demonstrate its patented Production to Functional […]

Consortium collaborates to accelerate composites use for high volume vehicle production

Surface Generation, a Midlands UK based SME manufacturer of advanced thermal processing systems, has been awarded funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) to accelerate vehicle lightweighting in the UK. The AMSCI Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) has been awarded £3.8 million over 2 years by the UK government to address the lack of […]

Surface Generation secures £3 million investment to fuel expansion

Surface Generation, an SME composite processing equipment manufacturer based in the Midlands UK employing 30 people, has secured £3.1 million of new investment to help maintain its rapid growth. The company has invented a new unique and innovative solution focused around ‘intelligent’ moulding which helps manufacturers to make higher tech goods more efficiently. It says […]