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Safran and Surface Generation work together to develop optimsed near net shape thermoplastics

After successful proof of concept trials in 2019, Safran Composites (Itteville, France) and Surface Generation (Rutland, UK) have extended their working relationship to further develop processing expertise with highly optimised, net shape thermoplastic components, via injection and compression moulding.  This latest programme of work will increase geometrical complexity and scale which will broaden exploitation opportunities […]

Surface Generation Wins Major Automotive Composites innovation Award

Surface Generation is delighted to share the news that it has won a prestigious JEC Innovation Award for its work in automotive manufacturing at the JEC Forum in Chicago. The JEC Innovation Awards is a long-established program that identifies, promotes and rewards the most innovative composite solutions in the world. Surface Generation was awarded first prize […]

Victrex & Surface Generation to Develop Medical Implants

Surface Generation is delighted to share the news that it is working with world leading supplier of high-performance PAEK polymers Victrex to use the patented PtFS process to develop new breakthrough applications and components in the Medical sector. Victrex’s selection of PtFS is further validation of the ability to create new opportunities in areas such as implants […]

NCC & Surface Generation collaborate to demonstrate thermoplastic overmoulding

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) is currently supporting Surface Generation UK in the application of their PtFS technology with a thermoplastic composites injection overmoulding process. Surface Generation and the NCC together have successfully produced a number of carbon reinforced / PA6 automotive demonstrators which are due to be assessed by an automotive OEM. Each […]

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 […]