What We Do

The PtFS product range includes advanced heating, cooling and process control specifically designed for maximum performance in turnkey and retrofitted applications. This innovation combined with custom hardware and software provides the first ‘digital moulding environment’ where ‘active thermal management’ gives massive reductions in energy consumption, cycle time and pressures needed to process even the most complex material and part combinations. PtFS is used across a range of sectors where teams are pushing the boundaries of performance.


  • Automotive
  • Aeronautical
  • Consumer devices
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas


  • Engineering polymers
  • Thermoset polymers
  • Thermoplastic composites
  • Metals
  • Glass


  • Single sided tooling
  • Matched tooling
  • In-autoclave
  • Out-of-autoclave
  • 3D printing metal deposition
  • Deskclave


Surface Generation offers customers’ access to extensive R&D, test and commissioning facilities. With the option of on or offsite running, our clients can process thermoplastics, thermosets, metals and glasses up to 1,000°C (more if needed) using state-of-the-art PtFS systems in conventional or custom configurations. Supported by an in-house team of brilliant multi-disciplinary experts, injection moulding, compression moulding, vacuum infusion, prepreg cure and automated tape lay-up can be trialled for proof-of-concept, research, development and low series production purposes.

Working with us

We are flexible and have developed multiple engagement models to make it as easy as possible for clients to work with us.


Surface Generation has the manufacturing facilities to produce components using PtFS according to clients’ specifications


Customers can choose to rent our manufacturing facilities for specific projects


Clients can finance their investment in PtFS with short or longer term leases


We work to customise PtFS for specific projects


We provide the facility for research and development teams to operate PtFS under license


We have established partnerships with organisations around the world to develop new products and components from concept to production