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A Scottish (UK) specialist in mechanical engineering, prototyping and mechatronics looks for collaborative working through services agreements

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20190213004
Published
13/02/2019
Last update
20/02/2019
Expiration date
21/02/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other alternative energy
Other energy production
Energy Storage
Other pollution and recycling related
Engineering services
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Technical testing and analysis
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Specialised design activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Scottish (UK) company brings together a team with a strong mechanical engineering, research & development background who are specialised in a range of technology development activities such as: prototyping, scale model testing, proof of concept, project management and design for manufacture.The company offers its technology development and prototyping experience to companies looking for a partner to accelerate the development phase of their work via a services agreement or subcontracting.

Description

Description: 

The company based in the north of Scotland (UK) was established in 2014 to provide a technology development service for clients across a range of sectors. The team has experience working in engineering firms with a strong research & development (R&D) focus. The core skills of the company are technology development, mechanical engineering, and prototyping. They have successfully delivered projects of varying size and scope from small projects (<£10k) through to large (>£500k) multi-year projects working with international partners.

Their capabilities include:
- Mechanical & structural design, including:
conceptual design, detailed design, mechatronics, analysis (hand calcs & finite element analysis (FEA) ), fabrication drawings, reports, bills of material etc

- Numerical Modelling, including:
Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) Modelling, performance and loading numerical modelling/analysis & reporting

- Testing, including:
Test planning, setting parameters, scaling effects, test rig design & specification, bench testing/commissioning, test programme running, instrumentation, data acquisition (DAQ) data processing, and then numerical modelling validation.

- Tank Testing, including:
Model design & build, instrumentation specification & test planning, data acquisition and processing, report writing.

- Project Management, including:
Budgeting, planning, supply chain and fabrication management

Examples of the types of projects the company has been involved in include:
•3D printing parts for a demonstrator of a new easy-use buoy system for marinas;
•Investigating the technical and economic feasibility of recycling paper in the Falklands;
•Structural design of a fabricated frame for hydraulic pipe handling equipment;
•Various bits of additional simulation investigation work for Sea Power;
•A fascinating mechatronics project involving building a working desktop demonstrator

The company has been involved in international collaboration and is keen to increase their international activity and in particular collaborative working through services agreements and subcontracting.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Diverse team with range of skills & experience Track record of delivering technology development projects Prototyping, including: 3D printing (in-house), machined and fabricated components, glass reinforced plastic/carbon fibre (manufacturing partners), electronics & electrical components, instrumentation, automation. Ability to take on and lead complete projects or integrate into a larger project team as required. Structured, stage-gate approach to technology development

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is interested in providing technology development (R&D) services to companies either directly or through collaboration projects. They can support companies that have a technology that they want to develop across different sectors, solving engineering problems, and advancing technology (mechanical, electrical, design, materials etc)