Ultra Precision Surfaces
A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at advanced engineering techniques, pioneered by EPSRC-supported research teams, which are increasing product possibilities and creating new manufacturing opportunities.
‘Ultra Precision Surfaces’ are considered perfect at near atomic level and they are pivotal to a wide range of next generation products in areas such as healthcare, renewable power generation and display technology.
Led by Cranfield University, UPS2 is a world-class research centre in this field. It is landing major international manufacturing contracts and giving UK firms a competitive edge.
The UPS2 centre is helping to create a new ‘extra large telescope’ at the European Southern Observatory in Chile – a contract worth £4.5m has been secured with the prospect of up to £100m of business thereafter.
UPS2 is supporting UK companies in the aerospace and medical device fabrication sectors.
EPSRC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.
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