Energy

Parts for the new transition
We can improve the efficiency and lifetime costs of energy production and distribution through advanced materials and component design. 
As a leader in renewable energy, the UK is in a strong place to continue to invest in innovation to stay ahead in this high growth sector.

Driving up the efficiency of wind turbines, reducing their maintenance and increasing life can be enhanced with advanced component designs that deliver higher performance. Example parts include:
• generators including heat exchangers
• leading edges
• hydrogen tank liners
• functionally graded brackets and structures
• high pressure pipework and hermetic structures
• cooled power electronics

Whether you are looking to reduce weight, improve heat management, strength or stiffness, we can grow advanced engineered parts to fit into your systems. If you are looking for a range of mechanical or other properties across a part, our process enables functionally graded materials.
We can build high strength thin (micro scale) parts either self supporting or as skins onto other materials to provide additional functionality. Lightweight cores can be incorporated to provide parts with high specific stiffness, which can have fixings grown into the structure.

We can design a range of materials using our process to suit your needs, and incorporate other materials to build hybrid structures. With knowledge of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering, you’ll be surprised by how we can either improve on your current designs or reimagine solutions based on our manufacturing process.
Contact us to share your challenges so we can assess how we might design and build parts which unlock performance improvements.

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