We are a technology company based near Swindon, involved in developing means of precision machining the components that are required by industry to meet the challenges of our changing world.
We have developed, and are continuing to develop, machines that can cut, grind and drill a range of materials to micrometre, sub-micrometre and in some cases, nanometre tolerances for precision applications in a wide range of sensors in such fields as medical diagnostics, sonar, optical and industrial applications. These materials are used in many different industries and our efforts over the last 35 years have given us a great deal of experience of a wide range of materials and applications.
Among the many materials we are machining is the family of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) compositions and related piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric sensor materials. The materials in question have thicknesses ranging from 100’s of microns to 10’s of mm, some of which have been metallised prior to machining. We have developed a good understanding of the fracture mechanics, electrical properties and the intricacies of precision machining and grinding these materials to fine tolerances.