Please find below a selection of case studies showcasing some of our past work with beneficiaries.

AmDel Medical Limited - New Medical Device for Eye Injections

AmDel Medical Limited work closely with the NHS and provide medical devices to the UK and Ireland healthcare markets, such as ophthalmic devices.

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Amey and United Utilities Benefit from Engineering Internship

Conducting research with jetting hose manufacturers to identify possible causes of current jetting hose failure rates.

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Appley Bridge Biomass to Energy Ltd

A team of Engineering students carried out a series of chemical engineering investigations for Appley Bridge Biomass to Energy Ltd to provide cost effective options for treating effluent.

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Commendium Ltd

Commendium Ltd specialise in telecommunications and digital solutions, and have completed projects for a huge range of organisations, from some of the biggest names in the business to SMEs.

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Createc

Createc has a long term partnership with Lancaster University’s Engineering Department.

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Far UK

Far UK, based in Nottingham, bring together the combined industry expertise of engineering, manufacturing and materials to create a design team with future manufacturing capabilities and training packages for those organisations with a desire to enter the composites industry either directly or in partnership with their existing customers and suppliers.

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The Fly Reel Company

The Fly Reel Company, based in Harrogate and founded by Lancaster University graduates, design, develop and produce high performance British-made fly reels. 

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Formula Racing Car

A student team Project involving designing and building a car to be raced at the annual Formula student event.

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The Halal Cosmetics Company - Prototype Display Stand for Halal Cosmetics Products

Use of Computer Aided Design, Selective Laser Sintering and finishing processes for prototyping.

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Hardy & Ellis Inventions Ltd - Enclosure Design for Interactive Projected Computer Interface

Use of mechanical engineering, Computer Aided Design, Fuse Deposition Modelling and laser cutting for prototyping.

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Humble and Maker

Humble and Maker, based in Lancaster, design and manufacture products that aim to inspire creativity by using craft skills amongst customers.

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Hybrid Instruments

Hybrid Instruments Ltd. was formed in 2003 as a Lancaster University spin-out. The company  specialises in the design and development of  high speed embedded systems for real-time digital acquisition and analysis of signals arising from radiation detectors.

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Insumate Ltd - Innovative Insulation Fixing and Hanging Devices

Use of mechanical engineering, Computer Aided Design and Selective Laser Sintering for accurate prototypes.

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J. Atkinson & Co.

An Uno 7lb roaster, which was originally built in London in 1919, was salvaged from Liverpool’s famous Lewis’ department store when it closed in 2010, by Ian Steel, owner of specialist Lancaster-based coffee roasters J Atkinson and Co.

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James Fisher Mimic software helping to make ships 'smarter'

James Fisher Mimic and Dr Xiandong Ma wanted to make ships ‘smarter’ through developing condition monitoring software – Mimic – to improve fuel efficiency and reduce unnecessary maintenance.

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King Kong Climbing - Specialists in designing and manufacturing bespoke climbing walls

King Kong Climbing approached Lancaster University’s Engineering Department to help them develop the latest concept in climbing walls – illuminated routes.

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Lancaster Material Analysis

Lancaster Material Analysis was able to identify suitable software which could be modified to automate their analysis, which will increase the company’s efficiency and the range of products they can provide services for.

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LeftShift Ltd.

LeftShift Ltd, based in Lancaster, design bespoke electronic hardware devices targeting markets ranging from personal wearables through to industrial sensing applications.

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Microfab Limited Develops New Laboratory Device

Experts from the Department of Engineering helped laboratory device business Microfab Limited develop prototypes and proof of concept for a low pressure pump system and micro fulid incunator.

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Museum in a Box 

A team of engineering students worked with Museum in a Box Ltd to help develop a prototype of their novel learning aid, which helps museums engage and inspire children.

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Planet Knox Ltd: High Speed Production for High Speed Protection

Designing and manufacturing impact protection wear for motorcyclists.

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SETPOINT

Engaging local school children in engineering.

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T.E.Laboratories

T.E.Laboratories collaborated with experts from the Lancaster Environment Centre to develop a new sampling approach as an assessment tool for compliance with European environmental quality standards.

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WASP (Cumbria) Ltd.

Wasp (Cumbria) Limited wanted to develop an innovative tidal and wave energy device

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NHS - Royal Preston Hospital.

It is of the utmost importance that patients, particularly in critical care and other high dependency wards, experience good quality sleep. Royal Preston Hospital was researching how adequate sleep on the ward affects patient recovery. To aid them in this venture, four Lancaster Engineering students developed a potantial students in just two weeks. 

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