Case Studies

  • AmDel Medical

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

  • Amey and United Utilities

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

  • Appley Bridge Biomass to Energy

    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.

  • Commendium

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

  • Createc

    Createc has a long-term partnership with Lancaster University’s School of Engineering.

  • Far UK

    Far UK, based in Nottingham, brings 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.

  • 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.

  • WASP

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

  • 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.

  • Hardy & Ellis Inventions

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Insumate

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

  • 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.

  • James Fisher MIMIC

    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.

  • King Kong Climbing

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

  • 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.

  • LeftShift

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

  • Microfab

    Experts from the School of Engineering helped laboratory device business Microfab Limited develop prototypes and proof of concept for a low-pressure pump system and micro fluid incubator.