Surface Generation Ltd.

Integrated production solutions for in-autoclave and out-of-autoclave processing. Turnkey and retrofittable mold tool, heating/cooling, sensing and control provide step changes in ramp rates (to 200°C/min), thermal performance (to 750°C), control (+/-0.5°C), quality control and energy consumption (<90%).

Brackenbury Ct., Lyndon Barns
Edith Weston Rd., Lyndon
Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TW GB

Additional Locations:
No. 8 Tzu Chiang Street Tucheng Industrial District
New Taipei City 236, 236 TW
+886 2 22696669

2506 S. Cooper St., Ste. B1
Arlington, TX 76015-1606 US
(972) 699-9976

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Composites Overmolding conference agenda set
The Composites Overmolding 2018 conference will be held June 13-14, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Diamond Center, in Novi, Michigan.

SAMPE Europe's Summit 18 Conference
Well-produced and well-attended, this one-day conference slated the Monday before JEC World 2018 addressed topics as diverse as the place of artificial intelligence in the industrial factory and advances in architectural roof design.

SAMPE Summit 18 Paris: An information-packed, one-day conference
SAMPE Europe staged a successful and well-attended gathering, dubbed Summit 18, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 5.

Sir Alan Duncan (MP) and Ben Halford, chief executive of Surface Generation.

Surface Generation opens R&D center
The 10,000-ft2 facility is home to a workshop and research laboratory to develop advanced composite processing technologies and automated production techniques.

Reconfigurable tooling: Revolutionizing composites manufacturing
Shape-changing molds eliminate tooling for large 3D panels while automated assembly fixtures go modular, using metrology to reduce cost and shimming.

SGL Group leads research project for carbon fiber-based components for automotive serial production
The project aims to develop the technology of thermoplastic components for automotive serial production among all levels of the value chain.

Quatro takes delivery of large Surface Generation mold system
Surface Generation's PtFS tooling system will be used by Quatro Composites to manufacture thermoplastic composite structures for a North American' aircraft program.

Pixelated temperature control
Surface Generation is providing digital process control for composites molding that cuts energy use, cycle time and processing pressures while breaking boundaries in thickness, complexity and embedded elements.

Tooling (2017)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

Surface Generation develops new composite press-forming processes
The process can be used by automotive and aerospace manufacturers for producing carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic components.

Sigmatex awarded government funding
The carbon converter is part of a program to improve composite material adoption and lightweighting in the UK automotive sector, funded by AMSCI.

Tooling (2015)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

IHI to make aero engine parts with Surface Generation technology
Japan-based IHI Corp. will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) tooling process to create carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite jet engine parts.

WMG adopts Surface Generation technology for automotive development
WMG, a firm based at the University of Warwick in the U.K., will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications process to develop manufacturing techniques for carbon fiber composite vehicle body architectures.

Surface Generation licenses technology to TenCate
TenCate will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) mold-based processing technology into its capabilities.

Surface Generation opens Taiwan demonstration facility
With Taiwanese partner UNIC Technology, the provider of advanced composites processing technologies will begin its expansion into Asia by opening a dedicated facility that will showcase its patented Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) compression molding process.

Surface Generation provides a liquid injection molding test rig to research university
ETH Zurich's Centre of Structure Technology will investigate rapid carbon composites processing for automotive parts.

Cytec, Surface Generation demonstrate out-of-autoclave process for carbon fiber
Cytec and Surface Generation are collaborating on tests that combine Cytec's LTM carbon fiber tooling and structural prepreg with Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications out-of-autoclave process.

Tooling for composites: Evolutionary trajectory
New technologies and improved methods keep up as tools get bigger and more complex and toolmaking gets ever more challenging.

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SAMPE 2009 Product Showcase
Showgoers at the SAMPE 2009 Conference and Exhibiton in Baltimore, Md. found many suppliers undeterred by poor economic news. 

Product Categories of Surface Generation Ltd.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Metal
      • Metal, other
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services