The National Facility for Ultra Precision Surfaces undertakes projects ranging from research into new processes and techniques, to design and manufacture of challenging optics and turn-key instrumentation for external clients.  This has created a symbiosis, where science-base, defence and commercial requirements provide the ‘pull’ for the research-programme, complemented by technology ‘push’ providing new capabilities for commercial exploitation. It also ensures a fertile environment for training of graduate students and apprentices.

Examples of projects are presented, within the constraints of terms of confidentiality to which most commercial work is subject.

E-ELT Prototype Segments

FISICA FP7 project

Technology Strategy Board Project with Zeeko Ltd

Other projects