Process Technology

Process Technology

Our Process Technology Group is a team of skilled physicists, engineers, chemists and material scientists who develop and use the advanced technologies available at M-Solv. Our core expertise is in laser, inkjet and spray deposition processes for manufacturing large area electronics

We use our technologies to enable ~ metre scale devices with ~ micron scale features for a wide range of devices e.g. touch sensors, photovoltaic panels or bio-sensors. We can work on this micro-scale by deploying precision optical, mechanical and software systems, along with scientific knowledge of the actual material interactions, to control a range of additive or subtractive manufacturing processes.

The group has the expertise to develop new manufacturing processes to solve a wide range of manufacturing problems posed by our customers. These can be small scale contract tests or large projects, where we can act more like a technology consultancy. We can then take these proof-of-principle results all the way through to small, in-house, production runs.  Finally, we can work alongside our other departments to design and build systems to take these processes through to mass production.

In our well-equipped laboratories we have access to a wide range of laser sources (from the UV to the IR) including fast and ultra-fast pulsed laser systems. There are also a range of micro deposition systems for laying down a (nano-) materials.  We have a range of unique, configurable platforms (including roll-to-roll and large size substrate capabilities) with hybrid technologies for combining additive and subtractive processes on one tool. 

With our unique skills, we also work with other partners on a range of government and EU funded R&D projects and are always interested to be involved in other projects to solve new manufacturing challenges.

To talk more about how we can help develop manufacturing processes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Process Technology