Research case studies
ISSS has collaborated with many high profile industrial partners. A selection of case studies and further examples of our research are included on this page:
Examples of our research
- Smart Sensors for Intelligent Asset Management
- Computer Vision for Automobile Driver and Worker Assistance
- Sensing of Forest Structure and Physiology for Climate Change
- Advanced Front-End Technologies for Satellite Communications
Industrial Case Studies:
Professor Marc Desmulliez at the James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacturing undertook this project with the aim of creating a low cost, low risk and low temperature bonding technology for Microsystems.
The technology breakthrough permitted the creation of a spin-out company, MicroStencil Ltd from Heriot-Watt University. MicroStencil Ltd is a technology based manufacturing company focused on the production of precision electroformed components, addressing markets such as Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences. The company created a new manufacturing facility in Scotland and received significant funding to commercialise the technology. For more information see Stencil Manufacture - Advanced stencil manufacture to meet consumer demand for tomorrow’s gadgets
3-D Mintegration Challenge - Design & Manufactureof 3D Miniaturised Integrated Products
The 3D-Mintegration Challenge was a Multi-partner research project comprising over twenty collaborating companies including: DAE Systems, Unilever, AstraZenica and GlaxoSmithKline.
The project demonstrated that a set of process conditions can be achieved so that variable frequency microwave heating and cure technology can be implemented successfully into electronic component manufacture, assembly and packaging.
The 3D-Mintegration project gives companies valuable insight into how evolving practices in this field worldwide may be adopted and adapted for optimal exploitation in the UK.
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