Project Research Involvement
TQC have been involved
in European projects for a number of years. Two current live projects
involve assembly equipment concepts and technologies. The two large
projects, one is a Framework 6 EU Funded integrated project, the
other is a Eureka Factory project where the funding comes directly
from the DTI UK Government.
In addition to this
TQC has worked closely with a number of universities to do smaller
engineering investigations, these include low temperature thermal
validation trials for a medical application, vibration analysis
of medical packaging, project engineering exercises for high speed
automated assembly of medical devices.
Currently Mark Jones,
TQC Sales and Marketing director is the Co-Chair on the Industrial
Advisory Board for the Innovative Manufacturer Research Centre (IMRC)
at Nottingham University. This
interaction with local universities enables TQC to recruit top graduates
and to involve the graduates in exciting projects and interesting
engineering at the start of their careers.
Further benefits of
being involved in European projects is that TQC gain good exposure
across Europe and import / export crossovers readily occur.
Further research project
involvement is a 4 year Grand Challenge involving 3D-Mintegration.
The vision of this is to provide a radically new way of thinking
for will end-to-end design, processing, assembly, packaging, integration
and testing of complete 3D miniaturised/integrated “3D Mintegrated”
TQC is interested in
identifying other projects which can attract EU or Government funding
as this keep us at the forefront of technology.
on these two live exciting European research projects can found
by clicking below.
In recent times TQC
were involved in Assembly-Net, this was a forum that ran from 2001
to 2004, the E-Race project came out of the discussion held within
this group. The activities of Assembly-Net are still alive in the
form of the International Precision Assembly Seminar, the third
event, IPAS 2006
is being held in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 19-22 February 2006.