Manufacturing

ICON have helped manufacturing companies from Rolls Royce to Dyson adapt to social and economic pressures in order to grow profitably and sustainably.

Process automation and robotic integration is becoming more commonplace across the manufacturing industry and Imperial has the capabilities to help develop, test and optimise manufacturing processes.

Our consultants are experienced and enthusiastic about applying their world class, research-driven knowledge and expertise in industry; making a real impact in industry in areas including:

 

Advanced materials and fluids

Adhesives, catalysts, coatings, composites, electronics, functional materials, plastics, polymers and solvents.

 

Energy production

Batteries, biofuels, combustion optimisation, fuel cells, low carbon technology, lubricants and turbo-chargers.

 

Processes and systems

Additive manufacturing and protoyping, automation and control, innovative business models, product, process and system design, resource efficiency, robotics, supply chain and plant optimisation, waste management, metal and alloy forming and casting.

 

Whether you need help with process optimisation, new product design or something as specific as improving the accuracy of metal folding, we can find the right people to help you solve a problem flexibly and responsively.

 

Advisory services

Product design, research methods, data analysis, technology evaluation for investment, technological innovation, patent evaluation, prototype and protocol development, policy, cyber security and more. Assisting museums, writers, film makers and artists to ensure creations scientifically sound.

Expert insight

Membership of Scientific Advisory Boards and Technical Panels, advice and guidance on drug development programmes, thought leadership, conference speakers, literature reviews and provision of foresight.

Analysis and testing

Use of the world-class specialist facilities and technicians at Imperial for projects ranging from aerodynamic measurements and medical imaging to structural testing and analysis.

Our consultants are world-leading experts in their field, committed to on-going research.

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