Sir Alan Duncan MP, who opened the facility, and chief exec Ben Halford cutting the ribbon.
Sir Alan Duncan MP, who opened the facility, and chief exec Ben Halford cutting the ribbon.

Surface Generation, which focuses on carbon fiber processing technologies, has opened a new research and development facility for advanced composites manufacturing at its headquarters in Rutland, UK.

The 10,000 ft2 facility features a workshop and research laboratory that will be used to develop composite processing technologies and automated production techniques for customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries.

The facility will also be used to experiment with new technologies including graphene, 3D printing and nanocomposites.

Seven engineers and technicians will work at the facility initially, and Surface Generation plans to recruit 12 more people to its research and development team as part of its expansion plans over the next two years.

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