Press Release: 30 June 2021
TextureJet plays a key role in enabling UK manufacturing to Build Back Better
Did you know, tens of thousands of tons of toxic chemical waste are produced from high value manufacturing every year, simply during the process of taking cast components from the furnace to finish.
The long term future of UK manufacturing relies heavily on finding ways of improving efficiencies to ensure sustainable manufacturing processes and clean growth.
It was this challenge that TextureJet set out to solve, and through the help of funding from the Sustainable Innovation Fund and Innovate UK, they are leading a research project to demonstrate the viability of their innovative patented STAT technology.
After the successful completion of SBRI Phase 1 feasibility study, TextureJet are pleased to announce that they have been awarded ~£500k funding for SBRI Phase 2, to develop a prototype to take the technology through to a commercial proposition. This will validate how STAT can vastly reduce the environmental impact on finishing technologies by providing a cost-efficient solution for taking components from furnace to finish.
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About Texture Jet Ltd.
TextureJet designs, develops, and deploys machine tools and technologies for surface processing in high value manufacturing. TextureJet was Incorporated in April 2019 as a spin-out from the University of Nottingham after the now managing director successfully completed the Innovate UK supported ICURe (Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research) programme.
About Innovate UK
Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. We connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth. We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.
SBRI: The SBRI programme uses the power of government procurement to drive innovation. It provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector and gain contracts to solve specific problems. Competitions for new technologies and ideas are run on specific topics and aim to engage a broad range of organisations. SBRI enables the public sector to engage with industry during the early stages of development, supporting projects through the stages of feasibility and prototyping.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation. For more information visit www.innovateuk.ukri.org