The SEAM Gateway, based in SETU Waterford, provides engineering material solutions for industry in sectors such as biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals, micro-electronics, precision engineering & construction.

SEAM’s Core Expertise

X-ray micro-tomography (XMT): 3D non-destructive characterisation

Finite element analysis: 3D software modelling

3D metal additive manufacturing

Materials & precision engineering: engineering design & characterisation

Biomedical engineering: development of novel materials

SEAM is one of Ireland’s leading Technology Gateway centres. Based within SETU Waterford, it facilitates the development of technology solutions through collaboration and access to expertise in the Irish research infrastructure. The SEAM gateway provides innovative materials engineering solutions for industries from wide ranging sectors such as biomedical, pharma, precision engineering, energy and electronics. SEAM’s unique strength lies in its ability to anticipate, and understand, respond quickly and professionally to industry needs through provision of competitive customised solutions and more importantly, act as a one stop shop for getting the job done.

SEAM creates value-added competitiveness to industries using the latest technologies to deliver real solutions for real problems. SEAM have a proven track record of delivering for industry, having executed over 950 direct-funded industry projects spanning across over 120 companies since its launch in 2009. Notable SEAM repeat clients include Teva, Bausch and Lomb, Schivo, Honeywell, Stryker, Genzyme, Lake Region Medical, Valeo and Boston Scientific.

Eoghan O’Donoghue,
SEAM Gateway Manager

SEAM at Waterford

SETU Waterford: Cork Road, Waterford, Co. Waterford
phone icon+353 (0)51 845649

“The SEAM team’s technical analysis, responsiveness, project management, and project resolution exceeded our expectations – providing a high level of professionalism and expertise in a number of disciplines throughout this difficult project task.”

Declan Irish
Quality Assurance Manager, Carten Controls

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