Profile: PEM Technology Gateway

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PEM Technology Gateway, based in ATU Sligo, provides Industry-focused research and development of precision engineering, manufacturing and materials technologies and innovation. Working with companies at all stages of their research and innovation journey, across the full spectrum of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).

What is the PEM Technology Gateway?

PEM Technology Gateway is part of the PEM Research Centre that specifically provides applied research and innovation supports to the manufacturing industry and has a dedicated team in place, funded by Enterprise Ireland, to help support this.

PEM (Precision Engineering and Manufacturing) Technology Gateway has built on ATU’s strength and history as the National Training Centre for Toolmakers in Ireland and has developed expertise in precision engineering, design for manufacture (DFM), mechanical engineering, materials science, micro-machining, polymer processing, rapid prototyping, general manufacturing process control and statistical process analysis. PEM works with companies, across a wide range of sectors on projects that help solve technical challenges or innovations they want to exploit. Providing technology solutions that allow companies to continuously improve processes & services and the development of new products, by leveraging the research expertise available though ATU Sligo.

The aim at the PEM Technology Gateway is to:

  • To service the needs of industry – working with companies to provide solutions to engineering, manufacturing, and technical problems across their value chain.
  • To contribute to the technical and academic body of knowledge within the Precision Engineering & Manufacturing sector, and to transfer that knowledge to Industry.

What expertise is available at PEM?

The PEM Research, Development & Innovation capabilities provide industry with unique applied industrial RD&I support in precision engineering, manufacturing, and material technologies, which is underpinned by the experience and the expertise of their Principal Investigators, all who have individually achieved notable research achievements through engagement with industry in areas of.

  • Product Development & Design
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Materials Development
  • Product Use & End of Life

What type of companies do PEM collaborate with?

PEM works with companies, across a range of sectors on projects that help solve technical challenges they are experiencing or innovations they want to exploit. The gateway provides technology solutions that allow companies to develop new products, processes & services by leveraging the research expertise available to through ATU Sligo.

What services are available at PEM?

The PEM Research Centre is focused on addressing specific manufacturing industry research needs in:

  • Product development and Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Manufacturing Process Simulation and Optimisation
  • Process control and statistical analysis
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Enhancement, Optimisation & Control of Polymer Processes
  • Precision Engineering and Micro-Machining
  • Laser-based prototyping and Manufacturing technologies
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies

PEM RD&I themes are complementary and provide opportunities for convergence towards a unique single industry R&D support offering in precision engineering and manufacturing.

Expertise is also available to assist businesses navigate the myriad of funding mechanisms and help them choose the option best suited to their project.

Meet some of the PEM team members on the blog section of their website and read some of the PEM industry case studies here.

Contact PEM for a FREE Consultation on how they can help your business.

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