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Research and development technologies

Renishaw - IISE

With our partners we have the very latest technological resources at our fingertips

We offer the latest technology and expertise to drive innovation, research and development in your company.

Renishaw specialises in high precision production, motion control, analysis and measurement technologies.

Working together, we are able to bring the latest high value-added production processes and cutting edge metrology systems closer to small and medium enterprises via the Institute.

The machines available at IISE are:

Vacum Casting

Laser Melting

CMM Probe


Creat3D is a specialist retailer of 3D printers, scanners, materials and accessories.

Our partnership means we can offer SMEs access to a range of 3D technology that can be used to undertake rapid prototyping of highly customised products for consumer market and presentation purposes.

Fused Filament Fabrication

WorldViz is the industry leader of turnkey visualisation and simulation solutions.

At IISE we offer SMEs access to the WorldViz real-time motion tracking system and powerful interactive display systems. Our VR capabilities range from single-user Oculus Rift through to CornerCave which delivers an immersive virtual reality experience to groups of people.

The equipment and software provided by WorldViz offers unrivalled flexibility.

Virtual Reality Systems

DMG Mori Seiki are a global business providing world class cutting and additive production machines with supporting software, consumables and technical support.

The machines available at IISE are:

Vertical Machining Centre

Universal Lathes

Universal Milling Machine for 5-sided 5-axis machining

Highly productive compact machining centre

All provide research and development opportunities where highly precise subtractive finishes are essential.

Eley Metrology is a local enterprise based in Derby producing precision instruments used by the automotive, mechanical engineering and aircraft industries.

IISE offers a number of highly precise Eley surface tables, height gauges and a high precision coordinate measuring machine. All are available for use for research and industrial projects.

CMM Measurement

Surface Tables

Optical CMM

MSC Software makes products that enable engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in almost every part of manufacturing use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design.

As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Our products accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products - quickly and cost effectively.

MSC Software’s technology is used by leading manufacturers for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body dynamics, and control systems simulation.

MSC pioneered many of the technologies that are now relied upon by industry to analyze and predict stress and strain, vibration and dynamics, acoustics, and thermal analysis in our flagship product, MSC Nastran.

Integrated Solutions



IPI is an acronym for 'Integrated Process Improvement' and our main motivation is to improve existing processes by mistake proofing them, create time-savings, cost reduction and improve the quality for you and your customers. The business model of IPI Solutions is simple and powerful; we develop effective solutions that solve issues for our customers.

IPI’s software and services often measure a return on investment for our clients in months rather than years! The motto ‘work smarter not harder’ has become a universal goal and at IPI Solutions, we work hard to allow you to work smarter. We don’t just use technology as a solution; we can help you optimise your processes using our software platform.

Visual FAIR

Contact us

Get in touch to discuss how we can work together:

Call 01332 593535