Clifton Photonics will focus on the development of miniature inspection and analysis tools to inspect parts buried deep within engines. Key benefits will include increased availability of aircraft and reduced through-life expense. Some of the technologies will have multiple uses and will benefit several other industries.
Work on the project will start in January 2021 and continue for the next three years. The programme is also supported by Roke Manor Research, BJR Systems, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the University of Nottingham, the University of Sheffield, and the University of the West of England.
The REINSTATE project is supported by the ATI Programme, a joint Government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace design and manufacture. The programme, delivered through a partnership between the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK, addresses technology, capability, and supply chain challenges.