"From our perspective the outcome from working with PEM and Enterprise Ireland enabled us to develop prototypes for a new product concept that we wouldn't have been able to produce in house. The prototypes that were developed have now gone into pre-production and will be launched within the next few months after testing. As a result of the innovation voucher, we have now decided to continue this collaboration with PEM and increase our investment in R&D by embarking on an ambitious Innovation strategy that will be implemented on a continuous basis into the future. Innovation is paramount to our companies future success."
- Daniel Gallagher, Managing Director, Northwest Aluminium
"Operating in a progressive and fast-changing building services market, it is important that we act on end-user feedback to optimise our products. The R&D input from PEM was invaluable in helping us realise necessary and further potential for our heat switch device.”
- Trevor Bustard, Co-Director, Bustard Heating
"We were impressed with the range of user interface options that the prototype presented and the informative delivery style of the data collected for the end user."
- David Mullarkey, Co-Director, DMD Manufacturing Ltd.
"The assistance I received from the Innovation voucher stemmed originally from low energy passive construction training which I received at IT Sligo. This led to a successful Innovation Voucher submission to realise the product performance of my concept. Six months on and plans for a prototype flashing machine are being developed. The speed of the progression has been extremely encouraging while I can focus on getting on with running the business.”
- Noel McGrath, Owner, NMG Construction.
"Our work with the Precision Engineering & Manufacturing Gateway has help us to rapidly develop working prototypes as part of our diagnostic product development. The output of this work has been instrumental for us in the engagement with new customers and securing ongoing investment for our business. What we appreciated most about working with PEM was their ability to translate our business and technical needs into practical innovative solutions."
- Vincent Farrelly, CEO Health Union Technologies Ltd.
“The work carried out by PEM has proved invaluable in the design of our latest high speed air driven turbine motor. The CFD analysis provided allowed us to experiment with various jet configurations, these were then 3D printed by PEM enabling us to run the necessary power, torque & speed tests. This process allowed us to optimise the motor output while learning a great deal about the flow & expansion of the air through the assembly. I look forward to working with PEM on further design projects in the future.”
- Hugh McManus, R&D Manager, ATA Engineering.
It was a valuable exercise for us to work with the PEM Gateway / IT Sligo in the development of a prototype automated oyster handling machine. Being able to utilise the research capabilities and facilities of the IT gave us confidence the project would be delivered to our expectation. It’s great to have all the facilities under one roof, whereby an idea can be advanced from concept to a working piece of equipment. Our prototype was even included in IT Sligo's annual Engineering Expo which created good exposure for us also.
- Frank Carter, Business Development Director, Coney Island Shellfish Ltd