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Bright Slice

Bright Slice

A novel project using laser technology to improve existing glass-cutting techniques is set to revolutionise glass processing capabilities across the industry. Independent research and development, consultancy and testing facility, Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) is working with the University of Leeds and drawing upon the success of a number... Read More


FASTIC - Femtosecond-pulsed-laser Augment/bioglass Sintering Technique for Implant Customisation

FASTIC - Femtosecond-pulsed-laser Augment/bioglass Sintering Technique for Implant...

This project aims to develop new technology to allow surgeons to customise joint replacements at the time of surgery on the rare occasions when there is significant bone loss either from a failed implant that needs to be revised or from bone cancer. It brings together a consortium of complementary academic and commercial organisations, including: specialists... Read More


3D BioGLAM - 3D Bioactive Glass-Metal Additive Manufacture

3D BioGLAM - 3D Bioactive Glass-Metal Additive Manufacture

This project brings together partners with expertise in additive manufacturing, glass technology and orthopaedic implants.  The aim is to develop the next generation of coatings for orthopaedic implants such as hip replacements. The new combination glass and metal coatings will have better mechanical stability and faster integration with bone... Read More


Light-MiLES - Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-safe Sensor

Light-MiLES - Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-safe Sensor

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) is providing photonics and material science expertise to a development project on laser illuminated eye-safe sensors, which has been awarded a grant from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), to forward advances in technology and innovation. Led by Thales UK’s Optronics business... Read More


SCAMP - Production of commercially scalable multifilament phosphate fibre tows

SCAMP - Production of commercially scalable multifilament phosphate fibre tows

Leading an innovative project to develop a fibre drawing tower that can be used to produce novel bio-resorbable phosphate-based glass fibres. Phosphate fibres can dissolve in water to produce materials that are present in the bones and are useful in treating damaged and broken bones. The project aims to create a working prototype of a phosphate fibre... Read More


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