No product has a finite lifetime and yet new products do not happen by chance. Ian has a wealth of experience in developing the environment for people to realise their creative potential, supported by tried and tested project management and technology transfer processes.

 

Ian has applied this knowledge and experience across different industry sectors (oil, materials, electronics and software). Whether you are a start-up or an established company and want to successfully develop and commercialise new products, contact Ian to discuss your innovation needs.

Indium Tin Oxide Manufacture

The Problem:

Investment had been made in a manufacturing plant for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) powders and a similar scale of investment in a plant to manufacture ITO sputter targets. However, the product yields were too low for the business to be viable.

The Solution:

Ian was seconded to the US business to solve the manufacturing problems. During a 9 month secondment Ian reviewed all aspects of the manufacturing processes, delivered improvements in the manufacturing processes, documented the process and quality control steps leading to a significant improvement in product quality and yield which resulted in an increase in turnover and profitability.

Barium Titanate Manufacture

The Problem:

With the miniaturisation of electronics there was a requirement from the manufacturers of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC’s) to produce smaller case size MLCC’s and for this to be possible higher specification dielectric powders were needed.

The Solution:

Ian managed a team which performed an audit of the manufacturing process for high purity Barium Titanate. Process improvements were defined and included in the design of a new manufacturing plant enabling higher specification powders to be developed to meet the requirements of the MLCC market.