Impact


Anticipating problems, optimising design

A thorough analysis of fluids and thermodynamic behaviour at the start of the design process is crucial. By understanding how heat will flow and how fluids and gases will interact with the proposed system, the time and cost of iteration and testing can be greatly reduced.

We use our expertise to ensure appropriate device specifications and optimise heat transfer in relation to critical components – an increasingly complex challenge as consumer products and batteries become ever smaller.

Medical technology

Our expertise in fluids and thermodynamics empowers our medical technology clients to overcome complex challenges, including:

- Thermal problems of amplifying DNA during PCR (polymerase chain reaction)

- Blood separation to identify CTCs (circulating tumour cells) during cancer diagnosis and treatment

- Liquid biopsy for clinical diagnostics

- Extracting gas out of a liquid (e.g. extracting air out of a drug prior to injection)

- Aerosol science, including liquid nebulisers, sprays and inhalers

Microencapsulation

By taking a fresh look at traditional bulk manufacturing methods, we found a way of producing microcapsules continuously with real-time control of the process.

This new technique for creating microcapsules on demand is more efficient and cost-effective, eliminating the need to produce a full batch. This provides huge flexibility and personalisation opportunities for manufacturers, as well as the promise of increased process control, yield and agility.

Experience


Cutting-edge pedigree

Few technology projects we encounter are free of fluid or thermodynamic considerations. Consequently, our expertise dates back almost as far as Cambridge Consultants itself. One of the earliest examples of our success in this field is inkjet printing, from which we created numerous spin-out companies in the 1980s, including Domino and Xaar.

As computing power has increased, our ability to quickly carry out studies using advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) has continually improved so that, today, we are able to combine our deep scientific understanding and experience in the field with cutting-edge technology and facilities.

Broad, impartial expertise

Our multidisciplinary teams bring experience in nanofluidics, microfluidics and multiphase fluidics, with particular strengths in aerosol generation at a range of temperatures. We have also made significant investments in DNA liquid aerosols and nebulisers.

As an agnostic technology partner, we provide our clients with an informed yet impartial view of all available technologies and applications.

Tools, tech & facilities


Droplet
 

ANSYS tools

We’re experts in applying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools, including CFX and Fluent, to conduct finite element analysis (FEA).

Microfluidics lab
 

Microfluidics lab

Our microfluidics lab is equipped to rapidly prototype Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic devices in a clean environment. We optically inspect functioning test cartridges with state-of-the-art microscopy, and measure particle size distributions with a Spraytec laser diffraction system.

News & insights


Opinion

垂直農法のための低コストなナノ空調管理

11th June 2018

垂直農法が微空調の限界を押し広げます。最良の施設は、照明、湿度、温度、養分量を調整し、同時に何千もの植物が大きく育ち、最大の収穫とコスト削減をもたらすようにします。

  • ディスペンスシステム
  • 流体力学&熱力学
  • 機械工学
Press release

AquaML - AIを利用した水道使用量の分析

9th July 2018

ケンブリッジコンサルタンツは、最新のAI技術を使って住宅・産業用水使用量にかつてないインサイトをもたらします。

Opinion

加齢に伴う変化 - 生涯を通じた健康を支える技術

3rd July 2018

高齢化が進み、人々の寿命が長くなっていることを私たちはみな知っています。しかしそれに対して何か対策をしているでしょうか。どのように生涯を通じた健康計画に順応し、それを学んでいるのでしょうか。

  • 流体力学&熱力学
  • インダストリアルデザイン
  • イノベーションマネジメント
  • 機械工学
Opinion

氷はエアコンの未来

5th June 2018

平均気温が上昇し、発展途上国での需要が増加しているため、エアコンは世界で最も大きい家庭でのエネルギー消費源となっています。

  • 流体力学&熱力学

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