Optamot: Optimisation of Magento Optical Traps

  • Category Design for AMMetal Powder Bed FusionProcess Development
  • Equipment Used
    • Renishaw 250
    • Solidworks
    • FLATT pack
    • MSC SC-Tetra
    • MSC Marc Mentat

Quantum devices must become smaller, lighter and consume less power.

Quantum technology (QT) will have a profound impact on society in a range of ways; quantum devices will provide us with better sensors, more powerful computers and more accurate timekeeping. However, to realise these benefits, QT devices must become smaller, lighter and consume less power, enabling the move from laboratory out into the field.

The team at Added Scientific have combined our design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) expertise with MOT design and optimisation experience of QT groups at University of Nottingham and University of Sussex to employ an iterative design methodology, yielding a Ultra High Vacuum Magneto Optical Trap chamber, internally cooled magnetic coil insert and a patent pending design for the supporting laser optics system, proving the suitability of additive manufacturing for ultra-high vacuum applications.

Added Scientific have developed a methodology for design and manufacture of components suitable of supporting ultra-high vacuum environments.

Through supporting this project, Added Scientific have developed a methodology for design and manufacture of components suitable of supporting ultra-high vacuum environments. Follow on projects are not limited to quantum applications but extend into the realms of X-ray photon spectroscopy (XPS), Magnetrons and beyond.

Who we've worked with

Team involved in research

  • Sarah Everton

    Metals Research Engineer

    Sarah brings an in-depth knowledge of powder bed fusion processing and materials characterisation to the team.

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  • Laurence Coles

    Computational Research Engineer

    Laurence brings advanced simulation expertise to the field of Additive Manufacturing.

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  • Ricky Wildman

    Founder and Director

    Ricky’s 20 years in particle and fluid mechanics gives insight into the basic workings of 3D Printing technology.

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  • Chris Tuck

    Founder and Director

    With 15 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing, Chris brings an unrivalled expertise in 3D Printing-related materials processing.

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"We have proven the capability of AM for quantum products, and in doing so have demonstrated the potential to revolutionise how other high-value components and scientific instruments are manufactured."

Sarah Everton

Metals Research Engineer