At Votechnik, we can help and assist you with your engineering projects and in house operations
Process engineering, innovation and optimisation
At Votechnik, we approach process engineering from the materials science perspective where we investigate and understand how processing parameters effect the physical and chemical characteristics of the material products in turn affecting quality and reliability.
Votechnik can assist in the following ways:
Failure and damage assessment
Variation Mode Effect and Analysis (VMEA studies)
Design of Experiments (DoE) to isolate cause and effect
Materials characterisation of end product
Development of process improvement plan and recommendations
Votechnik works in both emerging and traditional areas as part of an interdisciplinary team alongside material scientists, and other engineers.
Votechnik can assist with the following:
Tailoring properties of alloys for performance
Refinement of the microstructure of components for better performance
Reduction of product fails due to manufacturing and process variations
Design new processes
Resolving materials issues in the application of automation to processes
Cast, forming, forging, laser processes, welding, heat treatments, electroplating, electroforming, composition metals, soldering, brazing, coatings, and aluminising.
Materials analysis assessment
Votechniks value chain can provide direct access to state of art characterisation techniques while in house expertise is the key to interpreting and decoding the information provided by these techniques for useful purposes. Votechnik can lead and develop the required materials characterisation plan, diagnosis and interpretation of the results for specific objectives.
Expertise covers the following range of techniques:
Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Energy Dispersive X- ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
X- Ray Diffraction (XRD)
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass spectroscopy (ICP- Mass)
Fourier Transformation Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Hardness testing (vickers, Rockwell)
Particle size distributions
Physical properties: pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content, density
Alchemy – Waste, residues and by-products
Votechnik has a core focus on electronic waste due to the vast potential for impact here regarding sustainability, our cities, and waste infrastructure as well as access to the next generation of materials from recycled sources.
Among the challenges posed by electronic waste is the separation and sorting of individual materials systems from complex multi-materials products and the depollution of these end of life devices of toxic and harmful substances contained within including:
Flat panel displays (FPD), liquid crystal displays (LCD), TVs & monitors, batteries, key components of electric vehicles, photovoltaics.
In many of these devices the opportunity to recover critical raw materials, remove pollutants from the environment and reclaim the bulk of the materials for reuse. Votechnik has over 10 years experiences in the field of deep technologies for the waste electronics sector and developed commercially available technology for the recycling of LCD displays (including all FDP,LCD and LED displays). For more details on Votechniks robotic technology for LCDs can be found under our technology section. Votechnik continues to develop out new solutions for the key market challenges including electric vehicles and batteries.
Mine waste and industrial by-products
Votechnik offers a range of services and expertise in terms of mine waste and industrial by-projects:
Characterisation and sampling methodology of wastes
Quantities assessment of critical raw materials content
Scoping exercise and recommendations regarding recovery
Expertise covering hydrometallurgy and mineral processing techniques such a comminution, sizing, concentration, magnetic separation and gravity separation techniques.
Experimental testing plan development
Exploration of market options for the reuse fractions and value of those fractions.
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Limerick, South West, Ireland
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