Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multidisciplinary engineering company that leverages smart materials to design and develop miniature motors, also known as actuators, for use across a variety of applications.
CML’s patented platform technology uses a smart material called Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). CML has world-leading expertise in the design and application of SMA to make actuators for electronic devices. CML’s actuators are the size of a human hair and can be controlled to the accuracy of the wavelength of light. These actuators are particularly suited to applications that require high levels of precision and force, in a compact and lightweight design.
CML has established relationships with major global corporations across international supply chains. SMA camera actuators are in production under license by global manufacturers, which are currently shipping in volumes of millions in smartphones, drones and wearables...
To create a truly multidisciplinary team, CML has combined world-class engineers from a broad variety of backgrounds. Key areas of expertise include mechanical, electronic, software, and control engineering, materials science, design of experiments, system modelling and simulation. The aggregation of these skills allows CML to successfully work with the global giants of the consumer electronics industry and their preferred supply chains. Design and development activities encompass mechanical actuators, electronics, custom ASICs, algorithms, firmware, manufacturing processes and test equipment.
Although much of CML's technology is developed at its headquarters, CML's teams regularly support customers and their supply chains around the world, particularly in China. This can be as varied as a design review at an R&D centre, assembly facility equipment installation, performance and reliability testing, or a supplier audit.
CML’s goal is to take intellectual property from its technical facilities in Cambridge to global production sites and into the hands of consumers.
CML's patented platform technology uses SMA smart material for high precision movements
CML's unique designs and control algorithms control SMA material to the accuracy of the wavelength of light
CML offers solutions for smartphone cameras, haptics, 3D sensing, augmented reality and many more
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