Over the last 8 Years CISDs and formally the PDC has given me and the companies I worked for a significant competitive advantage. The technical staff have a high customer focus and have delivered consistency to prove out concepts or analyse issues on existing and new materials. Their reliability, confidentiality, knowledge, expertise and commitment to turn around projects within quoted times always make them my 1st choice for when I outsource chemical analysis, mechanical analysis and product testing etc."
CISD are a flexible resource and their proactive approach means they take ownership of technical issues and attempt to resolve them rather than provide just technical analysis. THETA has always enjoyed a very productive relationship with CISD services over a number of years. Their excellent standard of work has allowed a greater insight and understanding without which we could not have furthered our research and development."
Conor and his team in the CISD were able to provide high quality prototypes overnight. They were able to advise us on the best RP materials to use and how best to create the 3D Models. Overall a great service and right in the heart of Ireland.
Working with Conor Hayes and his team at the Centre for Industrial Services & Design (CISD) in Athlone IT has been a huge benefit to us here at Gcore Technologies. Having access to the type of expertise and facilities they have is essential to a small tech start-up like Gcore. They always deliver a top class product and their advice and guidance has been invaluable."
Shabra have a very positive experience of using CISD services. The CISD provides strong technical capability and analytical services and at same time provide the information and analyses in a simple and easy to understand way for our needs - the service provides more than just reports, but insight, which is critical for our needs."
The CISD service is excellent – reliable, on-time and accurate. Their help is invaluable and it is something we can totally count on when required. I strongly recommend these guys will do a thorough and professional job for an interested party."
I can safely say that Brustibin would not have become a reality were it not for the technical expertise and helpfulness of CISD, AIT. With the aid of Enterprise Ireland vouchers, CISD allowed us move from concept, to CAD drawings, to prototyping, to discussions with our manufacturer (Moulding Technology, Longford), and to the transfer of CAD files to our mould producer in China. CISD's expertise was invaluable in each of these steps and the availability and flexibility of their personnel made dealing with them a pleasure. Thank you CISD."
We had a requirement for sub-micron level inspection of a critical component feature which required very specialist equipment and expertise in using the equipment. CISD at Athlone Institute of Technology had the equipment (SEM) and expertise to carry out our required analysis. The people at the centre there are very knowledgeable and helpful and have a genuine passion to help small companies like Nortev."
I have worked with innovation partnerships within academia before and would have no hesitation in recommending the CISD for collaboration, especially within the field of polymer science. There is an invaluable knowledge and technological expertise available and the people I have also found to be very professional and engaging."
Senior Project Engineer
Proxy Biomedical Limited
The expertise, advice and support that we received from the CISD and Conor Hayes resulted in us having our product turn from an idea into a market ready item. Conor's commitment to the project and attention to detail ensured that we had drawings and a prototype that was ready for mass manufacturing. Conor communicated with other stakeholders in the project and offered much needed guidance around all aspects of the design. Conor was reliable, interested and very easy to work with."
I believe the Centre for Industrial Services and Design is a Valuable resource available to Companies. It provides excellent services and allows companies to draw on a vast knowledge and skillset which is currently lacking in Ireland. It allows for Companies to carry out detailed and comprehensive research and analysis which would otherwise not be possible without significant investment. I am particularly impressed with the variety of services available in the CISD from the testing and development of polymers to the Rapid prototyping fabrication of designs. I really feel this Centre is an excellent facility to have available in Ireland and I believe its establishment is an extremely positive step to help promote and develop the Polymer Industry in Ireland."
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Synergy Health Ireland Ltd collaborated with the CISD on a MSc and PhD student sponsoring program, which studied the effect of radiation of diverse polymers. This experience has been very positive and well received on our side and I was, personally, very impressed by the level of professionalism, competency and efficiency we were demonstrated by the CISD during these 4 years of collaboration.I would strongly recommend CISD to my colleagues and piers if they have the need to engage with a polymer centre of excellence for a project that required a high level of expertise."
Radiation Technical Manager - UK & Ireland AST
Over the past number of years Conor Hayes of CISD have worked for us on a number of projects. While the products and concept development varied widely, CISD’s delivery both technically and aesthetically was second to none. Their practical approach was always customer focused, efficient and delivered consistently on the project brief and this is evidenced by the fact that a number of the products worked on have gone to production. We find them to be an excellent partner where product conceptualisation and design is required."
I have been using the test services of CISD for a number of years and found them to be easy to work with, provide test reports in a timely fashion and to provide expert information on standards and test processes when required. I would recommend CISD to other users of their services."
Group Quality Manager,
Freefoam Plastics Building Products,
Central Commercial Park,
Centre Park Road,
Conor Hayes from the CISD provided a platform for the visualisation of the product but more importantly demonstrated a keen understanding of the requirements of the product. Conor brought our Harmony Equine Hay Feeder from concept to prototype to final design for manufacture and provided a means of visualising the product as it progressed through development from concept to reality. Conor not only has clear technical know-how and expertise in design but produced an aesthetically pleasing product with unique design features which has been recognised by our customers."
Dr Michelle O’Connor
Founder of Equiniche Sciences
Molex have been using CISD for a number of years and have found the service provided to be of the highest quality. The staff are technically competent and extremely helpful. When needed, CISD do their utmost to help ensure materials are tested within urgent and challenging timelines, enabling manufacturing to proceed on schedule. I would definitely recommend their services to other companies."
Shannon Industrial Estate,
Tel: +353 61 70 2000
We have used AIT’s contract analytical services for coating analysis. The broad range of measurement techniques that AIT has to offer allows for multiple measurements on the same sample that combined give very useful results. The measurement reports are accurate and extensive. Alan Murphy has always been very helpful answering any remaining questions. We certainly plan to use your service again. Thank you for all of your help."
Dr. B.P. van der Wal
Merit Medical Coatings
Van Coehoornstraat 7
5916 PH Venlo
Phone: +31 (0)77 355 9014
I contacted Alan Murphy in CISD, as our company required specialized testing and analysis of Injection moulding resin / components. Alan carried out the required tests and provided our company with a detailed final report. One of the things our company liked was Alan’s willingness to take time out of his daily schedule to show us in detail the specific testing and equipment used at CISD. Alan and his team are always there to answer our questions. I would recommend CISD to all manufacturing businesses requiring professional specialized testing in injection mould resin / components."
Mirror Controls International
Motor Display Ltd recently has had the need to research and test the functionality of vinyl for a new product we are introducing to the market. We worked closely with CISD and we have found them to be helpful, knowledgeable and professional in the testing and trials performed on our behalf."
Motor Display Ltd
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has on various occasions in the past requested the Centre for Industrial Services and Design (CISD) to carry out analytical/security checks under PAS 44:2002 on official identification tags that are used to identify bovine animals in the state. The Department values the service provided by the CISD which we have found to be prompt, accurate and comprehensive."
Assistant Principal Animal Identification and Movement Division
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
I confirm that Cubis Industries have dealt with the Centre for Industrial Services and Design since early 2012, during which time they have provided our company with excellent support in the areas of polymer testing and analysis. Our company values CISD due to their vast range of analytical equipment and expertise, as this allows specific tailored analyses for numerous projects that vary in nature within our company. Services previously used include; Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM/EDX), Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICPMS), Fourier Transform Infra- Red (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and numerous mechanical property analyses. Their work has been a very important factor during projects ran within our business in the areas of New Product Development and Quality Control. I can confidently recommend CISD as a solid and reliable service provider, and experts in their field ."
SHEEQ Manager (Safety, Energy, Environmental and Quality
Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland Ltd.
We have utilised the services of CISD for a number of years and appreciate their knowledge on various materials, the efficient turn-around times for testing and prompt follow-up, when required."
Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland Ltd.,