Area of Specialism - Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering


Our Experts are here to help you do Better Business!

We offer practical support for your business through R&D projects, industry mentoring, specialist knowledge transfer & training services.

For the engineering industry we offer expertise in the following areas:

  • Process Design and Manufacturing
  • Product Design & Development
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Robotics

Alistair Quinn

Alistair Quinn ws   Expert in Mechanical Engineering
 Portadown Campus
 M: 078 41469512
 T: 028 38397778

Alistair has experience in both the automotive and biomedical sectors. Alistair comes from a mechanical engineering background and holds an MEng honours degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. He has significant understanding of both knowledge transfer and project management techniques, being PRINCE2 qualified and having worked as an Associate within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Wrightbus Ltd and Queen’s University Belfast. Furthermore, Alistair has carried out extensive biomedical engineering research at Ulster University as part of his PhD studies. Areas of specialism include innovative research and new product/process development.

Laura Mc Girr

Laura McGirr ws   Expert in Product Design Engineering
 Portadown Campus
 M: 07767167165
 T: 028 38397778

Laura is a Design Engineer with experience in both the packaging and materials handling industry. She graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an MEng honours degree in Product Design & Development and also holds a PGCE in Technology & Design from University of Ulster. A confident SolidWorks user with a sound working knowledge of product development, project management, design for manufacture and prototype production, Laura is also experienced in researching new technologies and holds several patents for work carried out in the packaging industry. She is passionate about improving design and manufacture through methods such as human centred design and lean production.

For further information on Support available for your Business please contact the i3 Team on 028 38 39 7778.

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