Our Facilities

Materials Fabrication

Our specialist materials laboratories can be used to create prototype novel materials for evaluation.

Malvern Optical has extensive facilities to design, process and handle novel materials fabrication on a small scale.

This specialism in materials formulation has allowed us to provide prototype samples for evaluation.

Working with our Academic and Industry Partners allows us to then scale-up production for larger volume manufacturing and supply.

We are able to develop paints, films and coatings with multiple functional properties and appearance for a range of applications, taking into account any constraining requirements from the Customer.

Our on-site materials characterisation facility allows us to verify production and iterate designs in a timely manner.

Utilising 3D printing technologies we can produce complete prototypes.

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Blue material with reflected white square light

Our materials fabrication facility includes fume cabinets for materials synthesis, high temperature furnaces, mixers, film presses, vacuum coating, and 3D printing capabilities.

These are complimented by a range of materials assessment tools for quality control, such as adhesion testing or gloss.

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Our unique capabilities

Testing &

We can support the testing and evaluation of materials, systems and platforms.

Research & development

Our technical teams are involved in the development of novel materials and systems. 

Technical consultancy

Our scientists and engineers can provide ad-hoc support or fully integrate with your team.

Other specialist

Explore our other first-class test and experimentation facilities at our Pershore site.

Site Location

Our Materials Laboratory is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.

Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.

Malvern Optical,
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH

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Our Other Facilities

Our first-class facilities in Pershore, UK provide laboratory and outdoor range capabilities to enable a wide range of experimentation and field trials.

An RF quiet environment for sensitive electromagnetic testing of very large platforms and equipment.
The large turntable, antenna array and plotting hut allows the measurement of antenna radiated patterns.
Our large turntable facility allows the precise rotation of large platforms or installations for test purposes.
This Facility provides a large test area with controlled lighting conditions, from twilight to complete darkness.
Malvern Optical has access to a laser and imaging range over 450m which can accommodate lasers up to Class 4.
Malvern Optical has a suite of measurement equipment that can be used both in the laboratory and field.
We can evaluate commercially available and prototype electro-optic sensors using our extensive facilities.

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If you want to find out more about our unique facilities and if we are a good fit for your projects, get in touch today and we’ll arrange a free consultation.