SG Controls Ltd

Equipment for Optical Fibre Research, Development & Manufacturing

Optical Fibre Draw Towers

Complete range of Silica, Special Glass and Polymer fibre draw towers

Preform Production Systems

MCVD Systems and Glass Working Lathes

OVD and VAD options

Ancillary Equipment

Single and Dual Drum winders, Proof Testers and Rewind Machines

In brief

Newton Technology Group plc

SG Controls Ltd

Engineering and machinery for the optical fibre industry

Metals Research Ltd

Support and service for the MR range of semiconductor manufacturing systems

Delta Design & Engineering Ltd

Design and fabrication in a wide range of materials

Alan Dick Engineering Ltd

Heavy engineering and fabrication specialists

Advanced Project Technology Ltd

Joint venture support and enterprise creation

*** Researchers to test new optical fibre 3D printing technique


Researchers at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) are set to investigate using 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, techniques in the fabrication of optical fibre.

This entirely new way of making fibre could pave the way for more complex structures capable of unlocking a host of applications in a wide range of industries, from biotechnology to aerospace and telecommunications.


As part of the project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the researchers will be working with three companies: ES Technology (Oxford, UK), a provider of laser material processing systems; Fibercore (Southampton, UK) a supplier of specialty fibre; and SG Controls (Cambridge UK) a leading manufacturer of optical fibre equipment.

*** Singapore lights up photonics research with $100 million institute


The next generation of ultra-fast Internet or ground-breaking electronic circuits, powered by light instead of electricity, could very well be built on research done at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in conjunction with the University of Southampton.

To establish Singapore as a powerhouse in photonics and optics research, NTU today launched The Photonics Institute, one of the most advanced institutes in the field today. The Institute has developed from a partnership between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at Southampton.

NTU also unveiled Singapore’s first high-tech fibre optic research manufacturing facility today. It is housed at one of the institute’s five research centres.

Bespoke Engineering

Engineers and design teams in SG Controls and throughout the Newton Technology Group are always on hand to advise and offer support for any bespoke engineering project. 


Technology Transfer

Independent process experts are often the best people to introduce staff to new technology particularly where existing production schedules cannot be compromised.  SG Controls are process experts and can deliver training and technical transitions either at your site or in the Newton Development Labs.  With a full suite of Optical Fibre manufacturing equipment we can train new staff and re train the more experienced in new techniques with disturbing your current process.

For large manufacturing installation projects a full package of technology transfer can be configured to meet the demands of full factory start up.


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Design and Build

New products often require new production facilities.  If your short term or long term development plan includes an upgrade or new facility then the Newton Technology Group may already have the designs on the drawing board.  With Joint Venture experience and a full project management team available our Advanced Project Technology Company might be your next partner.