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ZEEKO LTD


Zeeko Ltd is a UK based Technology Company with Ultra-Precision Polishing Solutions for Optics and other Complex Surfaces.

Established in 2000, Zeeko has progressed from being a start-up company with innovative technology to polish ultra precision surfaces for telescope mirrors and other optical surfaces, to become a market leading company with a wide polishing and metrology product portfolio that competes impressively in a global market place. Zeeko remains to be an innovative, young and dynamic technology based business with globally protected Intellectual Property extending to over 52 worldwide patents.

Zeeko specialise in the manufacturing and commercialisation of Ultra-Precision Polishing Machines famously known as the Intelligent Robotic Polishers (IRP). Zeeko Ltd manufactures corrective polishing machines for fabricating high precision optics, orthopaedic joints, semiconductor applications and precision moulds in a number of different materials.


Advanced Software Solutions

The machines are supplied with state of the art software and processes suitable for the production of the most complex freeform artefacts. Covering a range of sizes from 1.5mm to 6m they utilise patented processes including the mechanical "ZeekoClassic" technology and the "ZeekoJet" solution. These cost effective solutions are deterministic and scalable from the smallest cell-phone requirements to the largest astronomy applications and are suitable for polishing most materials from traditional optics materials, stainless steel etc to both tungsten carbide and silicon carbide.

Future Commitment

Zeeko has worked hard to establish itself as a viable business and, having learned some of the skills needed to survive and prosper, it has more recently developed a number of ideas for ways in which the business and the product base can grow laterally across sectors, thus protecting the business in times of market slow-down.

With machines now installed throughout the world, Zeeko has become a global success story and the involvement with the UK Trade Mission to NASA will lead to the development in the manufacturing of astronomical optics and in particular the complex optical surfaces being specified for the new generation of segmented telescopes. Both in its polishing technology and in its measurement techniques, Zeeko has been a key innovator in the development of processes that in the coming years will be relied upon by at least a part of the astronomical community.


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Scientists achieve 'world-first' for £900m telescope project(external link)



Scientists polishing mirrors for a £900million telescope – the largest the world has ever seen – have successfully achieved a ground-breaking milestone.



WORKSHOP ON FREEFORM WATERJETTING



Zeeko took part in the workshop on freeform waterjetting that was held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in central London, UK on Thursday 19th September 2013.
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Faster production of high-quality telescope mirrors(external link) LATEST:

Astronomy: Faster production of high-quality telescope mirrors by David Walker


UKTI Asia Case Study - Smoothing the way for Asian Success(external link) LATEST:

UKTI Asia Case


EU Project DIPLAT Started(external link)


On January 16, 2013 the official kick-off meeting of the EU FP7 funded collaborative project DIPLAT – “Enabling advanced functionalities of Diamond and other ultra-hard materials by Integrated Pulsed Laser Ablation Technologies” took place at ETH Zurich.
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Project Website(external link)


Richard Freeman Business Executive of the Year 2012 Leicester Mercury(external link) Richard Freeman Business Executive of the Year 2012 Midland Business News(external link) LATEST:

Members of the Zeeko team with Richard Freeman at the Leicester Mercury Business Executive of the Year Awards 2012

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European Extremely Large Telescope given go-ahead(external link) LATEST:

Zeeko 7-Axis CNC Polishing Machines and Technology to Polish the Sample Segments
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Zeeko Wins MWP Advance Manufacturing Awards(external link) LATEST:

MWP Advance Manufacturing Awards 2012: Zeeko Ltd named winner for the Best Specialised Machining/Manufacturing Equipment

MWP Awards Press Release April 2012

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Zeeko Wins Regional International Trade Awards(external link) LATEST:

2011 International Trade Awards: Zeeko Ltd named Midlands regional winners

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Zeeko Crowned Queen's Award for Innovation 2011(external link) LATEST:

Zeeko, a leading developer of machines for the polishing high precision freeform surfaces has won an Innovation Award in this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Apollo Landing Sites(external link) All Camera Optics on LRO polished using Zeeko Technology and Machines:

LRO Finds Apollo Landing Sites

The Zeeko Range of Polishing Machines

With New Micro-polisher Range – the IRP-50 and the IRP-100 now introduced.

Watch Zeeko Bonnet Polishing

Watch Zeeko IRP-1600

Watch Zeeko Test Tower

ZeekoJet

The ZeekoJet process replaces the variable geometry soft polishing tool with a controlled “jet” of slurry to create a polishing “spot” on the surface being polished. The position and pressure of that “spot” is again controlled by the Zeeko 7 axis CNC machine tool controller.

Watch Zeeko Fluid Jet Polishing

Machines delivered

Zeeko has so far delivered over 70 machines worldwide. They are to be found in:

Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Austria and Japan

New Zeeko Headquarters


At the end of 2014, Zeeko aims to moves in to its new headquarters building alongside the National Space Centre(external link) in Leicester.