Manufacturing case studies from across the HVM Catapult

Our case studies provide snapshots from the exciting work we’re doing with businesses, researchers, and government across the UK.

Enabling Jaguar Land Rover’s successful transition to electric vehicles

The international automotive market is experiencing unprecedented levels of change. WMG’s insights are crucial to the industry, allowing companies to accelerate the decarbonisation of their production vehicles.

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Developing premium sustainable bio-packaging

Packaging matters in every sector, With over two megatons of plastic packaging waste in the UK each year, a more sustainable alternative is sorely needed.

3 February 2022

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Smart waste management

The robotic system is powered by Recycleye Vision – a world-leading AI computer vision system which detects all items on waste streams by material, item, and even brand.

3 February 2022

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Go with the flow – saving material and time with a forging alternative

Forging may be considered the ‘gold standard’ of production methods for high pressure and high temperature sectors but it can mean material wastage of up to 80%.

3 February 2022

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Waste slate turned into roof tiles

The MTC team modelled the full production process of Carapace’s tiles, identifying crucial areas of improvement at each step. By moving to a system of easily interchangeable tooling, they were able to slash downtime for retooling to 10 minutes.

3 February 2022

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Saving tonnes of carbon in nuclear welding

Welding the thick-walled steel sections of a reactor pressure vessel is an extremely time-consuming task, with each join taking around ten days to complete and releasing tonnes of carbon.

3 February 2022

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Net zero manufacturing

As the lead on industrial processes, the HVM Catapult has identified the key areas that should be of global focus: net zero design and make; and tracking emissions throughout manufacturing supply chains.

3 February 2022

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Revolutionising the rail industry with augmented reality

The system monitors real-time performance of station services, allowing swift detection and repair of faults within the station’s lifts, escalators and travelators, as well as signalling equipment along the high-speed line.

3 February 2022

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Metal additive manufacturing for lightweight helicopter parts

A process design and topology optimisation study was undertaken, beginning with a baseline stress analysis for a current machined-from-solid AlSi10Mg aluminium alloy handle, in order to evaluate different AM handle designs and also a hollow handle, indicating weight savings of between 20% and 45% were possible.

3 February 2022

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Magway cuts costs with sustainable bio-composite

The growth in online shopping has exploded in the past decade and with COVID-19 as a backdrop, the one-click delivery of household goods is not only convenient, it’s also safer.

3 February 2022

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Lightweight battery concept drives down emissions

The new concept is not only highly cost effective and sustainable but is now ready for transformation into an industry demonstrator.

3 February 2022

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Key role in Driving the Electric Revolution

The UK is planning to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with 78% of the reduction in carbon emissions planned for 2035. Such an ambitious target calls for radical restructuring of all forms of transport.

3 February 2022

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Lightweighting the iconic Ford Transit

With over 30kgs saved from every production vehicle in this area alone, the next Ford Transit will be a lighter, more fuel-efficient van with lower emissions.

3 February 2022

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