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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Sitting on top of the world

The Manufacturing Technology Centre worked with High Value Manufacturing Catapult colleagues and a Winter Paralympian to develop an award-winning sit-ski that’s lighter and more aerodynamic than conventional models.

24 January 2024

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Lift-off for UK capabilities in urban air mobility composites

The NCC and WMG support Vertical Aerospace in growing their product range in the urban air mobility market, which is estimated to be worth £800bn by 2040

8 December 2023

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Hydrogen Innovation Initiative

Accelerating the UK’s hydrogen vision with the Hydrogen Innovation Initiative

8 December 2023

Man wearing virtual headset

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Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation

Through DETI, the NCC helped businesses address common challenges to digital transformation, with 32 projects creating or safeguarding 87 jobs

6 February 2023

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HVM Catapult centre universities score high in REF2021

All HVM Catapult-aligned university departments are in the REF2021 top 25 nationally, with two reaching the top 10

6 February 2023

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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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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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Seismic II takes schools to the next level

Large public works, like schools and hospitals, are increasingly benefitting from the faster delivery of modern methods of construction, such as modular building. The catch is that there are many platforms for modular structures that can prove incompatible, leading to potential waste and increased cost.

3 February 2022

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Environmentally friendly solution for wind turbine installation

With funding from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership, the NCC worked with Cedeco to develop an early-stage concept for a composite gripper, which would hold an offshore wind turbine leg in place without so much need for environmentally invasive reinforcement.

3 February 2022

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Leading the Ventilator Challenge

On the 16th of March 2020, the Government asked UK industry to support the NHS in its fight against COVID-19. The VentilatorChallengeUK (VCUK) Consortium, led by the HVM Catapult’s outgoing CEO Dick Elsy and made up of more than 33 businesses from the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, came together at speed to build medical ventilators.

3 February 2022

Large manufacturing equipment

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UK Manufacturing Forum

When thought leaders are brought together, incredible things can happen. This is why we partner with the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing to convene the single largest group of leading academics, researchers and industry representatives each year.

3 February 2022

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Sharing research excellence

Every researcher has their own unique knowledge set, bringing with them ideas and approaches that could benefit the UK. That is why collaboration and co-creation remains at the heart of the Catapult Network’s activity.

3 February 2022

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