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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Process rig for production of innovative heart treatment devices

Working collaboratively with the University of St Andrews, the MTC designed a system to enable the production of groundbreaking prototype medical devices.

8 December 2023

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Scaling up a new process to create synthetic DNA

CPI helped Touchlight to scale-up their cell-free dbDNA process, grow their business and secure £147m private investment.

6 February 2023

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Pressing ahead with rehab revolution

The AMRC has helped a Sheffield SME transform healthcare by making a rehabilitation innovation 11% lighter and cutting the cost of manufacturing for three components by a combined 73%.

3 February 2022

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Supporting patients with cerebral palsy

The current standing frames have a number of limitations, including high cost of manufacture, ease of use for medical professionals and carers, and the bespoke nature of each frame making it difficult to re-adapt them for other patients.

3 February 2022

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Immersive tech trains global health heroes from their homes

Immersive technology has been used to help train surgeons who faced reduced learning opportunities due to COVID-19 restrictions.

3 February 2022

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Anti-microbial poles for public transport could help in future pandemics

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic many people have been hesitant about taking public transport. In part, this is due to the potential risk of picking up germs from areas travellers must use, such as the grab-poles on trains, buses and trams.

3 February 2022

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Helping construction reopen safely

Social distancing is key to reopening sections of the economy that have needed to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the group nature of the work, social distancing has particularly hit the UK construction sector, meaning many sites have been unable to operate normally.

3 February 2022

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Dental aerosol protection equipment to safeguard against airborne particles

To help address this, the MTC has developed ‘Halo’. Designed to protect dentistry staff and patients against contaminated aerosol particles, it provides up to 99% protection when used in conjunction with standard dental high-volume extraction equipment.

3 February 2022

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Developing an aerosol-generating procedure shield to protect NHS workers

Identified as an opportunity to reduce the exposure our healthcare workers face when treating patients, the enhancement offers a number of benefits, including a substantial weight reduction from 9kg to 4.5kg, improved visual clarity and ease of use.

3 February 2022

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A new £250m PPE supply chain

Like other parts of the UK, Scotland’s critical NHS supply chains were under extreme pressure in 2020. The NMIS-AFRC stepped forward, as part of a Scottish Government led working group, to make sure that supplies were maintained.

3 February 2022

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Vaccine taskforce

The UK’s vaccine programme has been vital in combatting COVID-19. In April 2020, CPI joined the UK Government’s Vaccine Taskforce to support the manufacture and formulation of novel mRNA vaccine candidates in the fight against the virus.

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

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