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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Building a common global carbon accounting framework

The HVM Catapult is leading the Carbon Accounting Programme, which is developing a universal methodology for measuring and reporting emissions

8 December 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

Apprentices use manufacturing equipment

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Developing the skills system for emerging technologies

HVM Catapult is leading work to create a better technical skills system for manufacturing and many other key sectors in the UK

6 February 2023

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UK Manufacturing Forum

The UK Manufacturing Forum had a tangible influence on UK government policy in 2021-22, which led to changes in funding mechanisms

6 February 2023

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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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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

Large manufacturing equipment

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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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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

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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