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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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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COMPASS points to new opportunities for UK manufacturing 

The University of Sheffield AMRC secured £50m to establish Composites at Speed and Scale (COMPASS), a new research facility in Sheffield, which will enable a groundbreaking research programme with Boeing at the centre.

8 December 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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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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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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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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Decision making robot could revolutionise manufacturing

Using a combination of machine learning and visual recognition, the robot can be taught to make assembly decisions based on the components put in front of it, in a breakthrough development which could save manufacturers the costs of expensive fixed tooling.

3 February 2022

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Breakthrough in intelligent robotics

The MTC has made a breakthrough in intelligent robotics by developing a system that can teach itself how to pick up unknown objects, without the need for expensive sensors or lengthy programming.

3 February 2022

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Attracting global firms to Renfrewshire

Forging new relationships with both industrial leaders and local communities alike, HVM Catapult’s presence in Renfrewshire is bringing tangible benefits to the region and Scotland as a whole.

3 February 2022

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