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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Using robotics to reduce chemicals in agriculture

The MTC helped Bardsley England increase yield, save costs on chemicals and slash emissions with autonomous crop inspection.

6 February 2023

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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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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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Smart robotics makes magnet placement 60 times faster

Sheffield-based magnetic gear technology company Magnomatics wanted to explore how robotic technologies can optimise manufacturing processes and drive big productivity improvements for its wind turbine generators.

3 February 2022

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

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Creating jobs in nuclear energy

Nuclear is an obvious answer, but lead times are lengthy and the financing challenges for large reactors are formidable.

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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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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Robotic drilling: sofa, so good

The AMRC completely de-risked the investment by presenting the Keighley-based business, the largest independent cushion manufacturer in the UK, with a feasibility study confirming the technology could work and full specification for a drilling cell – including the equipment and hardware needed.

3 February 2022

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