Digital Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is a highly knowledge-intensive sector where advances in IT systems have a huge role to play in improving manufacturing intelligence. This includes capturing, sharing and managing big data; supporting collaboration; increasing efficiency; speeding up innovation; and enabling new business models and technologies.

Across the HVM Catapult, expertise exists across a variety of areas such as High Performance Computing; Factory Lifecycle management (where factories have complex design, commissioning, operation and decommissioning phases underpinned by complex disparate ICT systems); digital design (CAD and CAM); Computer Integrated Manufacture (CIM); management of big data: and the development of expert knowledge-based systems. The HVM Catapult IT forum has the capability and capacity to respond to advanced manufacturing IT challenges from across the HVM Catapult.