HVM Catapult Technological Capabilities
Whether working with metals or polymers, 3D printing enables rapid prototyping and designs impossible elsewhere.
Accurate and timely quality assurance minimises waste for any production.
Automated production through data-led processes improves output and quality for manufacturers.
Manufacturing of organic products is key to healthcare and sustainable new methods of living.
As laminated materials, composites are strong and lightweight, opening new avenues in design.
Data collection and analysis in the production process can greatly improve speed and flexibility.
High value design
Designing for manufacturing, remanufacturing, and disassembly can reduce the environmental impact of each product across its life.
Joining components securely provides the strength required for uses where safety is key, such as nuclear.
Near net-shape manufacturing
Using methods like casting to produce components close to their final shape cuts waste.
Novel materials can greatly benefit many industries, helping to cut emissions and drive innovation.
Subtractive manufacturing (e.g. machining)
High-precision machining and cutting enable optimised surface finish and repeatability in production.