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We are an independent institute specialising in the application of digital techniques within manufacturing. We deliver a step change in the competitive UK industry against overseas competitors by increasing efficiency and productivity throughout the supply chain, by introducing new technology rapidly, and by improving the environmental acceptability of manufacturing, particularly in urban areas.
We are positioned close to the industry end of the R&D spectrum between academia and market application and works to apply state of the art research from universities to the delivery of practical solutions which address the real needs of UK OEM’s and their supply chains.  We achieve this end by bringing together researchers and industrialists through the creation and leadership of effective collaborative project groups.
We rely on a combination of: long term support from its Strategic Members; a high success rate in winning collaborative R&D grants; and the delivery of commercial services to its customers.  As a result, HSSMI places a high value on customer delivery.
To achieve our vision and mission, we offer engineering services, collaborative projects and memberships. We have four work themes offering unique product and services for manufacturing sector.

Our Vision

To lead in providing outstanding value and knowledge for sustainable manufacturing

Our Mission

As an independent institute, we collaborate with manufacturers, other academic institutes and solution providers to deploy innovative technologies, tools and methods to support the manufacturing sector.




















Our Work Themes


Latest Blog Posts

HSSMI’s adoption of cloud technologies
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We’re constantly hearing about ‘the cloud’ in one form or another – Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s OneDrive – but what exactly is it?  Although these storage solutions are a key component, the cloud is much more than just simple distributed … Read More

Inspiring the generation of tomorrow
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According to some interesting statistics from the year 2015, 64% of engineering employers in the UK state that the current shortfall of 55,000 engineers with the appropriate skill set threatens their business. Additionally, 32% of companies across multiple sectors currently … Read More

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) joins HSSMI as a strategic member.
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HSSMI is pleased to announce that NMUK has joined the institute as a Strategic Member. As a Strategic Member NMUK will engage with HSSMI in defined work plans and projects, taking advantage of the HSSMI culture of collaborate, innovate and … Read More

Industry 4.0 held to ransom – The destructive combination of IoT and ransomware
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The manufacturing industry is moving towards a connected world of Industry 4.0, which is the fourth industrial revolution where cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things and cloud computing bring automation and data driven efficiencies. There are benefits to be reaped through … Read More