Manufacturing New Technologies
“Driving UK manufacturing by developing capability, upscaling and through optimisation of processes”
Develop generic Bill of Processes (BoPs) for the manufacturing of new products
Develop company specific or generic manufacturing strategies for the manufacture of new electric power-train components
Evaluate feasibility of new manufacturing concepts for new product
Develop complete factory concepts for new product manufacture
Key Competencies and Services
Bill of Process development for new technologies / products
New manufacturing processes development
Development and implementation of logistics concepts and material handling operations
Process planning and simulation
Remanufacturing processes, Design for manufacturing
Development of Manufacturing Capability for a Novel Fuel Cell Design
The transfer a novel fuel cell design from the early stages of Manufacturing Readiness Level up to testing of manufacturing capabilities in a relevant environment.
Partners: University College London
Bill of Process Assessment for Battery Manufacture
Developing and assessing the bill of process for a novel battery design.
Partners: Loughborough University
A feasibility study into the development of a zero carbon society, enhancing building and manufacturing infrastructure by linking buildings with modern, zero-carbon fuel cell vehicles.
Partners: Arcola Energy, E4tech
Flexi-Planar Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Developing novel manufacturing capabilities for PCB based fuel cells (FFC). The technology has the potential to reduce the cost of fuel cells by up to 48%, reduce significantly the weight and volume, and allow any form factor which can be built from two dimensional layers.
Partners: University College London, UCL Business, Imperial College London, Imperial Innovations, Ventec-Option, Zot Engineering, STI Limited, New Holland Agriculture
High Volume Powerpack Manufacturing (Mussawar Ahmad)
The aim of this project is to identify hybrid designs that lend themselves to high volume manufacture and to devise a strategy for how they can be manufactured in the future.
Academic supervisor: Prof Robert Harrison, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Dr J. Meredith, Sheffield University