Manufacturing New Technologies

“Driving UK manufacturing by developing capability, upscaling and through optimisation of processes”

Processes

Develop generic Bill of Processes (BoPs) for the manufacturing of new products

Manufacturing Strategy

Develop company specific or generic manufacturing strategies for the manufacture of new electric power-train components

Feasibility

Evaluate feasibility of new manufacturing concepts for new product

Factory concepts

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

Productivity improvement

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

Vehicle-as-Infrastructure

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