Entries by Zane Mezdreija

Take a Look Inside Electric Vehicles and How They Are Designed and Manufactured in Our Courses with Industry Forum

Image: © Sergii Chernov / Adobe Stock   Together with Industry Forum, at the end of February 2021, HSSMI will be running a series of courses, focusing on electric vehicles, electric motors, as well as lithium-ion battery packs and cells. We will look at their manufacture, design, and end of life opportunities. The courses are […]

HSSMI Commits to Achieving Net Zero by 2021

Image: © denisismagilov / Adobe Stock   Circular economy is one of the three pillars that underpin the work we do at HSSMI and has naturally led to an initiative to identify our carbon footprint and achieve Net Zero. In our analysis, we looked at both 2019 and 2020 and set a target for becoming […]

Unifying a Fragmented Supply Chain: A Feasibility Study to Define the Best Traceability System for Marine By-Products

Image: © Karen Murray   HSSMI and MarinTrust have embarked on a 3-month feasibility study, funded by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), to define a traceability system for the UK’s marine by-product supply chain.   Traceability systems are important for any supply chain in order to meet health […]

Pan-European Effort to Strengthen the Manufacturing Industry’s Response to Emergencies

Image: © Song_about_summer / Adobe Stock   Europe’s manufacturing sector is to play a pivotal role in adequate and rapid response to health crisis and deliver quick results for society. The CO-VERSATILE project receives funding from the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 and is led by Budapest-based research institute SZTAKI.   02 December, […]

New Project to Look Into Gallium Recovery for Use in Semiconductors

Image: © luchschenF / Adobe Stock   Gallium is expected to replace silicone in critical power system semiconductors in the near future due to gallium’s comparatively superior characteristics of a wider band gap, faster switches, lower heat loss, and smaller space requirements. However, there are limitations when it comes to recovering gallium and establishing a […]

The Next Steps Towards Increasing UK Battery Cell Manufacturing Capability with AMTE Power

Image: © Sergii / Adobe Stock   HSSMI is continuing its partnership with AMTE Power and exploring opportunities to enhance the UK’s battery cell manufacturing capability. Over the next five months, HSSMI will undertake a feasibility study to explore ways of increasing the productivity of AMTE Power’s existing electrochemical cell manufacturing facility and develop a […]

Increasing Savings by Managing Waste from Manufacturing Processes

Image: © Image’in / Adobe Stock   Limiting operational costs is a key consideration for manufacturers. There are several ways to reduce costs on the shop floor, including: – using lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies to eliminate waste from processes and increase efficiency, – introducing preventive maintenance measures, – and reducing expenditure on materials. […]

Redesigning Packaging to Improve Sustainability and Efficiency

Image: © nordroden  / Adobe Stock   Until now, packaging has performed three essential functions: protection, transportation, and communication. However, this is rapidly evolving as the packaging industry looks to embrace circular economy and become more sustainable. A recent DHL report highlights the urgent need for the packaging industry to consider and start implementing reusable […]