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2018 has been a great year for the Electrified Powertrain Pilot Line for Manufacturing Engineering (E:PrIME) team. To date, twenty colleagues from HSSMI have worked on different aspects of the project, bringing their own blend of knowledge and expertise. Our colleague Shahab, from the data analytics team worked hard to [...]
Polluted air and its impact on human health is one of the main challenges facing cities in both developed and developing nations. Proliferation of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) powered vehicles, a booming construction industry, rapid unsustainable urbanisation and the Urban Heat and Pollution Island all increases the amount of Carbon [...]
Growing future industry with circular 3D products Industry is continuously growing at a rapid speed and the population growth is reported to grow by 1 billion by 2035. The fast pace in technology is increasing our demand and reducing our patience. Millennials are demanding more variations in products with personalized [...]
Going circular in the manufacturing sector Estimates say that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s, of which about 60% has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment. More than 99% of plastics are produced from non-renewable resources which means [...]
New Beginnings October marks the month of new beginnings: autumn season, clocks going backward and a new, improved DRL 2.0 tool. After receiving praise over summer, DRL-Tool.org has listened to its user’s feedback, refined the tool and added new features. The questionnaires have been streamed lined to reflect the reality [...]
The need for full zero-emission manufacturing Two publications were released last week which highlight the challenges and disruptions facing the manufacturing sector. Special Report – Global Warming of 1.5C The consequences of 1.5C of anthropogenic – “human-made” – global warming will have graver consequences than previously anticipated and is likely [...]
Leading the Charge Why a basic knowledge of electric vehicles is vital for the UK automotive manufacturing sector’s continued growth The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) 2017/2018 EV30@30 Campaign forecasts that the number of electric light-duty vehicles (LDVs) on the road could be as high as 220 million in 2030, i.e. [...]
Innovate UK have granted £430,332 funding to a consortium, led by Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited, to design and integrate a hydrogen diesel dual fuel injection system onboard a commercial ferry. The hydrogen to be used in the project will be produced in Orkney, Scotland, from the abundance of clean renewable [...]
Chihuahua or Muffin: How the automotive industry is using autonomous technology and data in manufacturing.
Chihuahua or Muffin: How the automotive industry is using autonomous technology and data in manufacturing. The automotive industry is approaching a pivotal moment. There’s a shift towards electric powertrain motivated by greater public demand, government policies and new entrants into the market. Volvo, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota announced [...]