UK well placed to help make mainstream XR use a reality
The use of Extended Reality in manufacturing is growing quickly and the UK is well-positioned to be a global leader in its application, but the technology is still considered to be nascent and deployments remain mainly the preserve of larger companies.
Continuous Manufacturing & Advanced Crystallisation – Transforming Medicines Manufacturing
CMAC Future Manufacturing Research HubThe transformation of how we develop and manufacture medicines has never been more important if we are to address pandemic preparedness, supply chain resilience, the ageing population, the urgency for net zero and realise the...
Biomanufacturing – Engineering biology to deliver a safer, cleaner future
Future Biomanufacturing Research HubSeizing the opportunity to transform chemicals manufacturing, reduce reliance on petrochemicals and deliver economical sustainable bio-based production processes. Nigel Scrutton Professor of Molecular Enzymology at the University of...
Liquid Metal Engineering – Forging a sustainable aluminium supply chain
Future Liquid Metal Engineering Research HubOver the past 30 years the UK’s capability for producing aluminium products has declined dramatically. The next generation of low carbon electric vehicles offers brand new opportunities, and the Future LiME Hub is playing a...
We can quit oil but only if we actually want to
Energy security, air quality, climate change and soaring costs mean the era of fossil fuels may be coming to an end. Electrification powered by clean, renewable energy is now technologically possible. But the transition will only happen if we stop burning hydrocarbons and start scaling battery supply.
How will 5G transform manufacturing
Research from Vodafone indicates that the application of new digital technologies in manufacturing could add £3.6bn to the sector’s GVA in 2025, rising to £6.3bn in 2030. But how can we ensure 5G makes a real difference to the industry?
Adding up in Value
Additive manufacturing is a maturing technology finding profitability in niches and quick wins. It has benefitted from the drama of global supply chain failure and now faces a positive path as we come out the other side.
Revolutionising Vaccine Manufacturing for Developing Countries
Future Vaccine Manufacturing Research HubCollaborative and international research is the key to realising the next generation of vaccines and enabling global equitable access to them. Professor Robin Shattock, Head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity within the...
Vaccine Manufacturing – Putting the UK at the Heart of Next-Gen Vaccine Supply
Future Vaccine Manufacturing Research Hub (Vax-Hub)Research conducted at the Vax-Hub is helping improve vaccine design and manufacturing by exploring key stages of product development from lab to commercial scale. Martina Micheletti Professor of Bioprocess Fluid...
Advanced Powder Processes Hub – Recoupling manufacturing process development with materials science
Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes HubPowder-based processes have the potential to provide low energy, low cost and low waste high-value manufacturing and help secure UK productivity and growth. Research being conducted at the Future Manufacturing Hub in...
Future Composites Hub – Delivering a step change in composites manufacturing
Future Composites Manufacturing Research HubUnderpinning the development of next-generation processes to reduce cost, increase performance and improve sustainability. Nick Warrior Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham and Director of the...
Compound Semiconductor Hub – Scaling up Manufacturing with Atoms
Advanced Compound Semiconductor materials underpin many societal priorities such as net zero and the ‘Connected Nation’, and UK manufacturing is contributing to the next generation of mass-market products with new production techniques.
Electric Machines Manufacturing – Putting the UK at the front of the electric revolution
In an open competition in April 2019, The Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) Hub received £10.45m of funding from EPSRC over a seven-year period to support a wide-ranging programme of research projects, develop collaborations and carry out feasibility studies drawing in expertise from across the UK academic sector.
Metrology Hub – The vital role of metrology cannot be understated
The development of new measurement knowledge is essential for the UK to fully exploit emerging technologies, improve productivity and tackle the challenges facing the country.
Targeted Healthcare – Accelerating from one-size-fits-all to Personalised Medicines
Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing HubTargeted biological medicines are more effective than traditional treatment because they are designed to target sub-populations or even individual patients. It is a fast-growing field of science that represents both a huge...
Steel Manufacturing Hub – The foundation for a decarbonised society
Future Steel Manufacturing Research HubThe SUSTAIN project is delivering innovative scientific and engineering research required to create carbon neutral, resource-efficient UK steel supply chains. Professor Dave Worsley Personal Chair Materials Science and...
Photonics Hub Drives Bright Future for UK Manufacturing
Future Photonics HubThe Future Photonics Hub is responding to the needs of industry by creating new photonics materials, devices and components, designed to be easy to manufacture and integrate with existing technologies. Professor Sir David Payne Principal...