The team of world-class academics and highly qualified technical experts will collaborate with industry to address manufacturing challenges to develop sustainable, higher value goods and services for the global market.
The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation, supporting manufacturing companies across Wales, has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.
Industry-Academia Collaboration of IoT Device That Instantly Turns Beer Kegs into Smart Containers
26/11/2020The unique collaboration between the Smart Container Company and ASTUTE 2020 has utilised renowned manufacturing systems expertise to research methods of fluid level management and establish the feasibility of energy harvesting methods for powering the IoT device through the use of sensors.
Lockdown to Recovery: Understanding Interactions and Effects of Products/Processes Performance Through Computational Research with ASTUTE 2020
17/11/2020Improving manufacturing processes and manufactured products often require experimentation. Along with a costly ‘trial and error’ approach, this can be a lengthy process with an uncertain outcome. Computational Modelling is an essential tool that can increase the understanding of complex processes and products. In this article, we look specifically at Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and how it can support manufacturing business in understanding complex processes and products.
Lockdown to Recovery: The benefits of Incorporating Robotics into Manufacturing
07/10/2020The manufacturing industry’s landscape will be significantly different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses will need to consider embracing robotics within their production processes and through collaboration with ASTUTE 2020, we can support you to implement change and provide solutions to exploit new opportunities. Automation, robotics and humans both have a place in manufacturing and are critical to the industry’s recovery and future success. In this article, we discuss how and where robotics is used within manufacturing and the benefit automation can have on manufacturing as highlighted during the current COVID-pandemic.
ASTUTE 2020: Supporting Welsh Manufacturing Through Lockdown to Recovery
17/09/2020If you are a manufacturing company, you can access University-based industrially focussed research specialists to support your business to grow out of lockdown and build long-term resilience.... How can we support you?
Lockdown to Recovery: Fulfil your potential with Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)
21/08/2020Materials used to manufacture components is a key area for ensuring efficient production and optimum performance. Additive Layer Manufacturing can have a large impact on the way products are developed and produced. For example, enabling the creation of lighter, stronger parts and systems. In this article, we discuss the opportunities and challenges of Additive Layer Manufacturing and how ASTUTE 2020 provided support to a Welsh manufacturing company with their medical device aimed at treating COVID-19 patients.
Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing with ASTUTE 2020
16/07/2020Manufacturing in Wales is facing unprecedented challenges but also big opportunities. ASTUTE 2020 offers technical support to companies in Wales, stimulating sustainable growth by de-risking the development and adoption of advanced technologies.