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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.

ASTUTE 2020

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

    Industry-Academia Collaboration of IoT Device That Instantly Turns Beer Kegs into Smart Containers

    26/11/2020

    The 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.
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    Lockdown to Recovery: Understanding Interactions and Effects of Products/Processes Performance Through Computational Research with ASTUTE 2020

    Lockdown to Recovery: Understanding Interactions and Effects of Products/Processes Performance Through Computational Research with ASTUTE 2020

    17/11/2020

    Improving 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.
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    Lockdown to Recovery: The benefits of Incorporating Robotics into Manufacturing

    Lockdown to Recovery: The benefits of Incorporating Robotics into Manufacturing

    07/10/2020

    The 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.
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    ASTUTE 2020: Supporting Welsh Manufacturing Through Lockdown to Recovery

    ASTUTE 2020: Supporting Welsh Manufacturing Through Lockdown to Recovery

    17/09/2020

    If 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?
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    Lockdown to Recovery: Fulfil your potential with Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

    Lockdown to Recovery: Fulfil your potential with Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

    21/08/2020

    Materials 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.
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    Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing with ASTUTE 2020

    Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing with ASTUTE 2020

    16/07/2020

    Manufacturing 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.
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