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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.

  • 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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    ASTUTE 2020: Supporting Welsh Manufacturing Through Lockdown to Recovery

    ASTUTE 2020: Supporting Welsh Manufacturing Through Lockdown to Recovery

    06/07/2020

    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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    Respond to the Current Lockdown Challenge: Time to Reflect, Analyse and Improve your Manufacturing Production with ASTUTE 2020

    Respond to the Current Lockdown Challenge: Time to Reflect, Analyse and Improve your Manufacturing Production with ASTUTE 2020

    24/06/2020

    ASTUTE 2020’s focus is on technologies related to manufacturing, and our academic and technical expertise utilises a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses research into the product’s whole life cycle, allowing companies to develop sustainable products and services through integrated applications of knowledge, information, equipment, materials, and people. Connecting with ASTUTE 2020 remotely can help your business to stimulate ideas and address any current manufacturing challenges you may be facing. In this article, we find out about Robust Quality Methods and how it is critical to efficiency.
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    Respond to the Current Lockdown Challenge: Manage your Forecasting and Inventory Control Remotely with Support from ASTUTE 2020

    Respond to the Current Lockdown Challenge: Manage your Forecasting and Inventory Control Remotely with Support from ASTUTE 2020

    19/05/2020

    It is more important than ever to ensure your business has a good forecasting and inventory strategy; how you manage this can make all the difference to your business. The ASTUTE 2020 team are available to provide remote support during these challenging times. In this article, we explore Forecasting and Inventory Control, how companies are enhancing the robustness of their manufacturing systems and how we can helping you to gain clarity, control and confidence in developing a sustainable forecasting and inventory strategy.
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    Celebrating 10 Years of Working in Collaboration with the Manufacturing Industry

    Celebrating 10 Years of Working in Collaboration with the Manufacturing Industry

    09/05/2020

    This month, the ASTUTE partnership is celebrating a huge milestone: May 1st marks 10 years of successful operation, engagement with over 500 companies, and support to more than 370 businesses across Wales to address manufacturing challenges.
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    Respond to the current lockdown challenge: Exploit your manufacturing connectivity through machine learning with ASTUTE 2020

    Respond to the current lockdown challenge: Exploit your manufacturing connectivity through machine learning with ASTUTE 2020

    21/04/2020

    ASTUTE 2020’s support is underpinned by recognised expertise critical to manufacturing processes. The uniqueness of ASTUTE 2020’s support is aimed at meeting the industrial need of improving the use of resources through manufacturing processes and managing the supply chain of products and services. In this article, we find out about Machine Learning and how it exploits connectivity in the manufacturing process.
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    Neath/Port Talbot Manufacture of Precision Instrumentation that Measures Temperature, Pressure, Level and Flow, Collaborates with EU Funds Cymru ASTUTE 2020 for Research, Development & Innovation Success

    Neath/Port Talbot Manufacture of Precision Instrumentation that Measures Temperature, Pressure, Level and Flow, Collaborates with EU Funds Cymru ASTUTE 2020 for Research, Development & Innovation Success

    08/01/2020

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    Ultrasonic Technology Research for High-Quality Cleaning Results

    Ultrasonic Technology Research for High-Quality Cleaning Results

    10/12/2019

    Ultrawave approached ASTUTE 2020 as the company wanted to enhance and develop their understanding of the adhesive mechanism of thermocouples; accelerate the testing regime of a new attachment and create confidence in the new solution, improving reliability and extending service intervals.
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    Queen’s Awards Enterprise Forecasts Growth and Improvement Thanks to Industry-Academia Research Collaboration

    Queen’s Awards Enterprise Forecasts Growth and Improvement Thanks to Industry-Academia Research Collaboration

    10/12/2019

    This project with ASTUTE 2020 has helped enhance the resilience of the Markes International’s manufacturing systems and supply chain through the application of novel methodologies such as Robust Agile Lean Flexible (RALF) and dynamic capabilities. Continued research as part of this project is expected to lead to better inventory control through the implementation of an improved forecasting system addressing a mixed order book of fast, slow and infrequently sold items.
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    Academia Research Supports NDT Testing Specialists in Continuing to Promote Cutting Edge Engineering and Manufacturing in Wales

    Academia Research Supports NDT Testing Specialists in Continuing to Promote Cutting Edge Engineering and Manufacturing in Wales

    09/10/2019

    The project was a collaboration between Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and TWI. As a direct result of the collaboration, two new jobs have been created at the Port Talbot facility, allowing TWI to modify the current design of their ultrasonic water couplant delivery system in the IntACom device.
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    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with Lyte Industries (Wales) one of the few companies still manufacturing access equipment such as ladders in the UK

    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with Lyte Industries (Wales) one of the few companies still manufacturing access equipment such as ladders in the UK

    30/10/2018

    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with Swansea based Lyte Industries (Wales) will allow Lyte to advance their manufacturing systems to evaluate and improve efficiency, quality and delivery, leading to increased sales revenue to ensure a long-term future for the company in West Wales and the Valleys
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