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    Image: Team Precision Pipe Assemblies Ltd. - Comparing Simulation and Value Stream Mapping for Cell Layout

    Team Precision Pipe Assemblies Ltd. - Comparing Simulation and Value Stream Mapping for Cell Layout

    TEAM Precision Pipe Assemblies Ltd., based in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, manufacture a range of complex precision pipework assemblies for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and other fluid handling components for the automotive industry. Team Precision were seeking collaborative support from ASTUTE 2020 in gaining a better understanding of their current manufacturing capabilities and capacity, and ways to identify possible improvements.

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    Image: Weartech International Ltd. - Evolving the Research Capacity into Wear Resistant Multicomponent Alloys – Computational Approach

    Weartech International Ltd. - Evolving the Research Capacity into Wear Resistant Multicomponent Alloys – Computational Approach

    The collaborative project with ASTUTE 2020 aims to support Weartech’s ambition to potentially increase Weartech’s market share (up to 30% increase on orders), taking the company to a potential £15m turnover in the future. It is expected that through engagement and collaboration with ASTUTE 2020, Weartech’s advanced manufacturing knowledge will increase, and, alongside certain improvements, be applied more widely to the production, providing additional gains for Weartech.

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    Image: Weartech International Ltd. - Evolving the Research Capacity into Wear Resistant Multicomponent Alloys – Microstructure Approach

    Weartech International Ltd. - Evolving the Research Capacity into Wear Resistant Multicomponent Alloys – Microstructure Approach

    It is expected that through engagement and collaboration with ASTUTE 2020, Weartech’s advanced manufacturing knowledge will increase, alongside certain improvements, be applied more widely to production, providing additional gains for Weartech.

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    Image: Kautex Textron CVS Ltd. - Research into Liquid Flow Patterns through Micro Nozzles

    Kautex Textron CVS Ltd. - Research into Liquid Flow Patterns through Micro Nozzles

    Continuing from a series of successful collaborative projects during the 2010 – 2015 funding phase of ASTUTE, Kautex was able to utilise the knowledge gained from the previous projects to develop two of their own nozzle designs. To further increase Kautex’s understanding of the key parameters of the nozzles, a collaborative project on the liquid flow patterns was carried out with ASTUTE 2020.

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    Image: Research into the Development of Methodologies for Enhanced and Sustainable Competitiveness in Injection Moulding

    Research into the Development of Methodologies for Enhanced and Sustainable Competitiveness in Injection Moulding

    Following on from a successful collaboration between Frontier Medical Group Ltd. and ASTUTE (2010 – 2015) on Repose® and Frontier’s ongoing focus to remain competitive, utilise new materials and optimise processes, a collaborative Research and Development (R&D) project with ASTUTE 2020 was scoped.

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    Image: Analysis into the Remote Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    Analysis into the Remote Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    ASTUTE 2020 supported ALC with a feasibility study during the initial stages of developing a concept for a column health monitoring system.

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    Image: An Investigation into the Components of a Wave Energy Converter

    An Investigation into the Components of a Wave Energy Converter

    Marine Power Systems (MPS), based in Swansea, is developing a Wave Energy Converter to address the challenges of extracting wave energy at viable cost. Computational research of the float structure is necessary to allow MPS to assess the suitability of the components and significantly de-risk the build and test stages.

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    Image: Research into Modelling and Optimisation of Ventricular Assist Devices

    Research into Modelling and Optimisation of Ventricular Assist Devices

    Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is located at the Institute of Life Science at Swansea University. Calon Cardio is developing the next generation of implantable blood pumps for the treatment of advanced chronic heart failure, the MiniVAD™, Miniature Ventricular Assist Device.

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    Image: Industry and University Collaborative Research in the Medical Diagnostics Sector

    Industry and University Collaborative Research in the Medical Diagnostics Sector

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics relocated from the centre of Cardiff to a purpose built factory in Pencoed in the Wales Convergence area, which comprises West Wales and the Valleys, in October 2010.

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    Image: A Study into How to Assess Low Cycle Fatigue Behaviour of an Aluminium Conical Lighting Column

    A Study into How to Assess Low Cycle Fatigue Behaviour of an Aluminium Conical Lighting Column

    Fatigue failure of lighting columns, as a result of wind and traffic induced vibration, has received particular attention in recent years with the increased number of premature lighting failures on exposed sites.

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    Image: Feasibility Study into Remote Plant Monitoring via Smartphone

    Feasibility Study into Remote Plant Monitoring via Smartphone

    Cambrian Printers are a commercial printing company in Aberystwyth, specialising in short run colour printing for magazines, books, catalogues, brochures and journals. They run 24 hours a day, producing journals, magazines and brochures for customers across the UK.

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    Image: Finite Element Investigation into New Magnetic Flux Leakage Inspection Tools

    Finite Element Investigation into New Magnetic Flux Leakage Inspection Tools

    Silverwing is the leading specialist Non-Destructive Testing inspection equipment provider for storage tanks, vessels and pipe work within the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries.

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    Image: Development of a Point of Care (POC) Test for Detection of Urogenital Cancers

    Development of a Point of Care (POC) Test for Detection of Urogenital Cancers

    Morvus Technology Ltd. is a pharmaceutical company formed in April 2004 to exploit its founders’ proven expertise in the areas of drug and target-discovery and the commercialisation of novel technology.

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    Image: Company Operations and Manufacturing Feasibility Study

    Company Operations and Manufacturing Feasibility Study

    Amcanu Ltd. was established in 2008, its main product base was producing machined parts and sheet metal products for indigenous local industry within West Wales and the M4 corridor. The company has aspirations to expand its product base, develop into new market sectors and establish itself as a leader in bespoke metal solutions within the wider European market.

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    Image: Development of a Novel Device Concept for the Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

    Development of a Novel Device Concept for the Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

    WorksafePAT Ltd. is a company which performs in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT). Currently, there are no viable methods of isolating failed devices without removing the plug.

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    Image: Feasibility Study: Design and Manufacture of Concept Forceps

    Feasibility Study: Design and Manufacture of Concept Forceps

    Since 2005, DTR Medical has successfully manufactured sterile single-use products for the Medical Industry. One of the R&D activities focuses on product improvement to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage to bring production back into Wales.

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    Image: Feasibility Study into the Aerodynamic Improvement of Caravans

    Feasibility Study into the Aerodynamic Improvement of Caravans

    The Fifth Wheel Company design and manufacture luxury caravans for leisure purposes and mobile units for commercial and police enforcement requirements. The company is the original and only UK based manufacturer of European-compliant fifth wheel type tourers.

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    Image: Recovering Signal of the Foetal Heart Rate from the Audio Data

    Recovering Signal of the Foetal Heart Rate from the Audio Data

    SymlConnect is a health informatics company specialising in creating cost effective ICT solutions for better communication within the existing systems & professionals, anywhere anytime, using smart mobile devices for better-integrated care delivery.

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    Image: High Resolution Computational Flow Modelling of Blood Oxygenators

    High Resolution Computational Flow Modelling of Blood Oxygenators

    Haemair’s corporate mission is “to reduce acute deaths, improve the lives of chronic sufferers and to provide an alternative to lung transplantation”.

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    Image: Investigation of the Warpage Characteristics of Nylon Casing Cap Manufactured by Injection Moulding

    Investigation of the Warpage Characteristics of Nylon Casing Cap Manufactured by Injection Moulding

    ASTUTE was involved in this project to assist the company to find relationships between the moulding process parameters and a component’s final geometry.

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    Image: Prediction of the Fatigue Failure of Lead-Free Solders in New Power Electronic Components

    Prediction of the Fatigue Failure of Lead-Free Solders in New Power Electronic Components

    Electronic Motion Systems (EMS) develop and manufacture control modules and systems for power conversion and electric motor drives for the automotive industry.

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