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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.

  • 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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    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 of 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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