The HVM Catapult is the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK. We help accelerate new concepts to commercial reality and thereby create a sustainable high value manufacturing future for this country.
The HVM Catapult combines seven world class centres of industrial innovation into one cohesive force. We:
- Have capability which spans basic raw materials through to high integrity product assembly processes.
- Provide companies with access to world-class facilities and skills to scale-up and prove-out high value manufacturing processes
- Develop a network of leading suppliers who contribute to key UK industry supply chains
- Unite industry, government and research in a shared goal to make the UK an attractive place to invest in manufacturing
Our ultimate aim is to more than double the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the UK economy.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is a consortium of seven world leading research centres
Advanced Forming Research Centre
Billet forging; sheet forming; precision forging.
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Machining; materials and component testing; hybrid and metallic composites; assembly.
Centre For Process Innovation
Printable electronics; chemical processing; biotechnology.
Manufacturing Technology Centre
Automation and tooling; fabrication, joining and assembly; additive and net shape, process modelling.
National Composites Centre
Composites design and manufacture.
Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Fabrication of civil nuclear components.
Lightweight product system optimisation; energy storage and management; digital verification and validation.