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About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

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.

(PDF Document) Press Release: Ingenia March 2014

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is a consortium of seven world leading research centres

Advanced Forming Research Centre

Key Competencies

Billet forging; sheet forming; precision forging.

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Key Competencies

Machining; materials and component testing; hybrid and metallic composites; assembly.


Centre For Process Innovation

Key Competencies

Printable electronics; chemical processing; biotechnology.

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Key Competencies

Automation and tooling; fabrication, joining and assembly; additive and net shape, process modelling.

National Composites Centre

Key Competencies

Composites design and manufacture.

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Key Competencies

Fabrication of civil nuclear components.


Key Competencies

Lightweight product system optimisation; energy storage and management; digital verification and validation.