ELECTRIFIED POWERTRAIN FOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

DESCRIPTION

The project's aim is to create unique capabilities for ultra-high-volume manufacture of next generation powertrain. The consortium consists of the manufacturing engineering and machine tool builder supply chain of these new powertrains. The consortium will develop new processes and test them at rate and will integrate new manufacturing concepts based on Industry 4.0 and could lead to a complete digital clone of the factory. The ambition of the consortium is to merge new process and powertrain technologies with the latest advancements in digital manufacturing. The project will be a key project to anchor the high-volume manufacturing capabilities and its supply chains in the UK.

PROJECT FOCUS

The project is focused on the key areas below which represent critical factors currently affecting the wider automotive manufacturing industry:

Electrification

To create a dedicated facility to trial key processes required for new electrification components. 

Digital Manufacturing

To demonstrate a proof of concept for the Manufacturing Engineering digital twin and improve upon the current manufacturing engineering development process.

Repurpose Equipment

To develop an electrification adaptation strategy for existing infrastructure, machines and equipment.

Skills & Training

To develop relevant skills and training experiences, leveraging alliances with academic bodies and facilitating access to assets to provide complementary hands on experience.

PARTNERS

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