Products and Services
Research and development, Higher Education, Consultancy, Knowledge and Know-How Transfer, Civil and Computational Engineering (RAE equivalent Rating 6*), Materials Research centre. Multi-disciplinary Nanotechnology Centre. Electronics Systems and Design. Centres of Excellence.

ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) will support industrial Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) through world-class academics and a team of highly qualified technical experts and project managers. ASTUTE 2020 will focus only on those areas of industrial demand where we can specifically bring to bear the established world-leading and internationally excellent expertise found across the Welsh Universities’ partnership to address the industrial RD&I needs:

• Computational Engineering Modelling
• Advanced Materials Technology
• Manufacturing Systems Engineering

ASTUTE 2020 – Industry projects will:
• be demand-led by industry
• require a Research Challenge in our three key areas Computational Engineering Modelling, Advanced Materials Technology or
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
• involve Collaboration, so that the companies and the Universities share the inputs, outputs and risks
• bring economic benefit to West Wales and the Valleys

The operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
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Market Experience
Extensive work with industry within collaborative projects, and with numerous consultancy projects, carried out via WDA funded CETICs and UWS Ventures a wholly university owned company.

Major Customers
Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Corus, Airbus, Boeing, Nasa

Key Equipment & Processes
Extensive materials investigation and testing facilities for composites, plastics and alloys. Electron microscope. Virtual reality cave. Extensive computing facilities Software to solve a wide range of complex multidisciplinary engineering problems. 3D laser scanner for reverse engineering.

Quality Approvals
Teaching quality assessment, Reseacrh assessment exercise working towards ISO 9001.

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Engineering Central, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8EN


51.6096174, -3.9806296

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