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Manufacturing

28 April 2020

2 minutes to read

Hirst Magnetics optimise manufacturing of magnets for electric vehicles

With support from Tevi, Hirst Magnetics have improved their data management systems, increasing business efficiency.

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4 June 2018

3 minutes to read

Building the future of energy generation

Academics from the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences have developed a clean energy solution for buildings that could revolutionise the construction industry.

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26 March 2018

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Developing recyclable wetsuits with Finisterre

There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. The result of this? The equivalent of more than thirty London double decker buses being discarded every year. Three hundred and eighty tonnes of non-biodegradable chemical-based waste, every single year. As…

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6 February 2015

4 minutes to read

The advantages of a circular economy

Businesses are leading a transformation towards a system that moves away from the current ‘take-make-waste’ method to one where materials are reused instead. This approach, known as the circular economy encourages companies to think about how goods can be designed, produced and marketed with reuse in mind. The University of Exeter’s Business School has…

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15 October 2014

4 minutes to read

What are metamaterials?

Lipstick, credit-card chips, carbon fibre and catalytic converters are used every day without a second thought about the complex science behind their creation. But these items could not exist without putting atoms together in new ways to make metamaterials – fascinating structures that could also unlock the possibilities of invisibility and quantum…

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