Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Abstract

We are witnessing huge global shifts towards cleaner growth and more resource efficient economies. The drive to lower carbon emissions is resulting in dramatic changes in how we travel and the ways we generate and use energy worldwide. Electrical machines are at the heart of the accelerating trends in the electrification of transport and the increased use of renewable energy such as offshore wind. To address the pressing drivers for clean growth and meet the increasing demands of new applications, new electrical machines with improved performance - higher power density, lower weight, improved reliability - are being designed by researchers and industry. However, there are significant manufacturing challenges to be overcome if UK industry is going to be able to manufacture these new machines with the appropriate cost, flexibility and quality.

The Hub's vision is to put UK manufacturing at the forefront of the electrification revolution. The Hub will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of high integrity and high value electrical machines for the aerospace, energy, high value automotive and premium consumer sectors.

The Hub will work in partnership with industry to address some common and fundamental barriers limiting manufacturing capability and capacity: the need for in-process support to manual operations in electrical machine manufacture - e.g. coil winding, insertions, electrical connections and wiring - to improve productivity and provide quality assurance; the sensitivity of high value and high integrity machines to small changes in tolerance and the requirement for high precision in manufacturing for safety critical applications; the increasing drive to low batch size, flexibility and customisation; and the need to train the next generation of manufacturing scientists and engineers.

The Hub's research programme will explore new and emerging manufacturing processes, new materials for enhanced functionality and/or light-weighting, new approaches for process modelling and simulation, and the application of digital approaches with new sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Planned Impact

Technological Impacts. The Hub will be instrumental in establishing and maintaining a leading and differentiated technology needed to ensure the UK's future success in strategically important sectors. The dividends from the true integration of electrical machine and advanced manufacturing research will enable the higher performance needed for increasingly demanding applications - higher power density, lower weight, embedded health monitoring - while reducing manufacturing cost and improving quality. It will help UK industry develop the smart industrial systems needed for the electrical machine factories of the future, with flexible manufacturing capability and support for manual processes and workers.

Economic Impacts. The Hub will deliver significant economic impacts through increasing UK productivity and competitiveness in a number of strategically important UK sectors - aerospace, energy (offshore wind), high value automotive / motorsport, premium consumer goods as well as future spillover benefits to wider sectors (mass market automotive). The Hub will help sustain and support future growth in these sectors, helping position UK industry to win future work, including: ensuring a UK presence in manufacturing the next generation of aircraft wings and hybrid propulsion (a strategic objective for the HVMC) and supporting the target to increase UK content in UK offshore wind installations from 32% to 65% by 2030.

Societal, People and Policy Impacts. The Hub will support the UK Gov. shift to cleaner growth via low carbon energy generation and energy use in transportation. It will help improve the health (reduced pollution) and wealth (jobs, economic growth) of the nation. The Hub will shape the national debate and strategy around manufacturing and manufacturing research with the academic, industry and innovation communities, sponsors, policy makers and the public. It will train and nurture a new generation of manufacturing and engineering leaders. The Hub will deliver a programme of public engagement activities to contribute to the important narrative to increase the profile and prestige of manufacturing and engineering within the UK, which is critical to help address the nation's skills gap.

Publications

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Farnsworth M (2022) Augmented classification for electrical coil winding defects in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Khan S (2020) On the requirements of digital twin-driven autonomous maintenance in Annual Reviews in Control

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Onaji I (2022) Digital twin in manufacturing: conceptual framework and case studies in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

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Oyekan J (2019) Using Therbligs to embed intelligence in workpieces for digital assistive assembly in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

 
Description A key achievement of this project so far has been the development and deployment, for the first time, of advanced manufacturing process monitoring methods into electrical machine manufacture, e.g. use of vision systems for real-time coil winding inspection. We have broadened the scope of the programme to incorporate a new activity on sustainable manufacturing of electrical machine components for the circular economy and this has already identified several exciting opportunities. We have established and started to use a state-of-the-art robotic coil winding facility.
Exploitation Route Several collaborative projects have been initiated to take forward the generic findings into processes for specific companies and products. These short translation and feasibility studies will in due course provide impact exemplars for dissemination but are currently commercially confidential.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/
 
Description In-Process monitoring in electrical machine manufacturing: A review of state of the art and future directions
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://revistas.utb.edu.co/index.php/tesea/article/view/440
 
Description On the requirements of digital twin-driven autonomous maintenance
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.hindawi.com/journals/complexity/2021/6621235/
 
Description Real-time discrete event simulation: a framework for an intelligent expert system approach utilising decision trees.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=O1NBEAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA315&ots=1P00Eulxli&sig=rlURPX...
 
Description Real-time discrete event simulation: a framework for an intelligent expert system approach utilising decision trees.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1600921&dswid=-8621
 
Description Real-time discrete event simulation: a framework for an intelligent expert system approach utilising decision trees.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/baztech/element/bwmeta1.element.baztech-7a79ac1c-0d76-448b-a815-6504199f11ee
 
Description APC 15
Amount £3,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Advanced Propulsion Centre 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 11/2022
 
Description Catapult 2020-2021
Amount £53,066 (GBP)
Organisation High Value Manufacturing Catapult 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Catapult 2020-2021
Amount £187,391 (GBP)
Organisation High Value Manufacturing Catapult 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Catapult 2022-2023
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation High Value Manufacturing Catapult 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2023
 
Description EPSRC ICASE 2021 - Novel rotor design for cost optimised, high temperature, high speed aerospace applications with Rolls-Royce
Amount £88,885 (GBP)
Funding ID 210009 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 10/2025
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - 'Ideas to Innovation'
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 11/2021
 
Description EPSRC Manufacturing Rapid Funding Opportunity 2020
Amount £149,528 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S018034/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 10/2022
 
Description Mexican Government Funding Scheme (CONACYT)
Amount £64,518 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Mexico 
Sector Public
Country Mexico
Start 08/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Title Cable assembly image database 
Description A large image dataset of lab based cable assembly tasks, including RGB, Depth, and segmentation data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Database will be added to the github repository listed below for public access 
URL https://github.com/cdrwolfe/Cable-Manipulation
 
Title Cable segmentation model 
Description A set of DNN cable segmentation models for the object detection and segmentation of cables in natural scenes 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Models will be added to the github repository listed below for public access 
URL https://github.com/cdrwolfe/Cable-Manipulation
 
Title Coil defect classification model 
Description A CNN classificaiton model for the detection of coil winding defects using the developed image datasets 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Paper published that used associated dataset. Model will be added to the github repository listed below for public access 
URL https://github.com/cdrwolfe/Wire-Manipulation
 
Title Coil defect image database 
Description A small sample image dataset of stator tooth wire coil defects, consisting of three classes (good, gap failure, and crossover failure) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Paper published that used associated dataset. Database will be added to the github repository listed below for public access 
URL https://github.com/cdrwolfe/Wire-Manipulation
 
Title GAN models for coil defect image generation 
Description A generative advesarial network model for the generation of coil winding defect images 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Models will be added to the github repository listed below for public access 
URL https://github.com/cdrwolfe/Wire-Manipulation
 
Description Case Study discussions (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Airbus Group
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions took place on life cycle assessment in electrical motors. This involved several people from FEMM Hub.
Collaborator Contribution Several business development people and engineers discussed the support of a FEMM Hub PhD project through the supply of data.
Impact The data will be used in the PhD thesis.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration for workshop delivery (Newcastle) 
Organisation Höganäs
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Worked with industry partners to design workshop.
Collaborator Contribution Creation, Collation and gathering of information, data and examples for the SMC workshop - 4 staff from Hoganas
Impact Workshop successfully delivered
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE) 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The vision of this collaboration between the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub and the Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy is to accelerate a new activity on circular economy in electrical machine manufacture by means of a structured discovery phase including linking with the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub hosted at Exeter. The EPSRC Hub team is contributing to this collaboration by conducting a systematic literature study and consultation with industrial partners to define current practices.
Collaborator Contribution The Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy is contributing to this collaboration by seconding staff from its EPSRC Circular 4.0 Programme (EP/R032041) to the EPSRC Hub with an aim to jointly develop data-driven techniques to select the most appropriate CE strategies for electrical machines.
Impact A questionnaire is being used to consult with industrial partners to define current practices and a draft of the literature review to define the state-of-the-art in this field. The Universities of Sheffield and Exeter have a collaboration agreement as part of the EPSRC Circular 4.0 Programme (EP/R032041).
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative discussions and workshop 
Organisation ZF Friedrichshafen
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the FEMM Hub at Strathclyde have been involved discussions with members of staff at ZF to discuss a new collaboration within the project. The contributions included technical discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Team members from ZF provided industrial advice and guidance as well as the delivery of a day long workshop and visit by FEMM Hub members.
Impact Main outcome so far is a workshop. Further outcomes will follow.
Start Year 2021
 
Description DES Model discussions (Sheffield) 
Organisation Lanner Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub researchers involved in discussions on discrete element simulation.
Collaborator Contribution Industry partners provided input and advice on discrete element simulation
Impact A workshop was delivered and ongoing work is likely to produce other outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description DES Model discussions (Sheffield) 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub researchers involved in discussions on discrete element simulation.
Collaborator Contribution Industry partners provided input and advice on discrete element simulation
Impact A workshop was delivered and ongoing work is likely to produce other outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Discussion on hydroforming (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of FEMM Hub took part in discussions with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Two engineers provided advice and guidance in hydroforming discussions
Impact Will inform research and potential future outputs.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Discussions for funding proposal 
Organisation TWI The Welding Institue
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub researchers met with TWI engineers to discuss funding proposal
Collaborator Contribution TWI visited the University of Sheffield to discuss work leading to short proposal submission for FEMM Hub rapid spend feasibility study
Impact Short feasibility project funded.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Industry Attendees 
Organisation GKN
Department GKN Aerospace
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one day conference organized by FEMM Hub to disseminated initial research findings. Each Grand Challenge theme presented an update and there was also a poster session.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners listed all attended the conference and provided expert advice and feedback on the work presented.
Impact No direct outcomes at this stage, although the conversations that took place are likely to lead to further collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Industry Attendees 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This was a one day conference organized by FEMM Hub to disseminated initial research findings. Each Grand Challenge theme presented an update and there was also a poster session.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners listed all attended the conference and provided expert advice and feedback on the work presented.
Impact No direct outcomes at this stage, although the conversations that took place are likely to lead to further collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Industry Attendees 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one day conference organized by FEMM Hub to disseminated initial research findings. Each Grand Challenge theme presented an update and there was also a poster session.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners listed all attended the conference and provided expert advice and feedback on the work presented.
Impact No direct outcomes at this stage, although the conversations that took place are likely to lead to further collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Industry Attendees 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one day conference organized by FEMM Hub to disseminated initial research findings. Each Grand Challenge theme presented an update and there was also a poster session.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners listed all attended the conference and provided expert advice and feedback on the work presented.
Impact No direct outcomes at this stage, although the conversations that took place are likely to lead to further collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Industry Attendees 
Organisation ZF Friedrichshafen
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one day conference organized by FEMM Hub to disseminated initial research findings. Each Grand Challenge theme presented an update and there was also a poster session.
Collaborator Contribution The industry partners listed all attended the conference and provided expert advice and feedback on the work presented.
Impact No direct outcomes at this stage, although the conversations that took place are likely to lead to further collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Invited Keynote Speakers 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub held a one day conference at the IET in Birmingham. This was the first in-person event due to covid restrictions.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed attended the conference - contributing their time as guest keynote speakers.
Impact The outcome was a successful conference in the field of electrical machines.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub First In-person Conference - Invited Keynote Speakers 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub held a one day conference at the IET in Birmingham. This was the first in-person event due to covid restrictions.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed attended the conference - contributing their time as guest keynote speakers.
Impact The outcome was a successful conference in the field of electrical machines.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub research related activity 2021 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Related research and expertise provided by members of FEMM Hub.
Collaborator Contribution Funding support provided for activity aligned.
Impact Work ongoing and publication are likely later in the year.
Start Year 2021
 
Description FEMM Related Research 2020 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research and expertise provided by FEMM Hub members at the University of Sheffield
Collaborator Contribution Funding provided in support of aligned research activities.
Impact Results have contributed to research publications currently ongoing.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Gas Turbines and Electrical Machines discussion (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of FEMM Hub took part in discussions with engineers.
Collaborator Contribution Industry engineers provided advice and guidance on potential research focus.
Impact Will feed into future research outputs
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation GKN
Department GKN Aerospace
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation Lund University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting - September 2021 
Organisation ZF Friedrichshafen
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution At this half day meeting in Birmingham, members of the FEMM Hub Executive team provided information and updates to the advisory boards. This included a top level overview from the director.
Collaborator Contribution All board members took part in open discussion on the achievements of the Hub and planning for the future. Direction on impact matrices and contribution of the Hub were examined Recommendations were made.
Impact Impact has been introduced as a key focus for all future activities. An industry day has been held to get wider input from all partners.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industry input into Sustainable Manufacturing Theme (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Researchers from FEMM Hub discussed the work of one of the themes with industry partners.
Collaborator Contribution Industry partners provided responses to a survey as well as taking part in interviews.
Impact No outputs, but will be used to inform research and later papers.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Industry input into Sustainable Manufacturing Theme (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Researchers from FEMM Hub discussed the work of one of the themes with industry partners.
Collaborator Contribution Industry partners provided responses to a survey as well as taking part in interviews.
Impact No outputs, but will be used to inform research and later papers.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Life Cycle Assessment meeting (Strathclyde) 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of FEMM hub held discussions with staff members.
Collaborator Contribution Staff members provided advice and input into research discussions.
Impact Will contribute to publications.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Litz wire samples 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team have used these samples in CT scanning. They are part of the work under grand challenge 'In-process tracking and tractability for zero-defect manufacture of electrical machine'.
Collaborator Contribution Samples of Litz wire terminations made by various techniques such as soldering, hot crimping.
Impact There has been a case study and samples have been used in analysis. Results from this will contribute to further published papers.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation Lanner Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation Romax Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partner Connect Workshop 
Organisation ZF Friedrichshafen
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This was a one-day Creativity at Home workshop lead by professional facilitators. All FEMM grand challenge themes participated, providing overviews and being part of conversations.
Collaborator Contribution Our industry partners led the workshop topics by providing challenges in advance and then discussed them in more detail in focus groups. These groups were then able to identify specific activities that would begin to identify key research areas for the second half of the programme.
Impact nEw collaborations are already beginning and it is hoped that many others will follow. These will be reported next year.
Start Year 2022
 
Description PhD Sponsorship 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution One PhD student is working on research aligned to Rolls Royce topes of interest in electrical machines. Academic know how is also contributed.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has provided finance to support the PhD for the duration of the programme.
Impact No outcomes yet, but papers will be published.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation Carpenter Technology Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Department Collins Aerospace
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation Romax Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project progress meetings 
Organisation ZF Friedrichshafen
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Each month, each grand challenge theme presents a technical progress report to date. This is shared with theme partners and industry partners. Meeting are all held online.
Collaborator Contribution Each of these partners listed have attended one of more of the theme meetings (68 meetings in the case of one partner). They have provided valuable input and technical discussion.
Impact Outputs from themes meetings are still at the early research stage and are likely to give rise to publications etc in the future.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research programme discussions & case study (Sheffield) 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM researchers discussed findings with industry partners
Collaborator Contribution Industry meetings to provide feedback on the results on termination samples.
Impact Case study produced. More outputs likely.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Support of Electrical Machine Group Research (Newcastle) 
Organisation Dyson
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Delivery of research activities by two research associates within the electrical machines and drives group at the University of Newcastle
Collaborator Contribution Industrial support and finance to pay for research on high speed machine applications.
Impact Outcomes will occur later in 2022.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Support of Electrical Machine Group Research (Newcastle) 
Organisation Höganäs
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution RA working on high speed machine design and analysis at University of Newcastle. Academic expertise also contributed
Collaborator Contribution Funding of researcher made by Hoganas. Input and feedback of research
Impact No outcomes as yet - but due this year.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASE Award - Industry Contribution 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution FEMM Hub researcher working on idustry aligned project.
Collaborator Contribution Industry Partner contributes time, materials and financial support.
Impact This project is still active - publications will result
Start Year 2019
 
Title Blender 2D / 3D cable image generation tool 
Description A set of scripts built within the blender environment for the generation of synthetic images for cable winding and assembly processes 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Scripts will be added to the github repository listed in column 'C' for public access 
 
Title Coil winding demonstrator 
Description A sensorised desktop linear coil winder system for capturing process data during coil winding activities 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Currently used within the ACSE / FEMM hub lab 
 
Title Discrete Event Simulation Model in Witness 
Description A discrete event simulation model to demonstrate the linear coil winding process and understand interdependencies in the winding process. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Model and supporting information added to github repository 
URL https://github.com/Div-Tiwari/DES-for-coil-winding/upload/main
 
Description Manufacturing the Future utilising the UK's Large Facilities - Town Hall Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The EPSRC sponsored event's goal is to help define and lead the National Agenda on Utilising x-rays, photons and neutrons to Manufacture the Future. It will involve industry, academics and Large Facilities' representatives. The meeting will focused on how best to increase the engagement between the EPSRC's Hubs (both Future Manufacturing Hubs and the UK Catalysis Hub) with the Large Facilities (Diamond Light Source, ISIS Neutron Source, and the Central Laser Facilities) on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.

The agenda for the meeting will included:

• The current state of the art

• An international perspective

• An industrial perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mapp.ac.uk/events/town-hall-meeting-manufacturing-the-future-utilising-the-uks-large-facilit...
 
Description 9th - 10th December 2019- Short course for KTN/APC/UKRI personnel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of a two-day course on Electrical Machines and Drives, the Hub Director (G.W Jewell) delivered two half-day sessions using the course material developed for the Hub one-day short course. This particular course was attended by 13 staff from the KTN, Innovate UK, URKI and APC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An article on Professor Geraint Jewell's secondment to AMRC was featured in the AMRC Journal Issue 14. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Geraint Jewell was interviewed by James Crossling for the AMRC journal to discuss his two-year secondment at Factory 2050 to drive forward the University of Sheffield
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre's (AMRC) goals to support zero emission flight. In the article he discusses the role of the FEMM hub in this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.amrc.co.uk/pages/the-amrc-journal
 
Description An article on the circular economy FEMM Hub research project in Italian Stampare in 3D. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Italian detailing the new FEMM Hub project on the circular economy, featuring an interview with Dr Jill Miscandlon from the AFRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://stamparein3d.it/il-future-electrical-machines-manufacturing-hub-femm-ha-annunciato-un-nuovo-...
 
Description Article in 3D printing industry titled "UK UNIVERSITIES PUSH FOR SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIFICATION WITH 3D PRINTING" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2021, the FEMM Hub featured in 3D Manufacturing magazine. The article featured an interview with FEMM hub researcher Dr Jill Miscandlon where see explained te work of FEMM hub in sustainability with focus on additive manufacture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/uk-universities-push-for-sustainable-electrification-with-3d-pri...
 
Description Article in Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology International titled Greener EVs: New project launched to re-use end of life electric vehicle parts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Published article in Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology International titled Greener EVs: New project launched to re-use end of life electric vehicle parts. Dr Jill Miscandlon was interviewed for the piece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.electrichybridvehicletechnology.com/news/manufacturing/greener-evs-new-project-launched-...
 
Description Article in Electronic Specifier to highlight the launch of the FEMM Hub, published Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Electronic Specifier is Europe's premier publisher of information resources to the Global Electronics Industry. They published an article to highlight the launch of the FEMM hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.electronicspecifier.com/news/analysis/hub-launched-to-increase-electrification-in-uk-man...
 
Description Article in Energy Management titled Circular economy project set to ensure clean energy solutions don't increase landfill waste published on 4th of March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An article in Energy Management titled Circular economy project set to ensure clean energy solutions don't increase landfill waste. The article features an interview with Dr Jill Miscandlon at the AFRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.energymanagementmag.co.uk/circular-economy-project-set-to-ensure-clean-energy-solutions-...
 
Description Article in Future Net Zero titled New project launches to ensure more electric machines doesn't mean more landfill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article describing the new circular economy FEMM Hub project featured in Future Net Zero. Future Net Zero aims for businesses to collaborate, to inform the debate and to engage with audiences. The article featured an interview with FEMM Hub Project lead Dr Jill Miscandlon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.futurenetzero.com/2021/03/04/new-project-launches-to-ensure-more-electric-machines-doesn...
 
Description Conference presentation at the IECON 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact IECON 2021 is the 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), focusing on contemporary industry topics ranging from electronics, controls, manufacturing, to communications and computational intelligence. FEMM Hub Researcher Dr David Hewitt presented his presentation titled "Prediction of the Impact of Thermal Cycling on Machine Lifetime Based on Accelerated Life Testing and Finite Element Analysis" virtually to a global audience on Friday the 15th of October during the Electrical Machines and Drives session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://submit.ieee-ies.org/submit/iecon21/schedule.html
 
Description Delivered FEMM Hub Virtual Training titled Core Iron Loss in Electrical Machines. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 18th of March 2021, Professor Geraint Jewell delivered a training session to over 100 FEMM hub members on Core Iron Loss. Iron losses are a critical factor in determining the power density limits and efficiency of electrical machines, in particular with the inexorable growth in demand for electrical machines operating at higher speeds and driven from variable frequency power converters. The training presented a comprehensive review of several aspects of iron losses in electrical machines. It included the discussion of material properties, underlying loss mechanisms and aspects of electromagnetics, but the principal focus was on the impact of material selection, machine design, core manufacture and operating conditions. A significant proportion of the tutorial was at an introductory and general level with no pre-requisites assumed in terms of specific electrical machine knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Delivered FEMM Hub Virtual Training titled Fundamentals and the latest Trends in Thermal Management of Electrical Machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The tutorial on "Fundamentals and Latest Trends in Thermal Management of Electrical Machines" by Dr Rafal Wrobel (University of Newcastle) was compiled to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject, that includes a mix of selected fundamental knowledge and the latest research and developments. The tutorial started with the fundamental heat transfer mechanisms, which were presented in detail, in the context of a more reliable thermal design methodology. This introductory section follows up with selected manufacturing and assembly aspects, which are challenging to accurately account for and significantly affect the machine's thermal behaviour. The discussion on theoretical methods is supplemented with variety of standard and custom experimental techniques used to inform thermal design of electrical machines. The tutorial finished with technology challenges associated with the next generation of electrical machines, with several examples of new thermal management concepts discussed in detail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Delivered FEMM Hub Virtual training titled Soft magnetic Composites in Electrical Machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Glynn Atkinson from Newcastle University presented a training session on 30th June on the topic of Soft Magnetic Composites for Electrical Machines. This three-hour training session was delivered via Webex to 90 delegates drawn from our academic and industry partners. Glynn was supported during the session with input and contributions to the question and answer session by Tushar Batra, Steve Jordan and Lars Sjoberg from Alvier Mechatronics and by Marcus Lenberg and Ye Zhou from Höganäs AB. The training session covered the fundamentals of powder and component manufacture, including detailed discussion of the latest Somaloy® material properties exhibiting higher permeability and lower loss, especially at higher frequencies and grades for machining to allow prototyping. The opportunities for innovative machine designs with three-dimensional flux paths was discussed alongside useful design-for-manufacture rules for using SMC in machines. The session concluded with several case studies and examples of electrical machines which employ SMCs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/hub-training-course-soft-magnetic-composites-for-electrical-mach...
 
Description Delivered a 2-day FEMM Hub Training course titled An Introduction to Electrical Machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Geraint Jewell delivered a two-day course for FEMM Hub members. The purpose of this course was to provide an introduction to electrical machines for those with a
technical background but who have little or no specific background knowledge in machines. Although starting from an introductory level, there was sufficient content at an intermediate level to be of value to participants with some background in electrical machines. The course covered a number of different things. Starting from the basics of electrical machines, including aspects such as the anatomy, construction and fundamental operating principles, the course will develop an understanding of the operation of different types of machines (induction, DC, permanent magnet, wound-field synchronous and reluctance machines). The course covered loss mechanisms and thermal behaviour in machines. Although the course didn't cover design methodologies per se, the various electrical / thermal / mechanical / manufacturing trade-offs were discussed and illustrated via case studies. The course will touch on the role of power converters in terms of their basic functionality as viewed from a machine perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub Presentation at Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) event "Electrical Machine Design For Manufacture" on 10th of July 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hub Director Professor Geraint Jewell presented at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) event "Electrical Machine Design For Manufacture" on the 10th of July at the IET Austin Court in Birmingham and bring together leading speakers from Industry and Academia to discuss the methods and processes involved in manufacturing electric motors. Professor Jewell gave delegates an overview of the hub before discussing power density and in-process inspection for electrical machines. He joined other presenters from ZF group, Advanced Propulsion centre, Warwick Manufacturing, HV Wooding Ltc, Nidec Control Techniques Dynamics, University of Cardiff and Vacuumschmelze.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events.theiet.org/electric-machine-design-for-manufacture
 
Description FEMM Hub Project Lead Dr Jill MIscandlon featured an episode of Enlit's podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon was featured in Enlit's podcast discussing the challenges that the FEMM hub is trying to address, and some of the work we are currently doing within the hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enlit.world/formats/podcasts/
 
Description FEMM Hub Training Session with external company DuPont titled Fundamentals, Application and Present Insulation Materials by DuPont Kapton® in Aerospace and Electrical Machines. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Dr Rafal Wrobel (Newcastle University) has been building a relationship with external company, DuPoint and organised a training session with them for FEMM Hub members looking at thermal management solution, in particular Kapton polyimide films. The high temperature insulation system rated for 200 deg. C and beyond of mid and high AC voltage motors supplied by variable frequency inverters needs a very reliable insulation of winding wire, slot liner and coil insulation. Kapton® polyimide films for their more than 50 years history have proved their long-term reliability as insulation material working in a very harsh environment when combination of high dielectric and mechanical strength, voltage endurance and operation at temperatures from -60 to 260°C is required. Kapton® and Oasis® aerospace wire insulation products set the standard in commercial, defence, and satellite applications. In motor control, new SiC and GaN inverters with faster dv/dt amplitude, improved the strand insulation is required. Comparative accelerated pulse endurance testing of the different competitive wire samples, will be covered. Corona-resistant Kapton® as wire insulation has success in such applications as rail traction motors, high voltage coils of transformers, pump generators and currently also is being tested for e-mobility applications. Participants received information on their thermal management solution, Kapton® MT+ polyimide film with the highest thermal conductivity, has also been tested in the slot liner laminate with Nomex® paper - this new generation laminates dissipate heat better than the previous generation which may help to avoid the overheat and maintain the efficiency of the motor.

The training session was attended by 59 industry partner members and research staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub Training Session: The Impact of Modern Power Electronic Converters on Machine Insulation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Jiabin Wang from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield kicked off the first of the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub training sessions of 2021, presenting "The Impact of Modern Power Electronic Converters on Machine Insulation" to 96 delegates.

This training session was available exclusively to academic and industry partners of the FEMM Hub. By hosting this training virtually, it facilitated attendance from different parts of the world from companies including Rolls-Royce, ZF Group, Siemens Gamesa, Protean Electric, Aerospace Technology Institute, University of Strathclyde Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Dyson, Collins Aerospace and Höganäs AB.

The training course covered insulation structures and designs of typical electrical machines over a wide range of power, speed and torque ratings. The effects of impulse and high frequency PWM voltage produced by power electronic converters on voltage distributions in machine winding and insulation systems were analysed and characterised, and measures to mitigate these effects were discussed. The potentials for advanced manufacturing processes that may improve insulation systems were also highlighted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/the-impact-of-modern-power-electronic-converters-on-machine-insu...
 
Description FEMM Hub Virtual Conference 2020 - 16th November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Given the current global pandemic, a decision was made to move the 1st FEMM Hub (in person) conference from November 2020 to June 2021. Despite lockdown, FEMM hub researchers and PhD's have been progressing well with their research and we wanted to share their progress through a series of short presentations for participants to view at their leisure. Interest in these presentations has increased the number of attendees at our monthly update meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hub-virtual-conference/
 
Description FEMM Hub Virtual Training Session delivered by AMRC titled Untangling the Requirements of a Digital Twin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On the 29th of March, Jonathan Eyre from the Advanced Manufacturing Centre delivered a training session for FEMM hub members on Digital Twins. This was organised as a result of a request from our industry board during a monthly project meeting.

Digital twins are often mentioned in discussions but it is often unclear what it means to have a digital twin. What are the key essential parts to have a digital twin and what is just a simulation? This webinar provided an overview of the recent AMRC report Untangling the requirements of a Digital Twin collating the key cross-sectoral considerations from current implementations and how to approach the technology area. It also included industrial case studies and a use case of where they might be applicable to this research area, before opening up to questions. It was positively received by our industry board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description FEMM Hub Virtual Training Session delivered by Lanner and University of York titled Factory Planning and Simulation using Discrete Event Simulation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact FEMM Hub's first training event of the year was delivered virtually to an audience from across our partners and collaborators. Peter Ball, Professor of Operations Management from the University of York Management School, and Annie Heaney, Business Development Manager from Lanner Group Limited, jointly provided an introduction to Factory Planning and Simulation using Discrete Event Simulation (DES). DES is one of the most popular techniques for modelling the activities in a factory and the flow of parts. It is able to identify bottlenecks on the manufacturing shop floor and undertake what-if analyses of various change scenarios. The session provided a useful insight into the introduction of simulation and the difficulties and benefits of implementing such systems into factory planning and design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description FEMM hub presentation at the "Winning the Weight Race: Opportunities and Challenges in Lightweighting" conference, May 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 15th and 16th of May, Professor Jewell presented to policy makers, industry leaders and manufacturing researchers at the Lightweighting Conference at AMRC. The lightweighting conference provided deep insights into the future of mobility through powerful presentations and real-world technology demonstrators: from machining thin wall aerostructures and additive manufacture of satellite components, through to innovative castings of complex airframes, the design of joints containing dissimilar materials, and one-way-assembly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://amrc.co.uk/files/document/287/1557763462_AMRC_LightWeighting_AGENDA.pdf
 
Description Feature article in Aerospace Manufacturing online magazine featuring FEMM Hub researcher Dr Jill Miscandlon titled "How cool is that" in June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Aerospace Manufacturing has grown to become the leading business-to-business publication that focuses on the design, production and supply chain elements of the civil, defence and space sectors. It is published 10 times each year, the magazine provides industry news and exclusive features on the latest technologies, along with comment from key aerospace organisations and industry figureheads. Distributed to over 16,000 decision-making industry professionals within Europe, Aerospace Manufacturing's informed editorial content serves as a regular source of vital information for those in the aerospace industry making the important decisions that will help shape the aircraft of tomorrow. In June 2021, Dr Jill Miscandlon, senior manufacturing engineer at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Professor Yuan from the University's department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, featured in an article which examined the cool ways to research fully-electric long-haul flights - combining low temperatures and manufacturing expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aero-mag.com/how-cool-is-that/
 
Description Feature article in Insider titled New project set to ensure clean energy solutions don't increase landfill waste 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article about the FEMM Hub's circular economy project featured in Insider.co.uk, Scotland's most authoritative business2business publication. Insider features regular reports, including a listing of Scotland's Top 500 companies, a quarterly listing of corporate deals and profiles of rising stars and leaders in the public and private sector. The article features an interview from Dr Jill Miscandlon, AFRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.insider.co.uk/news/new-project-set-ensure-clean-23598763
 
Description Feature article in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers titled Electric aircraft require a new engineering approach. We've started work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Feature article in the IMechE describing AFRC and University of Strathclyde's EEE departments' involvement in the FEMM Hub and their work on electrical machines for high integrity applications including propulsion systems for aircraft. Their aim is to revolutionise the design of these machines by bringing manufacturing to the start of the design process. The article describes the hub research which focuses on lightweighting electrical machines by using novel manufacturing techniques to manufacture non-active components.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/feature-electric-aircraft-require-a-new-engineering-approac...
 
Description Invitation to be topic editor - Editorial Board of Micromachines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Michael Farnsworth acted as a Topical Advisory Panel Member from February 2020 to February 2022 for the Micromachines Journal. The journal reported the following outcomes for 2021:
1. IF 2.891 (14.58% increase), rank Q2 (23/64; Category: Instruments and
Instrumentation);
2. Newly included categories: Physics, Applied; Chemistry, Analytical;
3. A total of 1603 papers published in 2021 (48.4% increase); published
its 5000th paper;
4. A total of 6335 citations (papers published in 2019 and 2020);
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.mdpi.com/journal/micromachines
 
Description Keynote presentation by Professor Ash Tiwari titled Transforming Foundation Industries at the Network+ Workshop (Online) Foundation Industries 4.0 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In February 2022, Professor Ash Tiwari delivered the keynote speech at the Network+ Workshop (Online) Foundation Industries 4.0.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Keynote speech by Professor Ash Tiwari at the 2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Ash Tiwari delivered a keynote presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing in January 2022 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing, abbreviated as I-4AM (pronounced i-forum), is a biennial conference series, intended to provide a platform to bring together all stakeholders in manufacturing and Industry 4.0, in particular those in academia and industry, in both India and abroad for them to deliberate on the nature, needs, challenges, opportunities, problems and solutions in this transformational area of endeavour. A specific focus of I-4AM is to provide a platform for exploring avenues for creating a vision of, and enablers for sustainable, affordable, and human-centric Industry 4.0, and to showcase cutting edge practice, research and educational innovation in this crucial and rapidly evolving area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/i4am22/
 
Description Launch of the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On Wednesday the 12th of June, The University of Sheffield hosted leading figures from academia and industry at the official launch of the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) Hub. Held at Factory 2050, part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the launch event was attended by 120 people from academia and industry. This included Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, at the University of Sheffield together with leading academics and industry figures from Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens-Gamesa, GKN Aerospace and funding partners.

The attendees at the hub launch heard presentations from the FEMM Hub industrial and academic partners on the opportunities and challenges in electrical machine manufacturing and the research activities proposed to address and overcome these challenges. They also participated in networking sessions and attended demonstrations of new industrial digital technologies within the advanced manufacturing facilities of the AMRC's Factory 2050.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/hub-launch/
 
Description One day short course titled "An Introduction to Electrical Machines" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The one-day course was intended to provide an introduction to electrical machines for Hub academic / research staff, Hub PGRs and individuals from Hub partner companies. It was attended by 32 delegates including several RAs from the hub and engineers from companies such as Romax, Dyson, NPL, Rolls-Royce, Siemens Gamesa and Protean Electric.

Although starting from an introductory level, there was sufficient content at an intermediate level to be of value to participants with some background in electrical machines.
Course description: Starting from the basics of electrical machines, including aspects such as the anatomy, construction and fundamental operating principles, the course will develop and understanding of the operation of different types of machines (induction, DC, permanent magnet, wound-field synchronous and reluctance machines). The course will cover loss mechanisms and thermal behaviour in machines. Although the course will not cover design methodologies per se, the various electrical / thermal / techanical / manufacturing trade-offs will be discussed and illustrated via case studies. The course will touch on the role of power converters in terms of their basic functionality as viewed from a machine perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participated in BEIS/UKRI visit ro AMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The AMRC and NAMRC at Sheffield hosted a large (~20) delegation from BEIS and UKRI. The visit included two round-table discussion (concerned with Productivity and Sustainability) at which the Hub perspective were represented by the G.W Jewell This was followed by a facility tour in which researchers from the Hub (Lloyd Tinkler and Alexei Winter) presented their research on automated coil winding and remote laser cutting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation on an expert panel during Enlit Europe Dec 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon was invited to attend Enlit Europe conference in Milan (Dec 2021). During the conference, she took part in two events, the an first Expert Interview: Working to Make Circularity a Reality and the second, participation on an expert panel titled Achieving a Circular Mind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enlit-europe.com/speakers/jill-miscandlon
 
Description Presentation at Recycle and Waste Management Conference 2021 titled Driving Electrical Machines into a Sustainable World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon of the AFRC presented at the 2021 Recycle and waste management conference. The conference is a collaboration between the two leading UK events for the waste, recycling and resource industries. The event attracted over 7000 visitors, 200+ speakers across 9 conference theatres, 150+ CPD accredited sessions, 600+ exhibitors, live material processing, 50+ vehicle demonstrations and exclusive free to attend networking events including the Local Authority Lounge, Women in Sustainability, private meetings, the Careers Corner and the Innovation Awards. Dr Miscandlon's presentation "Driving electrical machines into a sustainable world" discussed the research taking place within the FEMM hub, and the future manufacturing challenges in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rwmexhibition.com/rwm-2021/driving-electrical-machines-into-a-sustainable-world
 
Description Presentation at The Scottish Resources Conference 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon presented on day 2 of the Scottish Resources Conference during session two: Why is Carbon Management important and what's the role for our sector?
With the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere becoming a concern, the session looked at why carbon management is important to control and monitor the impacts and what the role is for our sector to reduce our carbon emissions? The session was chaired by Linda Ovens, CIWM Scotland Centre Councillor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.circularonline.co.uk/Webinars/scottish-resources-conference-2021-day-2/
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled An integrated approach for optimised manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Dr Jill Miscandlon presented An integrated approach for optimised manufacturing in a session chaired by Dr Alexei Winter (AMRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) based condition monitoring of electrical machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Professor Jiabin Wang of Sheffield University presented Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) based condition monitoring of electrical machines during a session chaired by Dr Mike Farnsworth (University of Sheffield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Flexible manufacturing systems for electrical machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Dr Lloyd Tinkler of Sheffield University presented Flexible manufacturing systems for electrical machines during a session chaired by Dr Divya Tiwari (University of Sheffield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Making sustainability an integral part of the design equation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Dr Jill Miscandlon presented Making sustainability an integral part of the design equation in a session chaired by Dr Alexei Winter (AMRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Manufacturing Challenges Faced When Producing Electrical Machine Coils From Hollow Conductors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Dr Steve Forrest of Sheffield University presented Manufacturing Challenges Faced When Producing Electrical Machine Coils From Hollow Conductors during a session chaired by Dr Divya Tiwari (University of Sheffield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Measurement of build-factors in cobalt iron state cores 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Professor Geraint Jewell of Sheffield University presented Measurement of build-factors in cobalt iron state cores during a session chaired by Dr Mike Farnsworth (University of Sheffield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Modular machines, performance and manufacturing challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Dr Glynn Atkinson of Newcastle University presented Modular machines, performance and manufacturing challenges during a session chaired by Dr Alexei Winter (AMRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the 2021 FEMM Hub Conference titled Monitoring and Inspection of Electrical Machine Manufacturing Processes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 13th of September 2021, the FEMM Hub held its first In-Person conference on the 13th of September 2021 at Austin Court IET in Birmingham. Over 50 attendees listened to presentations, networked and enjoyed a poster session. Professor Ash Tiwari of Sheffield University presented Monitoring and Inspection of Electrical Machine Manufacturing Processes during a session chaired by Dr Mike Farnsworth (University of Sheffield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://electricalmachineshub.ac.uk/femm-hubs-1st-in-person-conference-attracted-a-national-audience...
 
Description Presentation at the AMRC Tech Fellows conference in November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Lloyd Tinkler presented at the AMRC Tech Fellows conference (10/11/2021) covering FEMM Hub work to AMRC partner companies, e.g. Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Airbus. The Tech Fellows conference gave members an opportunity to learn about the progress and achievements of AMRC Research Groups and the outcome of completed board generic projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.amrc.co.uk/events/tech-fellows-conference-2020
 
Description Presentation at the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon presented the work within FEMM hub to a non-electrical machine audience at the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Conference 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the Advanced Propulsion Centre Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Spoke Event on the 13th of November in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact APC Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Spokes Symposium 2019

Power Electronics Machines and Drives technologies underpin the electrification of our energy and transport systems but to make them more effective it is essential to realise improvements in power density, costs of manufacturing, reliability and techniques for integration. The Advanced Propulsion Centres Power Electronic & Electric Machines Spokes symposium, looked at a holistic approach to developing these key technologies in tandem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.apcuk.co.uk/event/apc-power-electronics-and-electrical-machines-spokes-symposium-2019/
 
Description Presentation at the International Conference on Manufacturing Research titled Investigation of process dependencies on defect generation within electrical machine manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2021, Oswaldo I., Tiwari, D., Farnsworth M., Tiwari, A presented "Investigation of process dependencies on defect generation within electrical machine manufacturing" at the International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR2021 which was held virtually. The conference presentation was intended for a target audience from industry and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ebooks.iospress.nl/doi/10.3233/ATDE210051
 
Description Presentation by Professor Geraint Jewell at the IET Communities Live Webinar 'Impact of High Frequency Switching on Electrical Machines - Part 3' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This presentation was an invited contribution to a series of webinars on a specific topic with electrical engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation by Professor Geraint Jewell at the Rolls-Royce Community of Practice Meeting to introduction to the FEMM Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This general overview presentation was delivered to an internal community of practice event which draws on engineers from across Rolls-Royce with an interest in electrification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation during NMIS Insights Webinar- Manufacturing Scotland's Electric Future. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Jill Miscandlon presented FEMM hub research during the NMIS Insights Webinar. The purpose of this event was to engage SME's with the manufacturing challenges around electrification and show them how they can get engaged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR0a9NKmU8g&list=PLdnbrSQ2dyG3_JprL3vZ2ppN7XYqW4GE-&index=6&t=2085s
 
Description Presentation from the University of Strathclyde at the Winning the Weight Race: Opportunities and Challenges in Lightweighting event at the AMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The lightweighting conference provided deep insights into the future of mobility through powerful presentations and real-world technology demonstrators: from machining thin wall aerostructures and additive manufacture of satellite components, through to innovative castings of complex airframes, the design of joints containing dissimilar materials, and one-way-assembly. The University of Strathclyde presented on Day 1 of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.amrc.co.uk/events/factory-2050-conference-winning-the-weight-race
 
Description Presentation of FEMM Hub Research Video at the launch of the ITM Power / AMRC gigafactory project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The University of Sheffield and energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory. At the launch in Nov 2021, delegates were shown a video detailing FEMM Hub research specifically the work that AMRC did with Magnomatics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/university-sheffield-and-itm-power-announce-green-hydrogen-gigafact...
 
Description Presentation of Rolls-Royce Activities in FEMM 2021 at an internal Rolls-Royce meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Company-specific presentation to invited Rolls-Royce personnel from across the company to both provide an overview of general FEMM activities and present in detail Rolls-Royce funded aligned projects outcomes in 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation of the Electrical Machines Research at AMRC during the AMRC / Airbus Quarterly Strategy Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This presentation included 6 slides (~40% of overall presentation) on the research activities of the FEMM hub and the capabilities of the equipment established in GC2.3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Press article in Digit titled AFRC to Join New Hub to Advance Electrification in UK Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DIGIT is Scotland's leading technology media & events company, dedicated to providing tech news, views, opinion for IT & Digital users & consumers. They have developed partnerships spanning industry, academia, government, membership groups, regulatory bodies and innovation centres. In Feb 2019, an article was published highlighting AFRC's involvement in the FEMM hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.digit.fyi/afrc-to-join-new-hub-to-increase-electrification-in-the-uk/
 
Description Press article in Enlit titled Electricity's circular economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In April 2021, Enlit (end-to-end platform that addresses every aspect of the energy transition) featured an article on the new Circular Economy workpackage titled Electricity's circular economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.enlit.world/decarbonisation/electricitys-circular-economy/
 
Description Press article in Manufacturing Management titled AFRC project explores role of circular economy published on 3rd of March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An article in Manufacturing Management which describes how a more sustainable life cycle for electrical machines will be developed through FEMM Hub research, with an aim to adopt a circular economy approach that loops the materials back into manufacture at the end of life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.manufacturingmanagement.co.uk/content/other/afrc-project-explores-role-of-circular-econo...
 
Description Press article on the HVM Catapult webpage highlighting AFRCs involvement in the FEMM Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The press article highlighted The University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering involvement in forming the Scottish arm of the FEMM hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hvm.catapult.org.uk/news/the-future-is-electric-afrc-part-of-new-hub-launched-to-increase-el...
 
Description Press release showcasing FEMM Hub researcher Dr Jill Miscandlon during "This is Engineering Day" 3rd of November 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) is a UK-wide partner network with world class capability in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) research. The DER-ICs encourage industries to collaborate with our network of excellence in academia and Research Technology Organisations (RTOs), growing this capability, and promoting this both in the UK and overseas to transform the UK into a PEMD exporter.

For This is Engineering Day, they showcased PEMD researchers from across their network, and the vital work they are doing to combat climate change. FEMM Hub researcher Jil Miscandlon was featured in this article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.der-ic.org.uk/post/this-is-engineering-day-2021
 
Description Professor Geraint Jewell presented at the Driving the Electric Revolution 'Engage with' series in June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This is a series of presentations organised and promoted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in which various organisations and companies present an overview of their capabilities in the field of Power Electronics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual presentation at ICEM 2020 - Opportunities and challenges of employing heat-pipes in thermal management of electrical machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Rafal Wrobel presented at ICEM 2020 (Gotenberg Sweden). The conference was moved to an online platform due to Covid-19. Dr Wrobel presented the following paper "Opportunities and challenges of employing heat pipes in thermal management of electrical machines"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Virtual presentation at IEEE ECCE 2020 - A feasibility study of heat pipes for thermal management of electrical machines. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Rafal Wrobel presented at IEEE ECCE 2020. This conference was moved to a virtual platform due to Covid-19. The paper presented was titled "A feasibility study of heat pipes for thermal management of electrical machines".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Virtual presentation by Hub Director at the UK Manufacturing Forum workshop (25th of March 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Geraint Jewell was invited to attend and present at the UK Manufacturing Forum workshop to discuss recommendations for government for higher impact investment in the UK's research and innovation ecosystem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual presentations at UK Magnetics Society Online Conference - 25th/26th of August 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three of our PhD students - Charlie Scott, Leigh Paterson and John McKay - each presented at the UK Magnetics Society Virtual Conference 2020.

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, this conference was moved online. The conference offered a platform to students working in magnetics related subjects to talk about their research and work. The students also engaged in several talks from academics and industrialists which included FEMM Hub investigator Professor Barrie Mecrow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukmagsoc.org/events/magnetics-students-online-conference/