A Plan for Manufacturing Greener Technology

Engineering.com | March 08, 2019

A Plan for Manufacturing Greener Technology
With climate change concerns on the rise, so is the desire for greener technologies. In October of last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on the impact of global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report includes a section detailing how to keep global warming below the all-important 1.5 degree Celsius benchmark. In order to stay below this benchmark, greener technology that is more resource-efficient such as electric cars, planes, and wind turbines will be required. The problem with many of these technologies is that they face manufacturing challenges. This is where a group in the UK is hoping to make a difference.
Thanks to a USD $36.89-million (£28-million) investment, the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering will work together to create the Scottish arm of a hub which will combine knowledge of electrical machines with that of manufacturing. The aim behind combining these two backgrounds is that it will improve the manufacturing of many electrical machines, thereby increasing their efficiency and eliminating some of the current manufacturing challenges.

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