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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

01.02.17

Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.


With the HVM Catapult focusing on the use of innovative new processes, technologies and methods to develop the sit-ski, CFMS will assess aerodynamic performance through data collected by the HVM Catapult at an indoor testing session in October 2016, who are looking at data driven design and innovative manufacturing solutions to improve the equipment. CFMS will look at influences such as body position, equipment design and materials during the aerodynamic assessment to make the sit-ski more user friendly and lighter allowing the skier to achieve maximum performance from the new equipment.

The project is led by Mark Ireland, Senior Technology Officer for Cross Catapult Projects, who commented, “We are going to demonstrate how; low cost instrumentation can drive data driven design, simulation and modelling can work hand in hand with cutting edge manufacturing processes to deliver right first time components and ultimately show that even a complex process such as para-alpine skiing can be vastly improved through high value manufacturing technologies. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate that the technology works and is available now, increasing the uptake across industry sectors and helping to drive UK productivity.”

The HVM Catapult project team will test the new sit-ski design in March 2017 with Anna Turney, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and GB team mate Ben Sneesby, who made his Paralympic Games debut at Sochi in 2014.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project with HVM Catapult, applying skills and expertise in the area of aerodynamics, contributing to an improved and more efficient design of the sit-ski appliance, learning about the range of new technologies that British industry can access.”

For more information about the Sit-Ski project, click here and watch former Paralympic downhill skier Anna Turney take to the slope to capture the data needed for the project.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view the brochure here, call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

Media Contact

Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technology innovation in the UK. Our 7 centres across the country collectively cover the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from additive manufacturing to automation. Our centres offer open access to the leading edge industrial scale equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between industry, academia and government. We work with businesses of all sizes and all sectors to take risk out of the innovation process, turning ideas into commercial reality by bridging the gap between technology concept and real commercial value add.

For further information about how the HVM Catapult can help your business, visit our website, call 0121 5069780, email info@hvm.catapult.org.uk or follow us on Twitter on @HVM_Catapult
 

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  • 01.02.17
  • CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project
  • Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.

  • Read more.
  • 08.11.16
  • UK solar car racing team signs CFMS as sponsor, gets access to Cray supercomputer for car design modelling
  • Aerodynamics modelled using computational fluid dynamics - cuts testing from days to minutes

    The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.
  • Read more.
  • 07.11.16
  • Minister for Industry and Energy visits Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy visited Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), meeting with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, and HiETA Technologies, experts in Additive Manufacturing (AM).
  • Read more.

Event

  • 28.02.17
  • CFMS Big Breakfast
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), will be hosting its annual ‘The Big Breakfast Event’ on 28th February 2017, 8-10.30am. Held at Bristol and Bath Science Park, CFMS is inviting customers, members, partners, neighbouring tenants and businesses from Bristol and the surrounding area to join them for breakfast.
  • Read more.
  • 21.03.17
  • Introducing EPIC and HPC in the Cloud
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and Zenotech will be holding a breakfast briefing on the topic of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud as part of its facilitated breakfast series.
  • Read more.
  • 09.05.17
  • South Glos Expo
  • The Inaugural South Glos Expo will give sole traders, microbusinesses and SMEs based in South Gloucestershire and those wishing to become known in the area the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
  • Read more.
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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

01.02.17

Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.


With the HVM Catapult focusing on the use of innovative new processes, technologies and methods to develop the sit-ski, CFMS will assess aerodynamic performance through data collected by the HVM Catapult at an indoor testing session in October 2016, who are looking at data driven design and innovative manufacturing solutions to improve the equipment. CFMS will look at influences such as body position, equipment design and materials during the aerodynamic assessment to make the sit-ski more user friendly and lighter allowing the skier to achieve maximum performance from the new equipment.

The project is led by Mark Ireland, Senior Technology Officer for Cross Catapult Projects, who commented, “We are going to demonstrate how; low cost instrumentation can drive data driven design, simulation and modelling can work hand in hand with cutting edge manufacturing processes to deliver right first time components and ultimately show that even a complex process such as para-alpine skiing can be vastly improved through high value manufacturing technologies. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate that the technology works and is available now, increasing the uptake across industry sectors and helping to drive UK productivity.”

The HVM Catapult project team will test the new sit-ski design in March 2017 with Anna Turney, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and GB team mate Ben Sneesby, who made his Paralympic Games debut at Sochi in 2014.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project with HVM Catapult, applying skills and expertise in the area of aerodynamics, contributing to an improved and more efficient design of the sit-ski appliance, learning about the range of new technologies that British industry can access.”

For more information about the Sit-Ski project, click here and watch former Paralympic downhill skier Anna Turney take to the slope to capture the data needed for the project.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view the brochure here, call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

Media Contact

Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technology innovation in the UK. Our 7 centres across the country collectively cover the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from additive manufacturing to automation. Our centres offer open access to the leading edge industrial scale equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between industry, academia and government. We work with businesses of all sizes and all sectors to take risk out of the innovation process, turning ideas into commercial reality by bridging the gap between technology concept and real commercial value add.

For further information about how the HVM Catapult can help your business, visit our website, call 0121 5069780, email info@hvm.catapult.org.uk or follow us on Twitter on @HVM_Catapult
 

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Event

  • 28.02.17
  • CFMS Big Breakfast
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), will be hosting its annual ‘The Big Breakfast Event’ on 28th February 2017, 8-10.30am. Held at Bristol and Bath Science Park, CFMS is inviting customers, members, partners, neighbouring tenants and businesses from Bristol and the surrounding area to join them for breakfast.
  • Read more.
  • 21.03.17
  • Introducing EPIC and HPC in the Cloud
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and Zenotech will be holding a breakfast briefing on the topic of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud as part of its facilitated breakfast series.
  • Read more.
  • 09.05.17
  • South Glos Expo
  • The Inaugural South Glos Expo will give sole traders, microbusinesses and SMEs based in South Gloucestershire and those wishing to become known in the area the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
  • Read more.

News

  • 01.02.17
  • CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project
  • Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.

  • Read more.
  • 08.11.16
  • UK solar car racing team signs CFMS as sponsor, gets access to Cray supercomputer for car design modelling
  • Aerodynamics modelled using computational fluid dynamics - cuts testing from days to minutes

    The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.
  • Read more.
  • 07.11.16
  • Minister for Industry and Energy visits Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy visited Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), meeting with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, and HiETA Technologies, experts in Additive Manufacturing (AM).
  • Read more.

CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

+44 (0)117 370 7700

info@bbsp.co.uk

Event

  • 28.02.17
  • CFMS Big Breakfast
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), will be hosting its annual ‘The Big Breakfast Event’ on 28th February 2017, 8-10.30am. Held at Bristol and Bath Science Park, CFMS is inviting customers, members, partners, neighbouring tenants and businesses from Bristol and the surrounding area to join them for breakfast.
  • Read more.
  • 21.03.17
  • Introducing EPIC and HPC in the Cloud
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and Zenotech will be holding a breakfast briefing on the topic of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud as part of its facilitated breakfast series.
  • Read more.
  • 09.05.17
  • South Glos Expo
  • The Inaugural South Glos Expo will give sole traders, microbusinesses and SMEs based in South Gloucestershire and those wishing to become known in the area the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
  • Read more.

News

  • 01.02.17
  • CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project
  • Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.

  • Read more.
  • 08.11.16
  • UK solar car racing team signs CFMS as sponsor, gets access to Cray supercomputer for car design modelling
  • Aerodynamics modelled using computational fluid dynamics - cuts testing from days to minutes

    The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.
  • Read more.
  • 07.11.16
  • Minister for Industry and Energy visits Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy visited Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), meeting with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, and HiETA Technologies, experts in Additive Manufacturing (AM).
  • Read more.
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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

01.02.17

Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.


With the HVM Catapult focusing on the use of innovative new processes, technologies and methods to develop the sit-ski, CFMS will assess aerodynamic performance through data collected by the HVM Catapult at an indoor testing session in October 2016, who are looking at data driven design and innovative manufacturing solutions to improve the equipment. CFMS will look at influences such as body position, equipment design and materials during the aerodynamic assessment to make the sit-ski more user friendly and lighter allowing the skier to achieve maximum performance from the new equipment.

The project is led by Mark Ireland, Senior Technology Officer for Cross Catapult Projects, who commented, “We are going to demonstrate how; low cost instrumentation can drive data driven design, simulation and modelling can work hand in hand with cutting edge manufacturing processes to deliver right first time components and ultimately show that even a complex process such as para-alpine skiing can be vastly improved through high value manufacturing technologies. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate that the technology works and is available now, increasing the uptake across industry sectors and helping to drive UK productivity.”

The HVM Catapult project team will test the new sit-ski design in March 2017 with Anna Turney, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and GB team mate Ben Sneesby, who made his Paralympic Games debut at Sochi in 2014.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project with HVM Catapult, applying skills and expertise in the area of aerodynamics, contributing to an improved and more efficient design of the sit-ski appliance, learning about the range of new technologies that British industry can access.”

For more information about the Sit-Ski project, click here and watch former Paralympic downhill skier Anna Turney take to the slope to capture the data needed for the project.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view the brochure here, call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

Media Contact

Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technology innovation in the UK. Our 7 centres across the country collectively cover the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from additive manufacturing to automation. Our centres offer open access to the leading edge industrial scale equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between industry, academia and government. We work with businesses of all sizes and all sectors to take risk out of the innovation process, turning ideas into commercial reality by bridging the gap between technology concept and real commercial value add.

For further information about how the HVM Catapult can help your business, visit our website, call 0121 5069780, email info@hvm.catapult.org.uk or follow us on Twitter on @HVM_Catapult
 

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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

01.02.17

Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.


With the HVM Catapult focusing on the use of innovative new processes, technologies and methods to develop the sit-ski, CFMS will assess aerodynamic performance through data collected by the HVM Catapult at an indoor testing session in October 2016, who are looking at data driven design and innovative manufacturing solutions to improve the equipment. CFMS will look at influences such as body position, equipment design and materials during the aerodynamic assessment to make the sit-ski more user friendly and lighter allowing the skier to achieve maximum performance from the new equipment.

The project is led by Mark Ireland, Senior Technology Officer for Cross Catapult Projects, who commented, “We are going to demonstrate how; low cost instrumentation can drive data driven design, simulation and modelling can work hand in hand with cutting edge manufacturing processes to deliver right first time components and ultimately show that even a complex process such as para-alpine skiing can be vastly improved through high value manufacturing technologies. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate that the technology works and is available now, increasing the uptake across industry sectors and helping to drive UK productivity.”

The HVM Catapult project team will test the new sit-ski design in March 2017 with Anna Turney, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and GB team mate Ben Sneesby, who made his Paralympic Games debut at Sochi in 2014.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project with HVM Catapult, applying skills and expertise in the area of aerodynamics, contributing to an improved and more efficient design of the sit-ski appliance, learning about the range of new technologies that British industry can access.”

For more information about the Sit-Ski project, click here and watch former Paralympic downhill skier Anna Turney take to the slope to capture the data needed for the project.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view the brochure here, call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

Media Contact

Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technology innovation in the UK. Our 7 centres across the country collectively cover the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from additive manufacturing to automation. Our centres offer open access to the leading edge industrial scale equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between industry, academia and government. We work with businesses of all sizes and all sectors to take risk out of the innovation process, turning ideas into commercial reality by bridging the gap between technology concept and real commercial value add.

For further information about how the HVM Catapult can help your business, visit our website, call 0121 5069780, email info@hvm.catapult.org.uk or follow us on Twitter on @HVM_Catapult
 

More news.

Event

  • 28.02.17
  • CFMS Big Breakfast
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), will be hosting its annual ‘The Big Breakfast Event’ on 28th February 2017, 8-10.30am. Held at Bristol and Bath Science Park, CFMS is inviting customers, members, partners, neighbouring tenants and businesses from Bristol and the surrounding area to join them for breakfast.
  • Read more.
  • 21.03.17
  • Introducing EPIC and HPC in the Cloud
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and Zenotech will be holding a breakfast briefing on the topic of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud as part of its facilitated breakfast series.
  • Read more.
  • 09.05.17
  • South Glos Expo
  • The Inaugural South Glos Expo will give sole traders, microbusinesses and SMEs based in South Gloucestershire and those wishing to become known in the area the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
  • Read more.

News

  • 01.02.17
  • CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project
  • Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.

  • Read more.
  • 08.11.16
  • UK solar car racing team signs CFMS as sponsor, gets access to Cray supercomputer for car design modelling
  • Aerodynamics modelled using computational fluid dynamics - cuts testing from days to minutes

    The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.
  • Read more.
  • 07.11.16
  • Minister for Industry and Energy visits Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy visited Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), meeting with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, and HiETA Technologies, experts in Additive Manufacturing (AM).
  • Read more.

CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

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CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project

01.02.17

Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.


With the HVM Catapult focusing on the use of innovative new processes, technologies and methods to develop the sit-ski, CFMS will assess aerodynamic performance through data collected by the HVM Catapult at an indoor testing session in October 2016, who are looking at data driven design and innovative manufacturing solutions to improve the equipment. CFMS will look at influences such as body position, equipment design and materials during the aerodynamic assessment to make the sit-ski more user friendly and lighter allowing the skier to achieve maximum performance from the new equipment.

The project is led by Mark Ireland, Senior Technology Officer for Cross Catapult Projects, who commented, “We are going to demonstrate how; low cost instrumentation can drive data driven design, simulation and modelling can work hand in hand with cutting edge manufacturing processes to deliver right first time components and ultimately show that even a complex process such as para-alpine skiing can be vastly improved through high value manufacturing technologies. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate that the technology works and is available now, increasing the uptake across industry sectors and helping to drive UK productivity.”

The HVM Catapult project team will test the new sit-ski design in March 2017 with Anna Turney, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and GB team mate Ben Sneesby, who made his Paralympic Games debut at Sochi in 2014.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project with HVM Catapult, applying skills and expertise in the area of aerodynamics, contributing to an improved and more efficient design of the sit-ski appliance, learning about the range of new technologies that British industry can access.”

For more information about the Sit-Ski project, click here and watch former Paralympic downhill skier Anna Turney take to the slope to capture the data needed for the project.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view the brochure here, call 0117 906 1100 or email info@cfms.org.uk

Media Contact

Alison Little: e: alison.little@cfms.org.uk, t: 0117 906 1100

About the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technology innovation in the UK. Our 7 centres across the country collectively cover the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from additive manufacturing to automation. Our centres offer open access to the leading edge industrial scale equipment, world-class expertise and an environment of collaboration between industry, academia and government. We work with businesses of all sizes and all sectors to take risk out of the innovation process, turning ideas into commercial reality by bridging the gap between technology concept and real commercial value add.

For further information about how the HVM Catapult can help your business, visit our website, call 0121 5069780, email info@hvm.catapult.org.uk or follow us on Twitter on @HVM_Catapult
 

More news.

Event

  • 28.02.17
  • CFMS Big Breakfast
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), will be hosting its annual ‘The Big Breakfast Event’ on 28th February 2017, 8-10.30am. Held at Bristol and Bath Science Park, CFMS is inviting customers, members, partners, neighbouring tenants and businesses from Bristol and the surrounding area to join them for breakfast.
  • Read more.
  • 21.03.17
  • Introducing EPIC and HPC in the Cloud
  • The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and Zenotech will be holding a breakfast briefing on the topic of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud as part of its facilitated breakfast series.
  • Read more.
  • 09.05.17
  • South Glos Expo
  • The Inaugural South Glos Expo will give sole traders, microbusinesses and SMEs based in South Gloucestershire and those wishing to become known in the area the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
  • Read more.

News

  • 01.02.17
  • CFMS to participate in High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Sit-Ski Project
  • Bristol, 1st February 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) today announced it will be participating in the Sit-Ski Project, led by the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Working with two Great Britain (GB) Paralympic downhill skiers, this exciting new project will showcase the best of British technology through a redesign of a customised sit-ski appliance, used by para-alpine skiers.

  • Read more.
  • 08.11.16
  • UK solar car racing team signs CFMS as sponsor, gets access to Cray supercomputer for car design modelling
  • Aerodynamics modelled using computational fluid dynamics - cuts testing from days to minutes

    The UK based solar racing team, Solar Team Great Britain, that is aiming to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has today announced it has signed the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, as a strategic sponsor.
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  • 07.11.16
  • Minister for Industry and Energy visits Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy visited Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), meeting with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a specialist in high value design capability, and HiETA Technologies, experts in Additive Manufacturing (AM).
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