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The IET produce new High Value Manufacturing Videography
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult was set up to address the increasing concern that UK innovation is failing to get to market and that often UK discoveries are being exploited and commercialised oversees. The IET has produced for the HVMC a new videography that will be used to promote the Catapult, its capabilities and vital role it is playing for UK businesses large and small.

The IET’s first “Sector Debate” – additive manufacturing
Hardly a day seems to go past where Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing doesn’t appear in the press. In the first of a new series for The IET Gordon Attenborough chairs a interrogation of additive manufacturing in this televisual style debate.

Investors learn more about little-known ‘jewel in the crown’ of UK engineering, the SMEs of Motorsport Valley
SMEs from the UK’s booming £9 billion global motorsport industry presented to the City by the Motorsport Industry Association at an investment showcase.
High-value manufacturing catapult, 2 years in…
We report from our visit to the HVM Catapult at the Farnborough International Airshow and hear from CEO Dick Elsy and Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP, on the progress made 2 years into this government backed initiative to support UK innovation.

The 9th International Conference for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
This year’s International Conference for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing was the conference’s 9th and the team’s collective knowledge and experience really shone through. Priding itself on bringing together industry experts, it did not disappoint. The event room at the Nottingham Belfry was bursting at the seams with more than 300 people in attendance hailing from more than 20 countries and including 21 exhibitors.

First draft of UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy
The Robotics & Autonomous Systems SIG, set up by the Technology Strategy Board,  have spent the last 18 months road mapping across the breadth of the RAS sector and building a draft strategy for Robotics & Autonomous Systems for the UK.

The Gamification of Manufacturing
With the skills shortage regularly featuring as the number one concern in engineering, could the latest research at Cranfield University come to the rescue of the skill starved manufacturing industry of the future?

Modern manufacturing in the UK- New reports showcases the perspective of manufacturers
In May the IET launched the report An insight into modern manufacturing at One Birdcage Walk. Produced in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the report aims to build a realistic picture of the issues that confront industry and to point to areas where Government can help UK manufacturing to become globally competitive.

Previous articles and reports
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Brian Holliday, Divisional Director - Industry Automation, Siemens plc

Brian Holliday

From: National Manufacturing Debate 2013, Cranfield University, 21st May 2013

2013-05-21 Manufacturing Channel

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Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Dick Elsy

From: National Manufacturing Debate 2013, Cranfield University, 21st May 2013

2013-05-21 Manufacturing Channel

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Manufacturing recovery gathering pace
20 September 2013
Manufacturing order books are at their fullest since the start of the financial crisis and car production has leapt ahead, according to the latest figures.

Manufacturing 'surge' in UK and Eurozone
2 September 2013
A “surge” in activity at UK manufacturing firms has been mirrored by the fastest rise in European factory activity in more than two years..

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