Manufacturers speak out about uncertainty - Advanced Engineering Birmingham

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Manufacturers speak out about uncertainty

~ New report by Advanced Engineering gauges the voice of industry ~

Ahead of this year’s show, Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals, has launched a new report gauging uncertainty in the engineering sector. The report, entitled Voice of Industry, brings together the experiences of leading manufacturers, on topics ranging from Brexit and the skills shortage to the rise of electric vehicles and product innovation.

The Voice of Industry report delves into the unique challenges that businesses have faced in the last two years and explores the positive results they’ve had in overcoming uncertainty. It features Q&A-style interviews with senior figures in a variety of engineering businesses including Renishaw, Atlas Copco, Kawasaki Robotics and others.

The report opens with a foreword from Mike Wilson, Managing Director of KUKA UK and Ireland as well as Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA). In it, Wilson challenges the conventional view that uncertainty should be a fact of life.

“The UK is well known as a source of excellence in engineering and innovation. We are the home for leading global businesses such as Rolls Royce and BAE Systems as well as many much smaller, highly creative engineering companies,” explainsWilson. “The current economic climate is uncertain, but I have confidence the resilience of our engineering sector will weather the changing environment and may well become stronger as a result.”

The report also interviews one of these smaller companies, Xi Engineering, a digital twinning company that uses its multi-physics simulations to help businesses speed up innovation. “We offer services like simulation that help our customers create accurate models that represent the real world,” explains Mark-Paul Buckingham, Managing Director of Xi Engineering.

“These simulations offer a robust test-bed for companies to trial various scenarios that would take much longer if done manually.As a result, we’ve helped companies innovate in a wide variety of sectors, from high-end audio and automotive to renewable energy and transport.”

This year’s Advanced Engineering show, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 30–31 October, 2019, will also feature an Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone will give UK start-ups the chance to exhibit for free, showcasing the latest innovations to the market.

To download the Voice of Industry report, or to find out more about what’s on offer at this year’s Advanced Engineering show, visit the website and register your attendance at the show today.

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Image caption: Advanced Engineering is on the lookout for start-ups to showcase their inventions as part of its innovation zone

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About Advanced Engineering: Bringing together thousands of attendees from OEMs, tier 1 manufacturers, and supply chain partners, Advanced Engineering is the UK’s largest annual advanced engineering and manufacturing event.
With a two-day attendance of some 15,000 engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering promotes supply chain business and technology transfer across aerospace, automotive, medical technology, energy, and indeed any sector that involves high-value manufacturing, R & D and innovation.

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