High Value Manufacturing Report

The UK’s High Value Manufacturing sector is estimated to be worth around £275 billion a year to the UK economy and a recent interim report looks to highlight the new areas of both challenge and opportunity on the HVM landscape.  

Produced by the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) the study offers an analysis of the sector’s strengths and threats and seeks to identify a vision of what the priorities need to be if the UK is to capitalise on these and support its growth.  For more information click the Read More button

Many of the challenges and opportunities derive from the digitalisation of manufacturing – using digital manufacturing technologies and systems to for example customise products and services and develop 3D printed electronics for the next generation of smart devices. 

Likely areas to impact the HVM landscape in the coming years including:

  • Greater investment in automation and robotics
  • National infrastructure projects in rail, energy and building and construction
  • Key sectors such as aerospace, automotive and defence strengthening their supply bases and developing new product and process innovations that could also benefit other sectors.

For more information and to download the full report click here http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/