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Key Issues
The links between technological change, innovation and productivity (automation)
How investment in technological innovation (product and process) can be a source of
competitive advantage for UK manufacturers
Innovation as an opportunity
Technological change and globalisation
- Impact on manufacturing location and organisation
Key Terms
- The…

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Many informed observers believe that manufacturing is on the verge of a 'new industrial


UK car production has risen to 1.6m vehicles, with over 80% exported
From 2000-2013 the automotive sector has accounted for an average of 0.7% of UK GVA
and 5.9% of UK…

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- 2009 = 1,816
- 2010 = 5,978
- 2011 = 23,265
A survey of 100 top
revealed that two-
thirds are using 3D
The global market
for 3D printers and
services is expected
to grow from $2.5
billion in 2013 to
$16.2 billion in 2018
- Compound…

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annual rate of
growth of more
than 18%
The graph shows
that whilst
as a whole has
grown, the
textile sectors
have been in
sharp decline
since the `80s
The chart
indicates that
there has been
an 8% drop in the
production of
textiles, clothing
and leather goods…

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One of the first to create wearable, 3D printed pieces
Customers design bikinis on their website, specifying their body shapes and measurements
The company then uses nylon to print out each unique order
"Gives everyone access to creativity" so many companies will be using this in the future


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15-4-growth-dashboard.pdf- Manufacturing in the UK statistics
d-printing.html- Manufacturing and 3D printing
ys/ - companies using 3D printing
ends.htm#page=1h ­ Automotive Technology
-Fashion and technology industry statistics
ext-big-thing-to-hit-fashion/- 3D printing and fashion 3D printing
and fashion
183998/ -…


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