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OVERVIEW
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
Automation
- The…

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



THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Background

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
manufacturers
revealed that two-
thirds are using 3D
printing
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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Compound
annual rate of
growth of more
than 18%
The graph shows
that whilst
manufacturing
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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Continuum

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

Bitonti…

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BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/How-3D-printing-impacts-manufacturing- 3D
Printing

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/396740/bis-
15-4-growth-dashboard.pdf- Manufacturing in the UK statistics

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2824142/two-thirds-of-industrial-manufacturers-use-3
d-printing.html- Manufacturing and 3D printing

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/3d-printing-10-companies-using-it-in-ground-breaking-wa
ys/ - companies using 3D printing
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the-hood/auto-manufacturing/5-auto-manufacturing-tr
ends.htm#page=1h ­ Automotive Technology
http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/26/francis-bitonti-interview-fashion-technology-3d-printing/
-Fashion and technology
http://makeitbritish.co.uk/tag/statistics/-Fashion industry statistics

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelhennessey/2013/08/07/3-d-printed-clothes-could-be-the-n
ext-big-thing-to-hit-fashion/- 3D printing and fashion

http://www.tedxamsterdam.com/2013/07/3d-printing-the-face-of-future-fashion/- 3D printing
and fashion
http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/13/fast-fashion-how-3d-printers-are-revolutionising-the-catwalk-4
183998/ -…

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