MSC R&D is attending MACH 2018 taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from the 9th to 13th April to review the latest trends in engineering-based manufacturing technologies.
UK manufacturers provide Britain’s link to the world, our future source of income and supports higher living standards. The sector has continued to climb up the rankings of global producers moving from 9th to 8th in the latest statistics. Manufacturing contributes £6.7 trillion to the global economy. In the UK, the industry makes up 11% of GVA, 44% of total UK exports, 70% of business R&D, and directly employs 2.6 million people.
The top manufacturing trends for 2018 are The Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Automation and Augmented Reality.
In manufacturing, the use of virtual reality eliminates the extra work, which improves efficiency by streamlining the process, allowing the customer to see what something will look like with a definitive cost and size instantaneously. Automation helps to reduce the elapsed time between customer order and product deliver as well as eliminating routine manual and clerical tasks, thus improving worker safety.
With extensive experience in obtaining UK and EU funding for manufacturing technologies, MSC R&D helps to turn your project ideas and concepts into real life innovation. To find out how MSC R&D can support you, contact us today!
For more information about MACH 2018 visit: http://www.machexhibition.com/