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UK Advanced Manufacturing Industry

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What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Advanced Manufacturing is the term used to describe innovation within the manufacturing industry. Advanced Manufacturing within the UK can be used to classify companies that use innovative technologies and processes to increase production and productivity.

Typically, what’s different between traditional and advanced manufacturing is the use of versatile production methods that drive efficiency. This includes companies leveraging automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, software, AR & VR, digital design and other cutting-edge processes that add value in the manufacturing process.

Advanced Manufacturing helps to support a wide range of other industries, with techniques being used across electric vehicle production, robotics, pharmaceuticals and much more.

Advanced Manufacturing sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Advanced Manufacturing sector. The sector has a turnover of £121.4bn currently, has received £6.2bn of investment and the sector is growing at 3.9% per year.


Advanced Manufacturing verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Advanced Manufacturing industry today.

Our Advanced Manufacturing RTIC is made up of 15 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Forging. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0065 Advanced Manufacturing 11397 companies

    Companies using the most innovative technologies and processes to increase productivity, often in the highest value-add parts of manufacturing sectors.

    • Advanced Manufacturing: Advanced Measurement

      Companies which can complete the measurement of workpieces between operations with high speed, high efficiency, high accuracy and high flexibility.

      264 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Artificial Intelligence

      Companies leveraging AI and machine learning, manufacturers can improve operational efficiency, launch new products, customize product designs and plan future financial action.

      563 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Augmented and Virtual Reality

      Enhancing and augmenting existing product and service design and enabling entirely new techniques using virtual worlds

      212 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Coating Tech

      Companies offering services for covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate. The purpose of applying the coating may be decorative, functional, or both.

      1247 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Computer Aided Manufacturing

      Companies using software and computer-controlled machinery to automate a manufacturing process.

      2163 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Cutting and Machining

      Cutting is a technique where the operator moves a material (workpiece) such as metal and the tool in relation to each other in order to shape the workpiece into the desired form through shaving, drilling, etc

      975 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Data Services

      Companies using data to drive efficient and responsive production systems.

      487 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Digital Design

      Digital Design, Manufacturing & Services (DDMS) is a digital-first approach to the way products are designed, manufactured and operated.

      1667 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Digital Twins

      The digital twin is a virtual representation of the as-designed, as-built, and as-maintained physical product

      115 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Forging

      Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of a metal through hammering, pressing, or rolling.

      1748 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Forming

      Forming is a mechanical process used in manufacturing industries wherein materials (mostly metals) undergo plastic deformations and acquire required shapes and sizes by application of suitable stresses such as compression, shear and tension

      1529 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Industrial IoT

      The industrial internet of things (IIoT) refers to interconnected sensors, instruments, and other devices networked together with computers’ industrial applications.

      521 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Moulding

      A process that involves shaping a liquid or malleable raw material by using a fixed frame; known as either a mould or a matrix.

      524 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Prototyping

      Companies creating early samples, models, or releases of a product built to test a concept or process.

      1679 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics and Automation

      Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is software that is integrated with business processes in order to automate certain activities, minimize human errors, and maximize productivity

      933 companies

Advanced Manufacturing industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 3.9%, we expect that this sector could be worth £135.1bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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