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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

Key information you should know about the Advanced Manufacturing sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • Advanced Manufacturing has turnover of £79.49bn, meaning it is our 11th largest RTIC, and our 48th fastest growing sector.
  • The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Advanced Manufacturing sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • Advanced Manufacturing is in our top 10 for regional diversity.
11,941
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£94,611,258,163
TOTAL TURNOVER
263,766
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£9,638,790,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£346,108,370
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
1.0%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

Advanced Manufacturing verticals

Our Advanced Manufacturing RTIC is made up of 15 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Advanced Measurement, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0065 Advanced Manufacturing 11941 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.

      274 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.

      546 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Augmented and Virtual Reality

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

      194 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.

      1325 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Computer Aided Manufacturing

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

      2344 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

      970 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Data Services

      Companies using data to drive efficient and responsive production systems.

      438 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Digital Design

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

      1857 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Digital Twins

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

      121 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Forging

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

      1965 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

      1646 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.

      474 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.

      559 companies
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Prototyping

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

      1874 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

      996 companies

Advanced Manufacturing industry growth

We estimate that the UK Advanced Manufacturing sector could be worth almost £82bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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– Key insights & trends

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