The Qimtek Blog

We are a dedicated team of experts watching, thinking and talking about the UK manufacturing industry.

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    Is Qimtek Membership Right For You?

    Sarah Venning Friday, December 7, 2018

    If you’re considering joining the Qimtek membership to win new business and grow your customer base, then great! We can provide you with a steady stream of live engineering projects that match your in-house capabilities, complete with buyer contact details and technical drawings. However, our membership is not suited to everyone so before you take the plunge, it’s worth asking yourself the following questions.

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    What Is a Patent? How To Protect Your Invention

    Sarah Venning Friday, November 30, 2018

    During the conception and development stages of a new invention, many companies and inventors start to wonder how patents work and how long a patent is good for. So what is a patent? What can you patent? And what does a patent protect?

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    Understand the Maths of Selling

    Dean Munkley - Sales & Marketing Manager Friday, November 16, 2018

    It can be easy to become overwhelmed by your sales targets - an affliction which strikes everyone within the sales arena from time to time. Luckily, the maths of selling can be used to see the bigger picture and identify the smaller steps needed to achieve your sales goals.

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    The skills gap is one of the most prevalent pandemics threatening the survival of the UK manufacturing industry. With the UK now ranking as the ninth-largest manufacturing nation in the world, it’s essential that we encourage the younger generations to consider STEM-based careers. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week does just that, by changing young people’s perceptions of engineering and inspiring those who will inherit the industry.

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    Advanced Engineering 2018 Review

    Sarah Venning Friday, November 2, 2018

    As one of the most comprehensive events dedicated to the engineering and manufacturing sectors, Advanced Engineering has a lot to offer both exhibitors and visitors alike.

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    Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Qimtek’s Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) has reported an 18.6% rise since the referendum vote in June 2016. But does this growth dictate reports of heightened fear of Brexit’s impact on the UK manufacturing sector - or does it, in fact, support it?

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    Ada Lovelace and Other Famous Women in STEM History

    Sarah Venning Friday, October 12, 2018

    The second Tuesday of every October is Ada Lovelace Day, where the world celebrates the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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    The Number of Quotes It REALLY Takes to Win a New Customer

    Sarah Venning Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    We all know new business can be tough, but is much of the discouragement we experience down to underestimating the length of the sales cycle?

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    TCT Show Birmingham 2018 Review

    Sarah Venning Friday, October 5, 2018

    As the UK’s largest event dedicated to additive manufacturing and 3D printing, the TCT Show has an unrivalled reputation within the industry. So how did the TCT Show 2018 stack up?

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    Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index - Quarter 3, 2018

    Karl Wigart - Owner Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Following a similar trajectory to the Markit CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index, quarter 3 shows a busy July, followed by an incredibly slow August. But will September’s attempt at a recovery be enough to drive positive growth for the manufacturing industry?