The Qimtek Blog

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

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    6 Reasons Why ERP Software Makes Sense for Small Job Shops

    Greg Tracey - Director of Channel Sales Friday, August 23, 2019

    Here are six reasons why ERP software for small job shops makes sense.

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    Engineering Website Design: How to Build a Great Engineering Website

    Dean Munkley - Sales & Marketing Manager Friday, August 16, 2019

    If you’re looking for some ideas surrounding engineering website design, then you’ve come to the right place!

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    Despite the common dystopian film trope that centres around the rebellion and uprising of robots, this is certainly not the biggest fear surrounding automation in its current form. Many companies - especially SMEs - have resisted automation due to fears surrounding job losses, believing that robots will make the employment of humans obsolete.

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    Injection Moulding - Present and Future

    Kerry Beeby - Director Friday, August 2, 2019

    Although injection moulding appears to be a significantly advanced process used by many companies to achieve a high-quality finish at a competitive price, it’s really based on a simple, traditional method. This means that it lends itself to the old adage of ‘if it ain’t broke don't fix it’. Instead, we’ve simply introduced new technologies - and sometimes automation - to better the dependability and versatility of the manufacturing process.

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    R&D Tax Credits: The Facts

    Nat Mortazavi Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    By this point, most of us will have heard of Research and Development Tax Credits, either through submitting an application or on the grapevine. However, most companies are not fully taking advantage of this incredibly powerful funding mechanism.

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    3D Printing Helps to Separate Conjoined Twins

    Sarah Venning Friday, July 19, 2019

    Additive manufacturing has been making waves within the medical industry for quite some time, but this week, it has emerged that 3D printing has contributed towards the successful separation of conjoined twins.

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    Composites: A Design Revolution

    Sarah Venning Friday, July 12, 2019

    Composites have slowly risen in popularity to enable revolutionary advancements within a number of sectors, with no limit to the applications in which they are found. Here is an industry-by-industry breakdown of the ways in which composites are making headway.

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    Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index - Quarter 2, 2019

    Karl Wigart - Owner Friday, July 5, 2019

    The second quarter's Contract Manufacturing Index failed to deliver the same positive message as its predecessor - but what is causing this sudden slowdown?

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    Subcontract Engineers - Can You Afford NOT To Look For New Business?

    Calum Cox - Sales Executive Friday, June 28, 2019

    Subcontract engineering companies can often become complacent when it comes to new business, with not enough thought given to the future and too much focus put upon the present. This can prove to be a detrimental mindset that wreaks havoc upon the sustainability of a company’s long-term goals.

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    Industry 4.0 For SMEs: Where To Start?

    Sarah Venning Friday, June 21, 2019

    With innovation inevitably comes resistance and while the largest names in manufacturing have utilised 4IR practices with amazing results, can the same be said for SMEs?