The Qimtek Blog

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

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    How to become an unsuccessful Qimtek member

    Sarah Venning Friday, March 23, 2018

    Despite best efforts to make our live lead service universal for all to use, Qimtek’s membership just isn’t for everyone – I call it the Marmite effect. Some love us, some hate us. Success, often being the deciding factor. But why is this?

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    Additive Manufacturing and the Medical Industry

    Sarah Venning Friday, March 9, 2018

    Last year, I attended the TCT Show at Birmingham NEC - an event dedicated to additive manufacturing services. When you consider the nature of the hospital environment, there are thousands of potential applications for 3D printing within the medical industry.

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    GDPR: Headache or Opportunity?

    Karl Wigart - Owner Friday, February 23, 2018

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    Southern Manufacturing 2018

    Sarah Venning Friday, February 9, 2018

    Southern Manufacturing, hosted at the FIVE Exhibition Centre in Farnborough, is a manufacturing exhibition dedicated to subcontract engineering, with both the aerospace and automotive industries heavily represented.

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    Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index - Quarter 4, 2017

    Karl Wigart - Owner Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Qimtek CMI Index of Subcontract Manufacturers purchasing spend for quarter 4 2017

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    Why should you be certified to ISO 9001?

    Geoff Gandy Thursday, January 11, 2018

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    Your Guide to Engineering Exhibitions in 2018

    Sarah Venning Thursday, January 4, 2018

    If you’re looking to exhibit within the coming year, then here are a few dates to consider for your 2018 diary.

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    Calling New Companies with Confidence

    Dean Munkley - Sales & Marketing Manager Friday, December 8, 2017

    Calling New Companies with Confidence - Streamlining Your Engineering Company’s Sales Process: Part 3

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    A Day in the Life of a Qimtek Sourcing Advisor

    Sarah Venning Friday, November 24, 2017

    Qimtek’s sourcing team look after the manufacturing buyers who use our service to identify new subcontract engineering suppliers. Caroline Ogden has been with Qimtek for over 21 years and has a wealth of sourcing experience and knowledge. I asked her to describe a typical day on the sourcing team and to give some insight into her responsibilities:

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    Dispelling the Myths Behind the ‘Serious Warning’ Letters

    Sandii Smith - Membership Services Manager Friday, November 10, 2017

    As some of you may be aware, an anonymous individual has been sending slanderous letters to subcontract engineering companies and manufacturing buyers based in certain regions of the country. Subsequently, we would like to take the opportunity to dispel some of the claims made within this document and hopefully set the record straight for those that may be in doubt.