Manufacturing news roundup: additive manufacturing & energy

This week, we heard about the challenges in manufacturing from Jeremy Leonard of Oxford Economics & the sustainable benefits of additive manufacturing

The impact of inflation, energy costs & tax on manufacturing

Jeremy Leonard, Managing Director of Global Industry Services at Oxford Economics, on the three biggest challenges weighing on the manufacturing industry.

"2022 was an unforgettably tumultuous year, providing the manufacturing industry with several challenges, and, while ONS data revisions have shown that the post-pandemic recovery of the sector was stronger than initially thought, the UK’s industrial production has been declining steadily since the middle of 2021. 

"The weakness witnessed last year resulted in an estimated 2.5% decline, and it is expected that we will see a further contraction of over 2% in 2023. The combined impacts of inflation, energy costs and tax policy all weighed on the industry, but just how heavily will these factors continue to be a threat over the year ahead, and are there any mitigating factors?"



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Fabian Alefeld, Manager of EOS, on additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing offers responsible manufacturing solutions & can help businesses become more sustainable, says Fabian Alefeld, Manager of EOS.

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