On Tuesday 6th of June, the Subcon show for 2017 kicks off at the Birmingham NEC. Subcon is the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show and this year is not to be missed. The Subcon show will run alongside the Advanced Manufacturing and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show. The show is until 8 June so you have plenty of time to rub shoulders with the best of the best.
To remain competitive in the global market, everyone needs to source quality suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure solid contracts. The Subcon show 2017 is a great place to start. It’s a must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing buyers from a wide variety of industry sectors. These sectors include machining, sheet metalworking, casting and forging, to plastic moulding, composites and electronics.
The show has over 400 exhibitors, world class speakers and various free-to-attend conferences addressing key issues, best practice and technological innovation. Exhibitors at the event will be offering visitors a range of new services and capabilities following recent investments.
The machining services sector is strongly represented across the show. New services include a subcontract CNC cylindrical grinding facility at Perfect Bore and, as some of you may already know, new large-format, heavy-duty machining centres at our facility. We’ve also added a new 5-axis water-jet cutting machine to the PRV repertoire.
Exponential growth of Additive Manufacturing
Subcon conducted a recent survey on additive manufacturing and the results are astounding. Of all the respondents in the survey, a quarter said they’ve already used additive manufacturing or 3D printing. 85% believed that they are expecting to do just that in the next five years. It’s important to note that just a year ago, a mere 21% said they would use additive manufacturing in the next five years and only 35% said they might.
This trend is opening up a whole new market for subcontract manufacturing services. A third of the respondents said they would instead use an external supplier to produce these components. 37% of companies that have already used additive manufacturing for components use an external supplier.
See PRV Engineering at stand E15
PRV Engineering manufactures for an expanse of industries providing a vast range of products and services. Our top of the range equipment allows us to cut and machine all materials from wood, plastic and the very basic mild steels to the more exotics like, Monnel, Inconnel Hastalloy and Titanium.
With our multi discipline True One Stop Shop attitude, PRV Engineering are able to provide a complex and diverse range of products and services. As a result, we can meet and exceed our customer requirements from a single source with only one company to interact with and only one purchase order.
Visit the Subcon website to view and download the show preview brochure. I’m sure you are very interested to learn more. Come and see us at the Show and find out the difference PRV can have on your Purchasing Strategy.