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The Future of British Manufacturing starts here.

A collaboration between leading UK industry organisations focused on increasing the competitive advantage of UK Design and Manufacturing companies by removing the barriers to true productivity and innovation. Get instant access to the latest design and manufacturing technologies, student experts from the top UK Universities, links to key industry resources and the opportunity to network with your peers at events across the country. Join today and start your journey to increased competitive advantage!

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What is The Future of British Manufacturing Initiative?

The Era of connection is here! Products are becoming increasingly personalised, possessing incredible levels of intelligence and being produced using advanced manufacturing techniques. British manufacturing has an opportunity to place itself at the centre of this disruption, becoming a leading force in this 4th industrial revolution. In a world full of disruptors like IoT, additive manufacturing, robotics and machine learning, the traditional approaches to productivity, process and innovation are no longer enough.

What’s needed is a practical collaboration between leading industry organisations that helps you look beyond productivity and embrace design and manufacturing as a single connected discipline. We believe these core principles would drive a dramatic transformation in the UK if adopted, which is why we’re delighted to launch our UK manufacturing manifesto: Enabling The Art of The Impossible – How Britain can lead the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Asif Moghal,
Senior Industry Manager, Autodesk

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Member benefits

FOBMi Member benefits

Digital Strategy

Develop or enhance your digital strategy with this industry leading template.


Assess your readiness for the 4th Industrial revolution with this online tool.


Review your design to manufacture processes with one of our experts.


Evaluate which digital tools will boost your productivity
and innovation the most.

Digital Catalyst Program

Accelerate the adoption of those tools with student experts from the UKs leading universities.

Featured case study

Filament PD help companies develop new, innovative hardware products.

They use Fusion 360 to conceive, design and manufacture all in one place.

Future of British
Manufacturing Events

These events are your next step to learning how others are responding to the trends shaping the design and manufacturing industry and opportunities to network with leaders of other British design and manufacturing companies.

Upcoming events

Digital Catalyst Program

Have skilled student experts from the UK’s leading design & engineering universities develop your next innovative, connected product, free of charge to fast track your path to the future.

Readiness Assessment

Assesses your future readiness by completing this confidential 20 minute online assessment and receive a personalised report on the 5 key strategies to competitive separation and what you can do to improve your readiness.

Ready to fly the flag for British Manufacturing?

Become a Member today and join a growing community of British design and manufacturing leaders who are passionate about designing, making and selling great British products everywhere.