Weathering the storm – Brexit forces a filter manufacturer to rethink its supply chain

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U.K. Croft Filters being welded

Croft Filters Ltd, based in Warrington, U.K., has been designing and manufacturing customized filters for industry for more than 33 years. During that time, I’ve noticed that whenever a general election is called in the United Kingdom, the phone stops ringing, email inquiries drop off and the order book diminishes. Once the election is past, …


March/April 2014 | Volume 33, No. 2 Historically associated with plastics, additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing or formally as rapid prototyping, has undergone a number of transformations over the past 25 years. The technology has been used to produce everything from chocolate to musical instruments. However, recent advancements have expanded the potential …