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Editor’s comment for June 2019

I was fortunate to visit Vision Engineering earlier this year to discover more about its latest revolutionary 3D viewer.

In an era of political uncertainty dominated by our future relationship with Europe, it was heartening to visit a UK manufacturer that both designs and makes advanced technology that is sold on a global scale to some of the world’s most well-known electronic, medical and automotive brands.

It goes to show that UK companies can make a worldwide success of home-grown innovations if they make the right R&D, staff, investment, manufacturing, quality and marketing choices. In fact, when touring the company’s modern headquarters in Send, Surrey, it felt very much like visiting some of the most modern manufacturing facilities that I have encountered in other parts of Europe...

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