Five Myths of

Indie Manufacturing

Adrian McEwen



Master Craftsperson


The Pace of Change

Hardware is hard.


High value manufacturing

Government support


Myth #1

The missing middle

Myth 2: The UK No Longer Makes Things

Myth 3: Move Fast or Lose

Myth 3: Move Fast or Lose

Myth #4

Innovation, support organisations and programmes will save us.

Myth #5

Hardware is hard.

Strategic Bootstrapping:

- Makerspace

- Networks of People

- Lifetime-, not