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Pushing design boundaries

26 April 2017

Young Design Engineer of the Year and MET alumnus Christopher Bellamy is using his innovative design skills to forge an exciting and diverse global career.

IfM lecturer recognised for teaching excellence

28 February 2017

Dr James Moultrie has been awarded one of the University of Cambridge's Pilkington Prizes - awarded to individuals who have shown teaching of exceptional quality.

Innovative waffle machine designed by IfM students competes for Dyson Award

10 August 2016

A revolutionary continuous-flow waffle machine designed by undergraduate students at the IfM has been entered into the James Dyson Award 2016 competition.

The alumni interviews: MET over lunch

10 November 2015

Jonathan Duck took the Production Engineering Tripos (PET) 1981-1983, when it was only in its third year. It was renamed the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) soon after.

50 years of manufacturing at Cambridge

26 October 2015

2015 is an important year for the IfM. This October sees the 50th annual intake of students on its MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management. This was a pioneering course when it was first conceived and its twenty-first century graduates are more sought after than ever. October 2015 is also when Professor Sir Mike Gregory retires after 20 years leading manufacturing research, education and practice at the University of Cambridge and we welcome his successor, Professor Andy Neely.

Former student wins international design award

30 September 2015

David Wolffe, who graduated from the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos in 1986, has been awarded 2015 Good Design Award.

Former MET filmed at the IfM

28 July 2015

Keno Mario-Ghai, who graduated last year, was filmed at the IfM for a television programme to go out on the Discovery Channel next year.

From Tripos to TripAdvisor

27 May 2015

Since leaving the Department of Engineering, where she pursued the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET), alumna Lily Cheng has had a whirlwind career that now boasts President, APAC, at TripAdvisor.

Alumnus Phil Sorrell helps revolutionise high street banking with mobile innovation

15 May 2015

Over a decade ago, Phil Sorrell set up FE-Mobile and with colleagues created the world’s first highly secure downloadable mobile banking platform, now used by millions worldwide.

From smoothies to Star Wars

05 January 2015

George Rose graduated with an MEng in Manufacturing Engineering in 2010 and explains how she has moved from smoothies to Star Wars.


IfM launches 3D printing lab for students

28 October 2014

The Institute for Manufacturing has added a new cutting-edge facility to its offering – its very own 3D printing laboratory, created to support Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design modules.

Putting the fun into computer programming with a robot that is a toy at heart

13 March 2014

John Ginger, a recent Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) graduate, is one half of a team developing a small robot to help children learn programming and robotics while they play.

Discovering the outsourcing potential of South East Asia

13 September 2013

Twenty-five MET students will travel to Malaysia to examine the area’s potential as an outsourcing destination – and they are inviting technology start-ups, manufacturing firms and academics to get involved in their project.

Three new lecturers for the new academic year

09 September 2013

The IfM welcomes three new lecturers as the academic year starts - Dr Ronan Daly, Dr Michael De Volder and Dr Chander Velu.

Students reveal their innovative product ideas at the annual Design Show

18 June 2013

On Wednesday 5 June, the annual Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design Show was held at the IfM, where third-year students displayed innovative products designed by them.

Excellence in Teaching Award for Tim Minshall

12 March 2013

Dr Tim Minshall, Senior Lecturer in Technology Management, has won a Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award.

IfM students help Siemens Mechanical Drives improve their business

19 February 2013

Four students studying with the IfM recently spent a fortnight at the Leeds factory of Siemens Mechanical Drives as part of their Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) course.

Tim Minshall and a group of MET students help CBeebies' Nina and the Neurons explain engineering

22 January 2013

Dr Tim Minshall was contacted by producers of Nina and the Neurons, a BBC programme aired on children’s channel CBeebies, to help them explain some engineering concepts to young children.

Student product designs unveiled at Design Show

07 June 2012

Eleven innovative design projects were on display at the Institute for Manufacturing on June 6th to mark the end of a year-long project.

IfM students win £5,000 in Cambridge University Entrepreneurs competition - Where Angels Dare 2007

02 July 2007

Manufacturing Engineering Tripos students recently took part in the final round of the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) Business Creation Competition ‘Where Angels Dare 2007’ with their business idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.

Cambridge engineering students display their design skills

04 June 2007

Manufacturing Engineering students at Cambridge University held their 2007 Design Show on Wednesday 6th June, displaying a range of new products that they have developed as part of their course, including a pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists.

IfM students triumph at international entrepreneur competition

01 March 2007

MET students have won an international competition for young entrepreneurs with their business idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.

IfM students win Oxbridge "Varsity Pitch" competition

05 February 2007

MET students from the IfM have beaten off Oxford rivals to win the 'Varsity Pitch' competition.

IfM students win Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Idea Competition

02 February 2007

MET students from the IfM have won the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Idea Competition with their idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.

Engineering students display their design skills

02 June 2006

Manufacturing Engineering students at Cambridge University held their 2006 Design Show, displaying a range of new products that they have developed as part of their course.

MET I Student George Hutchinson receives STEP Award

03 November 2005

George Hutchinson's research findings will provide a significant reduction in costs and have resulted in Weston EU Ltd saving £13K per annum.

Ex-MET student design wins British Standards Institution 2005 Environmental Design Award

07 September 2005

Peter Brewin, recently an MET student here at the IfM and now a design student at the UK's Royal College of Art has designed a shower which recycles water and promises to save householders money and energy.

MET Alumnus Wins IEE Manufacturing/IBM MEng Project Prize

01 December 2003

Aled Laugharne awarded IEE Manufacturing/IBM M.Eng Project Prize.

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