Leonardo da Vinci: the first systematic study of friction

Monday 9 May 2016

Friction is immensely important to us – without it, for example, we could not walk or even crawl – yet it is only 50 years since a special word –  ‘tribology’ – was first coined to describe its study.

Liquid assets

Thursday 24 March 2016

Understanding fluids and their behaviour is key to developing new manufacturing processes and a wide range of applications. Professor Ian Hutchings, Head of the Inkjet Research Centre, and Dr Ronan Daly, Head of the Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing Group, explain how the IfM’s research in this area has evolved over the last ten years – and where they see it heading.

50 years of tribology

Monday 14 March 2016

From wind farms to data storage, from deodorants to floor tiles, tribology is involved in many aspects of modern life – yet most people have never heard of the word, let alone know what it means.

50 years of manufacturing at Cambridge

Monday 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.

3D printing: The shape of things to come?

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Dr Simon Ford, from IfM’s Centre for Technology Management, explains why we need to take a clear-eyed view of this much hyped technology if it is to realise its potential.

Researchers develop printable lasers

Thursday 20 September 2012

A way of printing lasers using everyday inkjet technology has been created by scientists. The development has a wide range of possible applications, ranging from biomedical testing to laser arrays for displays.

Inkjet Research Centre is part of a new collaborative research centre

Friday 31 August 2012

The IfM's Inkjet Research Centre is a partner in the KACST-Cambridge Research Centre, studying the application of inkjet technology in additive manufacturing.

Solved: one of the ink-jet printing industry's greatest challenges

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Scientists at the IfM have developed a method for predicting whether a filament of fluid will condense along its length into a single droplet, or collapse into multiple droplets.

Ian Hutchings awarded the Staudinger-Durrer Prize and Medal

Tuesday 3 July 2007

Professor Ian Hutchings, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the IfM, gave the Staudinger-Durrer lecture at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) where he was awarded the Staudinger-Durrer Prize and Medal.

IfM research associate wins Epson Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

Monday 5 June 2006

IfM research associate Dr Steve Hoath from the Production Processes Group has won the Epson Photography Competition.

EPSRC awards £2m for major university/industry collaboration in the ink jet sector

Friday 22 October 2004

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a new research grant of just under £2m to a major university/industry collaboration in the ink jet sector.

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