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Systems Integration

Inspired by the recent successful mission of NASA’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, I am reminded of the importance placed on the reliability of systems technologies. more

Oct 18, 2017 4:08 PM david tolfree blog

Smart Manufacturing: Is it an Opportunity for the Future of UK Industry?

The word smart, like many others, has entered the lexicon of the digital world. Smart Manufacturing is a US term, synonymous to the European Industry 4.0 term. more

Jul 26, 2017 10:26 AM david tolfree blog

BIG DATA and Industry 4: What are its Implications for the Future?

In the early 1980s when powerful so-called super-computers were just becoming realised, communication and information technologies were still developing and were much less sophisticated than we know them now. more

May 23, 2017 11:02 AM david tolfree blog

About this Blog

David Tolfree is currently the MANCEF Vice President. He is a professional physicist with 40 years’ research and managerial experience working for the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority and Research Councils. He was the co-founder and director of Technopreneur Ltd, a technical consultancy company for the commercial exploitation of micro/nanotechnologies and a consultant to UK government departments on micro/nanotechnologies. He is one of the founding members of MANCEF and the UK Institute of Nanotechnology and is now a member of the UK KTN. David has 169 publications, including roadmaps, newspaper, conference proccedings, magazine and journal articles and books. He has given interviews on television and radio on micro/nanotechnologies, and is an editor and reviewer for a number of related scientific journals. He currently serves on the editorial Advisory Board of the International Commercial Micro Manufacturing Magazine.