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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

What Happens when Fabrication and Assembly Based Firms Embrace

Emerging technology based medical devices undergo a series of clinical trials phases before being approved in the United States, Europe and many other regions and nations. more

Mar 29, 2017 10:09 AM Steve Walsh's column

SMART Cities of the Future

Humanity faces many challenges. For the first time, we possess the knowledge and technology to meet these challenges. more

Mar 29, 2017 9:21 AM david tolfree blog

In an article last year, I discussed abundance and the possibility of a future Techno Utopian World. Now I want to highlight the appearance of a truly transformative era. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:01 PM

Developments in micro technologies in this century have enabled the production of a wide range of smart sensor systems. more

Dec 8, 2016 2:12 PM

Can a Techno-Utopian world of abundance for all ever be achieved? This question provokes further questions and many answers. more

Oct 18, 2016 4:27 PM

During the last four decades there has been a huge growth in conferences covering almost every aspect of human endeavour. more

Sep 7, 2016 4:48 PM

Micro and nano sensors have moved over the past ten years to become not an industry oddity but the industry platform. more

Jul 28, 2016 10:28 PM electronics

In this article I want to raise awareness of the impending crisis resulting from the resistance of certain types of bacteria to antibiotic drugs. more

Jul 28, 2016 9:42 PM

One of the themes of the 2016 World Economic Forum (1) held in January at the Swiss resort of Davos was focused on ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. more

May 25, 2016 3:18 PM 1 Comments

In my columns I shall be reviewing new directions for those emerging technologies that are most likely to have a profound impact on manufacturing industries in the decades ahead. more

Apr 5, 2016 4:28 PM articles

I want to thank the editor for the opportunity to write a column in CMM. more

Feb 9, 2016 10:18 AM

The Micro, Nano, and Emerging Technology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) is a global organisation and is extremely active throughout the technology centres of Asia. more

Feb 5, 2016 2:21 PM articles

The 20th international COMS Conference was held in the attractive Royal City of Krakow on 14-16 September 2015. more

Nov 10, 2015 11:19 AM articles

Many articles have been written about the issues of manufacturing and marketing micro-nano products. They are often based on theory rather than hard experience. In reality, practice is very different from theory. more

Sep 2, 2015 4:08 PM articles

David Tolfree presents a brief historical review of its evolution from a few companies and practitioners back in the early 1990s to the thousands now engaged. more

Feb 11, 2015 2:48 PM articles

The 19th edition of COMS Conference, organised annually by MANCEF, took place in October in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, against the amazing backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains. more

Jan 9, 2015 2:56 PM articles

Before communication technologies, people met physically in villages and town centres to exchange ideas and trade. more

Jan 9, 2015 11:08 AM articles