Institute for Manufacturing Design Show 2017



Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing’s (IfM) 2017 Design Show challenges Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) students to develop a new product, with real business potential.


Teams of three or four students in the first year of the two-year MET course have spent the past year working on their projects. Having first identified a customer need, they then researched the market, developed original design concepts and created a full business plan. The students are also encouraged to produce and show working prototypes wherever possible.

The MET course is a programme for 3rd and 4th-year Engineering students who have successfully completed the first two years of an engineering degree.

MET takes the best engineers and provides them with the management competence, business acumen and interpersonal and organisational skills they need to become world-class leaders.

The 2017 projects, which have generated some exciting new ideas and innovative technology, are outlined here.

Image: MET students Elena Odysseos and Ioannis Menicou demonstrate the WEB Composites team's weaving machine.

Reproduced courtesy of the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering


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