File: Science Research Council: Proposed Manufacturing Technology Institute

Scope and Content

Papers including a report produced in August 1975 by Professor B.J. Davies of the Department of Mechanical Engineering proposing the establishment of a department of manufacturing technology for reasons including the decline in the machine tool industry and the national requirement for manufacturing engineers. It was suggested that substantial funds and backing could be expected from the Science Research Council and the Department of Industry in support of the proposal. The file includes notes of a meeting of the Manufacturing Technology Institute Working Party in June 1974.