Conference History

For over two decades it has been the main manufacturing research conference organized in the UK, successfully bringing researchers, academics and industrialists together to share their knowledge and experiences.  Initiated as a National Conference by the Consortium of UK University Manufacturing Engineering (COMEH) it became an International Conference in 2003.  COMEH is an independent body established in 1978. Its main aim is to promote manufacturing engineering education, training and research.  To achieve this, the Consortium maintains a close liaison with government bodies concerned with the training and continuing development of professional engineers, while responding to appropriate consultative and discussion documents and other initiatives.  COMEH is represented on the Engineering Professor’s Council (EPC) and it organizes and supports national manufacturing engineering education research conferences and symposia.

1985 Nottingham 1996 Bath
1986 Napier 1997 Glasgow Caledonian
1987 Nottingham 1998 Derby
1988 Sheffield 1999 Bath
1989 Huddersfield 2000 East London
1990 - None 2001 Cardiff
1991 Hatfield 2002 Leeds Metropolitan
1992 Central England  


 In 2002 the conference was accorded the title International (ICMR) to reflect the current trends in manufacturing engineering and to promote the exchange of research and engineering application experiences internationally. The ICMR, has since its introduction, incorporated the NCMR. The 7th international conference, ICMR 2009, incorporates the 25th NCMR. The host universities for ICMR have been:

2003 Strathclyde  2008 Brunel University 
2004 Sheffield Hallam 2009 Warwick University
2005 Cranfield 2010 Durham University
2006 Liverpool John Moores                                         2011 Glasgow Caledonian                                 
2007 De Montfort University