We’re building the future, one layer at a time

PrintCity is a 3D additive and digital manufacturing centre based in Manchester, a city with a rich industrial legacy that is the UK’s biggest technology hub outside London. We’re home to manufacturing experts, designers, engineers and students on our MSc Industrial Digitalisation course. We collaborate with businesses, big or small, to make even the most ambitious ideas a reality.

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Embrace advances in technology and help shape the future with our MSc Industrial Digitalisation degree. Covering areas such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D printing, modelling and industrial sustainability, the course educates and develops industry-ready professionals with a variety of specialisms.

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From consultation and training to small scale production and larger jobs, we provide the expertise and facilities to make even the most ambitious projects a reality. We have close links with Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and support SMEs, national and international companies across the North West and beyond.

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Facilities and Equipment

PrintCity is equipped with a large range of facilities that will allow you to move from concept to finished product using in a variety of coloured resins, fibre-reinforced nylon, metal alloys and fully-coloured gypsum.

3D Platform 3D Systems Airwolf 3D Autodesk Autodesk Fusion 360 Formlabs MakerBot Replicator+ Markforged Photocentric Studio robo strata sys Ultimaker

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Student Case Study

When and why did you engage with PrintCity? I first engaged with PrintCity during my degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. I had designed a sports product, which I wanted to …

Max Jeffs
BA Sports Management, 2019 Graduate
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Business Case Study

“We can’t believe that our prototype is now built and in our hands. It’s incredible that we can design and 3D print something so quickly and the response so far has been overwhelming.”

Chris Guerin
Chief Executive Officer and founder at Xpllore
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Brendan Dawes Interview

Brendan Dawes is an artist and designer who has worked with some major clients. His success is down to many personal traits but none more than to remember that people …

Armie – Built to fight COVID-19

At PrintCity we wanted to help support the fight against COVID-19 in the most effective way possible. Over the last couple of weeks, we have witnessed some fantastic examples of innovation and …