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 and one of the UK’s biggest technology hubs. We’re home to manufacturing experts, designers, engineers and students on our MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing 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 Digital Design and Manufacturing 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

“I was able to make a leather dress with a shape that I would never achieve without 3D printed pieces.”

Natalija Siukstiene
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology
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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 …

Adventures in Additive – Kazakhstan teacher reflects on his PrintCity internship.

My name is Asset Rakishev, and I’m from Kazakhstan. I am a teacher at Karagandy Technical University, which is also the same university where I graduated, in the field of …

Build-a-Bear 2.0: PrintCity host Ingenious Outreach event with Alder Community High School

After a successful visit from Alder Community High School in April, they returned for another visit with their year 9 students. As student ambassadors, we played a more active role …

Foundations in Fusion: PrintCity engage with local school

Article by PrintCity Student Ambassadors: Bosco, Rhea and Simba In collaboration with widening participation, we had the honour of hosting an inquisitive bunch of students from Alder Community High School. …