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 …

Visit from St. Peters RC High School, Manchester

We had the pleasure of welcoming 14 pupils in Year 8 from St. Peter’s RC High School in Manchester as part of our Widening Participation outreach programme. Many thanks to …

Student visit to Manchester Institute of Sport

Our students recently enjoyed a trip to visit the team over at the Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport to see how they could use acquired data from equipment that …

Hazel Wood High School Visit

Thanks to all the pupils and staff for visiting PrintCity on Tuesday 13th February. Below is a gallery of photos taken to capture the event.