About PrintCity

We are an innovative hub of additive and digital manufacturing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Working with a variety of businesses and individuals, ranging from students and researchers to small businesses and staff looking to upskill, we offer strong on-site support and industry connections within and beyond the University.

If you want to ‘go digital’ with your business, then we have the perfect place to start. All printed parts begin with a CAD file and we have a dedicated CAD area with 32 powerful machines running Autodesk Fusion 360.

On-site, we boast a large and varied range of 3D printers for manufacturing plastic and metal parts, coupled with facilities for investment casting of small metal parts such as jewellery (see the current list). We also have a broad range of associated technologies, including scanning, laser welding and laser-cutting. Our dedicated post-production area houses equipment to finish plastics and metals, to ensure your designs are ready to go.

Education is at the heart of PrintCity and we work across multiple disciplines within the University. Outside the University, we’re working with pupils and staff from schools and colleges to bring them up to speed about the very latest technology. So if you want to take your first steps into Computer Aided Design (CAD), study for an advanced qualification or see your designs come to life then please speak with us.

So if you want to take your first steps into Computer Aided Design (CAD), study for an advanced qualification or see your designs come to life then please speak with us.

Get in touch

If you're interested in working with us, or have questions about studying with us please get in contact.

 Telephone: 0161 247 6464

 Email: printcity@mmu.ac.uk

 Twitter: PrintCityMMU

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    PrintCity Staff

    Prof. Carl Diver

    PrintCity Director Carl is a Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and the Director of PrintCity as well as the Faculty of Science and Engineering Theme Lead for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. …

    Prof. Craig Banks

    Academic Lead Craig Banks is the academic lead at PrintCity and is Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. He …

    Alan Dempsey

    PrintCity Project Manager  Alan is the Project Manager and oversees all strategic planning and operations at PrintCity. Alan works across all of PrintCity’s research projects and supports the development of …

    Pete Gough

    Senior Lecturer: Programme Leader: MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing  Pete leads our MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing programme in addition to overseeing the postgraduate taught programmes in the Department of …

    Gary Buller

    Technical Specialist Gary Buller is a Technical Specialist with ten years of experience in Additive Manufacturing. His expertise spans areas such as file-fixing, 3D print production and print room management, …

    Mark Chester

    Product Development Specialist  Mark is the Product Development Specialist and operational lead on the Industrial Digitalisation strand in the Centre for Digital Innovation Programme. Within his role, he is responsible …

    Matt Whittingham 

    Technical Specialist Matt is a Technical Specialist working across the Banks Research Group, PrintCity commercial and academic projects. An alumni of the university with a MSc (Industrial Digitalisation) and a …

    Nicholas Hurst 

    Technical Specialist Nick is a research-focused Technician contributing toward several research projects delivered by PrintCity. Nick was a student on the MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing course and transitioned from …

    Emma Rothwell

    Technical Officer Emma is the Technical Officer overseeing the 3D printing production schedule, specialising in Additively Manufacturing for textiles. Her role focuses on managing the incoming requests, accepting, file fixing …