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.

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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

    Dr Carl Diver

    PrintCity Director Carl is a Reader in Industrial Digitalisation he is the University lead on Industry 4.0, sits on the Board of Directors at Gambica and is on the Editorial …

    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

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

    Pete Gough

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

    Ed Keefe

    Senior Lecturer Bio Edmund has over twenty years of industry experience as a CAD modeller, a 3D visualisation producer, and working with Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. He has worked primarily …

    Gary Buller

    Technical Team Lead  Bio With a background in commercial 3D print, Gary provides expert cross-faculty and external industry support, from the conception of ideas to finished products. He provides technical …

    Mark Chester

    Product Development Specialist (PrintCity Network) Bio Mark is the Product Development Specialist and operational lead on our PrintCity Network Programme. Within his role, he is responsible for helping companies in the …

    Dr Carly Fletcher 

    Research Associate (BIOPLASTICS-EUROPE project)  Bio Dr Carly Fletcher is a research associate at the Manchester Metropolitan University. In her current role, within the H2020 project: Bioplastics Europe, her research focuses …

    David Lacy

    Technical Officer (Research)  Bio David works on research as part of the Interreg CIRMAP project, which aims to apply the advantages of additive manufacturing to the construction industry. He is responsible for establishing …

    Matt Whittingham 

    Research Analyst  Bio Matt is a researcher working across ECO-I NW, PrintCity commercial and academic projects. An alumni of the university with a BEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and MSc …