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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 …

Opening the toolbox: PrintCity delivers an introduction to digital tools with Fusion 360

On 13th May we were joined by the year 10s of Our Lady’s RC High School at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Print City. The year group were given a tour by …

Putting the CAD in Oasis aCADemy

Blog post written by Student Ambassadors Oliver, Chloe, Rhea and Bosco On 1st April at PrintCity, we had the chance to host 24 students from Year 9 and 10 from …

PrintCity collaborates with GM Higher and 4wardFutures to inspire students

PrintCity hosted 39 high school pupils last Friday for an exciting introduction to all things additive manufacturing, sustainability and circular economy. The visit was part of a collaborative event with …

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. …

Surface Design Show 2022

Surface Spotlight LIVE Manchester Metropolitan University’s 3D additive and digital manufacturing centre, PrintCity, is showcasing two Interreg NW Europe funded projects at the Surface Design Show’s Surface Spotlight Live 2022, TRANSFORM-CE …

MSc students visit to Manchester’s Hidden Creative

3D models are often manufactured using additive and subtractive methods, using 3D printers and CNC mills. These have their merits for visualisations and tactile feedback but they also have limits …

PrintCity Round Up – July Edition

Welcome to the PrintCity Monthly Round Up, the newsletter for keeping up to date with all aspects of PrintCity.  Each month we will be recapping what has happened across the different …

PrintCity Round Up – June 2021

Welcome to the PrintCity Monthly Round Up, the newsletter for keeping up to date with all aspects of PrintCity.  Each month we will be recapping what has happened across the different …

ShaRepair Workshop #3

Project Case Study: Enhancing a Dishwasher Power Switch Enclosure On 11th June, PrintCity once again played host to an online workshop to further knowledge in the repair of common household …

PrintCity Round Up – May 2021

Welcome to the PrintCity Monthly Round Up, the newsletter for keeping up to date with all aspects of PrintCity.  Each Month we will be recapping what has happened across the different …

PrintCity Round Up – April 2021

Welcome to the PrintCity Monthly Round Up, the newsletter for keeping up to date with all aspects of PrintCity.  Each Month we will be recapping what has happened across the …

PrintCity Round Up – March 2021

Welcome to the PrintCity Monthly Round Up, the newsletter for keeping up to date with all aspects of PrintCity.  Each Month we will be recapping what has happened across the …

MSc Industrial Digitalisation alumni recognised in list of 50 young manufacturers making the sector smarter

Three MSc Industrial Digitalisation alumni were recognised in the list Three former MSc Industrial Digitalisation students from Manchester Metropolitan University have been named in The Manufacturer’s list of 50 young people making manufacturing …

MSc Guest Lecture: Prof Jürgen Maier

“With any disruptive time, huge opportunities come with it. The more comfortable you can get with disruption, the more successful you will be” – Jürgen Maier

The Curious Case of the Banana Sticker

When you throw your banana peel into the food waste bin, do you remove the sticker first? The humble fruit sticker – a teeny-tiny piece of plastic – how could …

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE Celebrates a Successful 1st Year.

To mark the completion of its first year, project partners of BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE took part in a virtual, socially-distanced General Assembly – reducing the collective carbon footprint associated with travelling …

Making A Difference

By Gary Buller, Technical Officer, PrintCity Throughout the pandemic, PrintCity has been exploring how we can best assist in the fight against COVID-19. As a facility which is innovative, disruptive …

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 …

Hands-on with Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D printing with Atherton Community School

As part of a university widening participation initiative, PrintCity welcomed pupils from Atherton Community School to spend a day learning about computer-aided-design and additive manufacturing. When you print a document on …

PrintCity Invests in New SLA Technology

3D printing technology is changing on a weekly basis, with new processes and materials released regularly, it can be difficult to keep up.  At PrintCity, we ensure that we’re up …

Student selected from thousands to present at Autodesk University

Manchester Metropolitan University student Mark Chester from MSc Industrial Digitalisation has been accepted to deliver a hands-on training lab as part of Autodesk University in Las Vegas this November. Mark’s …

PrintCity makes its mark with metal

We are delighted to announce the arrival and commissioning of our new metal printer, the Markforged Metal X. We have spent a significant amount of time sourcing the best machine …

End of term sailing experience at Debdale Outdoor Centre

Our MSc students finished off the term with a sailing session at Debdale Outdoor Centre. While it was a bit chilly, we escaped the rain. Special mention to Rodrigo, Brett …

MSc Students visit the Autodesk Advanced Technology Centre

To conclude the final week of the autumn term, students enjoyed a day out to the Autodesk Advanced Technology Centre in Birmingham. We asked the students to summarise their visit …

‘Human Centred Design’ with Steven Parkinson – Autodesk Education UK

When we think about design, we tend to rush into what it could look like, how it could be made and what materials we could use. We basically make it …