The PrintCity Blog

Our students are the lifeblood of our MSc Industrial Digitalisation course and PrintCity. Their varied backgrounds bring a rich, diverse mix of perspectives to the work that we do.

In the PrintCity blog, we strongly promote and support engagement with the ‘real world’ of business. Our blog posts capture their experiences in an informal way, including social outings, which strengthen their working relationship by undertaking activities that require teamwork.

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 …