Research and Development

Many SMEs cannot afford expensive research and development facilities and other companies may not have research specialists based in-house.

PrintCity can provide a wide range of support to address these challenges, from contract consultancy and funded PhDs to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). We’re particularly interested in developing innovation in product design, manufacturing and developing new materials for 3D printing.

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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Other Business Services

Consultation and Training

Additive and digital manufacturing is an ever-evolving area, with a wide range of new software and hardware on the market. This means purchasing the right equipment can be a daunting …

Design Consultancy and Rapid Prototyping

You can quickly turn an idea into a reality by working with our design experts, who utilise the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D print technology. Using these technologies …

Small Scale Production

The cost of 3D printing equipment is reducing monthly due to increased competition in the market. Where small-scale production runs were not cost effective a few years ago, they are …

Mould Making

Not all designs will be suitable for additive manufacturing, ‘traditional’ fabrication using moulds might be the way to go. Rapid production moulds can be an expensive and timely investment. However, …