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Future me week
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26th January
10:00 to 11:30
10 You will earn 10 silver points for completing this activity.
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3D Printing for Beginners

26th January 10:00 to 11:30
In this workshop, students will receive an introduction and tour of our cutting edge facility. They will then be inducted on a 3D Printerm including the slicing software required to print files.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

Participating in this workshop is a great opportunity for students to explore the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. By learning about the global uses of 3D printing at PrintCity, students gain practical skills that are valuable in today’s industries. Operating the printers using Cura software during the hands-on session enhances their technical abilities. This experience not only enriches their academic journey but also boosts their competitiveness in the job market, providing an advantage in careers that involve additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

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In A Nutshell...

  • Explore Additive Manufacturing ... through hands-on experience at our PrintCity facility
  • Global Perspectives ... on the diverse applications of 3D printing in various industries
  • Interactive Learning ... with a detailed tour featuring sixty 3D printers across nine different technologies
  • Software Mastery ... with hands-on interaction using the Cura slicing software, a crucial tool in 3D printing
  • Practical Application ... cap off the workshop with a hands-on induction on an FDM 3D printer
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 10:00 to 11:30 on 26/01/24 - PrintCity—Manchester Metropolitan University—Turing House—5 Archway—Manchester—M15 5RL
    PrintCity Introduction, Tour and Induction