Category Archives: The University of Manchester

BAE Systems 3D printing enables first ever flight using supersonically blown air

Drone development undertaken by BAE Systems in collaboration with The University of Manchester has reached a new landmark. Earlier in May this year, the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully completed trials proving the capabilities of its “flap-free” flight technologies. As a result, MAGMA is believed to have become the first vehicle in aviation history […]

Manchester Metropolitan unveils £6m 3D printing hub

Manchester Metropolitan University and Tatton Estate Management have revealed plans for a £6 million, 40,000 sq ft 3D printing facility in Cheshire’s Yarwood Heath Farm site.   An agreement to jointly develop the Cheshire 3D Print Hub, C3D, will be signed by both parties on Thursday, March 15. MMU’s expanding 3D Printing ambitions The hub […]

Cardiac conduction system visualised using 3D printing

New research is using 3D printing to advance understanding and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. The heart is the most important organ in the human body. Understanding how the heart behaves is crucial for doctors conducting surgical procedures, but also of vital importance within the field of medical research. Scientists at universities in the UK […]