PrintCity story: how industry and academia are collaborating to bridge the digital skills gap, fuelling innovation in engineering and manufacturing

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 13:30 - 14:00

Higher education and industry both have role to play in supporting career growth and modernising manufacturing - and initiatives like Manchester Metropolitan University’s 3D additive and digital manufacturing centre, PrintCity is one such success story.
 
PrintCity is the result of the university teaming up with companies like industrial 3D printing manufacturers Markforged to provide students with hands-on training and the opportunity to gain experience using the latest digital manufacturing technology as part of their degree programme. Students then take these new skills and the confidence they gain into the workplace, fuelling innovation and helping to transform engineering and manufacturing.

Micheal Goodwin, Application engineer, Markforged