The Digital Innovation initiative at MMU is designed to reflect the speed of change in the
digital sector and to illustrate how universities and business need to work together to keep
up. The new 3D printing facilities in the Digital Innovation Centre are on the university’s
Manchester city centre campus. They are giving the next generation of architects access to
state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment, all of the high-end software needed to prepare 3D
files plus the invaluable Hobs expertise.
In addition to architects, access to the equipment has stimulated a great deal of interest
from other disciplines, from sculpture to dentistry and fashion design.
Paul Bason, Director of Digital Innovation said: “Working with Hobs has been one of the best
collaborations I have experienced in higher education. Both our staff and our students
really appreciate being able to access the quality of product and expertise, but it has also
been extremely rewarding to find an innovative way in which academia can work with the
The facility houses several different 3D printers including the CubePro which uses a PLA
filament to print in plastic and several Projet 660Pro Powder Printers which give much
higher resolution and print in 360,000 colours.
If you’re interested in outsourcing your printing or to discuss how Hobs can provide effective communication and document solutions for your business then contact us. For our full range of 3D printers visit www.HobsStudio.com