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New from Manchester Metrology Ltd is the WENZEL CT scanner, the WENZEL exaCT® M

The new powerful and flexible CT scanner, used for measuring and testing small to medium-sized components. The exaCT® M was built around a workstation-concept. Its compact design with well thought-out ergonomics make it possible for this new CT scanner to combine more power and flexibility with less space requirements. It has an integrated evaluation unit […]

The new open source ventilator design

A team from Smith College, based in Massachusetts, has won the Covent-19 Challenge design contest. The aim of this competition was to create a ventilator that could help with the shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This ventilator was to be viable and built in a way which would allow it to be deployed quickly. […]

How can 3D scanning help with heritage preservation?

Everyone knows the importance cultural monuments have, and many people’s dream is to travel the word and visit these places. The problem with this is how difficult it is to preserve these monuments, because of time damaging, natural disasters and sometimes even vandalism. Because of the risk of losing these monuments it is important to […]

What is reverse engineering and how does it work?

Reverse engineering is a process in which software or products are deconstructed to extract design information from them. This is useful because over the years, manufacturers have developed a long list of machine products and parts for these machines. When one of these parts breaks or needs replacing, people want to avoid replacing the whole […]

Snapmaker -3D Printing, Laser Engraving and Cutting, CNC Carving all in one!

New from Manchester Metrology Ltd is the revolutionary Snapmaker, the modular 3-in-1 3D printer that allows you to unlock your full creative potential from 3D printing to laser engraving, cutting and CNC carving. The Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D printer will come with everything you need to start your maker journey including: • CNC carving & cutting […]

3D Printing: Breaking New Barriers in World Medicine

3D printing is revolutionizing so many sectors – here, we take a look at the huge changes being brought globally by 3D technology in the field of medicine, where computer-generated design is resulting in 3D objects that are really changing lives at the front line of medicine, to the extent that healthcare is the field […]

3D Technology at the Cutting Edge of Automotive Manufacturing and Parts

Advances in 3D printing have been radically transforming manufacturing – and nowhere more than in the automotive sector, where 3D technology means the hugely faster and more efficient precision manufacturing and supply of vehicle parts. Some of the keys ways that 3D metrology has impacted on the automotive sector include: Vastly Reduced Measuring Times 3D […]

What impact is 3D printing having on our lives?

How do 3D printers work? Digital printers can turn a digital file into a real-life three-dimensional object. They do this by printing layer by layer, until the object is finished. So, what impact is 3D printing having on our lives? 3D printing technology can be used in almost every industry in the world. Because it […]

How can 3D scanning and printing help the automotive industry?

The relationship between 3D printing and the automotive industry seems to be becoming a long-lasting one. Because it allows companies to print a digital model into a real life one, it is much more effective than other previously used methods. Most of these companies, especially the most successful ones, have learnt over the years that […]

How 3D technology can benefit the construction industry

The construction industry is often seen as a slow adopter of new technology, so firms that do adopt and invest in this are often doing better in the industry compared to their competition. Because of this, engineering firms and construction professionals are recognizing the benefits of advanced technologies like 3D laser scanning which can help […]