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

Posted on: April 1st, 2020 by Steven No Comments

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 module
• Laser engraving module
• 3D printing module
• Heated bed
• Touchscreen
• PLA filament

3D Printing

The Snapmaker allows you to print almost anything for your creative projects from applications to objects with specific mechanical properties such as toughness, durability and flexibility.

Laser Engraving & Cutting

The Snapmaker can engrave or cut a wide variety of materials including paper, plywood, leather, acrylic, cardboard, paper and fabric.

CNC Carving

CNC carving is normally associated with precisely carving or cutting hard materials but with Snapmaker there will be no limitation with the options of plastic or soft materials such as hardwood, PCB, Acrylic, POM, Carbon fibre sheet and many other materials.

Free 3-in-1 Software

With the 3-in-1 software, your stunning creation is just a few clicks away, which allows entry level users to complete the work quickly. The Snapmaker updates regularly with new features to enable users to have the best possible experience when using it.

The Snapmaker has high precision with its all metal build as the all metal frame allows high quality prints. Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D printer is the perfect choice for rapid prototyping.

More about Manchester Metrology Ltd

Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components, offering metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire, stocking a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment including 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser trackers and portable CMM’s. Manchester Metrology has 4 top of the range 3D printers available to hire or use as a service – these include Project 460 Plus, Figure 4, Fabpro 1000 and Markforged 2.

In addition, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as Faro CAM2, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink and PowerInspect.

For more information on Manchester Metrology, its products and services please call us on 0161 637 8744.

3D Printing: Breaking New Barriers in World Medicine

Posted on: March 16th, 2020 by Steven No Comments

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 set to drive the huge growth of 3D printing technology going forwards.

In the Netherlands, surgeons have already been able to replace the entire top section of a patient’s skull using a customized printed polymer implant; similar replacement cranium parts have also been employed in other countries, with FDA approval.

3D printing is being used to manufacture expensive or otherwise unavailable essential medical equipment in the developing world – in Haiti, for example, umbilical chord clamps are already being 3D printed for hospitals. In fact, 3D printing’s finest moment could be in significantly reducing health inequalities worldwide.

Did you know that even blood vessels can be 3D printed? Researchers at Harvard University designed a 3D printer that uses dissolving ink to create tissue with skin cells interwoven with structural material that can potentially function as blood vessels.

Making prosthetics is notoriously expensive and time-consuming, with the added difficulty that any required modifications to the prosthetic render the original molds useless. But researchers in Toronto have now used 3D printing technology to produce inexpensive and customizable prosthetic sockets for patients in Uganda and other countries in the developing world. Meanwhile, a California-based R&D company has used 3D printers in Sudan, training local people to operate the equipment then create and fit inexpensive prosthetics.

Researchers at Cornell University have 3D printed intervertebral discs used in the treatment of patients with major spinal complications, having already created ear molds using 3D photos of real ears, which held the shape of the ear while cells grew their extra-cellular matrix. Meanwhile, a team at Princeton have 3D printed a collagen ear with built-in electronic components.

In the field of drug distribution, University of Glasgow researchers are working on a 3D printer that will be able to assemble chemical compounds at the molecular level, allowing patients to buy a blueprint and chemical ink online and then print the drug at home.

In the USA, the epilepsy drug Spritam became the world’s first FDA-approved 3D-printed pill, notable also for its alternate layers of powder and liquid giving it a very fast dissolution rate which was unattainable through conventional manufacturing.

At Nottingham University, meanwhile, researchers have been able to 3D-print one ‘polypill’ containing five different drugs.

Blueprints or apps could now be the future of drug distribution, with pharmacies becoming 3D printing medicine hubs.

Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components, offering metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire, stocking a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment.

In addition, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as CAM2, Measure 10, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink, Declam and PowerInspect.

Manchester Metrology’s Snapmaker has a 3-in-1 software which allows your stunning creation to be just a few clicks away. Helps entry level users to complete the work quickly. The Snapmaker updates regularly with new features to enable users have great experience on using it. See it in action here.

For more information please call us on 0161 637 8744.

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

Posted on: February 17th, 2020 by Steven No Comments

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:

3D metrology has reduced measuring times by up to 50% in some areas of automotive tool-making, assembly and production.

The automotive sector is currently undergoing its biggest ever transformation due to the race to lower emissions, and electric vehicles are naturally where the greatest advances are being made. Lightweight construction is key for electric vehicles, since every extra kilogram reduces range. With significantly fewer parts than their non-electric counterparts (typically 200 as opposed to over 1,000 in petrol or diesel vehicles), there’s also a move towards fewer tools used in their manufacture, further lowering emissions.

Quality control is crucial in lightweight construction materials, especially when it comes to vehicle bodies. While traditional tactile measuring systems can result in frustrating bottlenecks, automated 3D metrology means that entire vehicle bodies can be scanned very rapidly and without blind spots. Faster scanning means that any necessary interventions can also be performed much more quickly, resulting in significantly fewer delays from design right through to assembly.

Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components, offering metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire, stocking a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment including laser trackers, laser scanners and the Einscan Pro.

Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as CAM2, Measure 10, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink, Declam and PowerInspect.

In addition, Manchester Metrology Ltd is also a leading supplier of metrology equipment including 3D scanners, 3D trackers and 3D printers. Manchester Metrology has 4 top of the range 3D printers available to hire or use as a service – these include Project 460 Plus, Figure 4, Fabpro 1000 and Markforged 2.

For more information please call us on 0161 637 8744.

What impact is 3D printing having on our lives?

Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Steven No Comments

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 is so resourceful, a lot of investment has gone into researching this technology. This technology has advanced and grown massively over the last decade, from designing and developing prototypes from scratch, to creating parts and products very quickly.

This has proven to be a huge step forward, as this technology as made things so much easier for all kinds of industries.

It is fair to say 3D printing is quite literally changing our whole lives. It is changing the way things are designed, produced and replaced.

Customisation – 3D technology will make it easier to customise a product, even before buying it. We can design it, customise it to our exact specifications and then have it 3D printed and delivered right to our door. Products can be tailored to suit the preferences of whoever is buying it. It is also a possibility to have your own 3D printing machine, where you can design and print things yourself.

Better lives – When used in the medical field, 3D printing will increase the quality of life. Things like bone implants, prosthetics, organs and even devices used by dentists can be customised to fit the exact needs of an individual. It can also reduce costs and time during research so this can allow new discoveries in this field to happen quicker.

Innovation – With 3D printing, things will become more accessible and everything will be designed at a faster pace. Because this technology reduces the time of production, designers will be able to focus more on the functionality of the product. There will be no need for so much testing and trialling, as changes can be made on the spot.

Manchester Metrology Ltd is a leading supplier of metrology equipment including 3D scanners, 3D trackers and 3D printers. Manchester Metrology has 4 top of the range 3D printers available to hire or use as a service – these include Project 460 Plus, Figure 4, Fabpro 1000 and Markforged 2.

The Mark 2 is a 3D printer for serious engineering and manufacturing applications. This is the first 3D printer in the world capable of printing composite materials with a heat deflection temperature of 140°C. So, in addition to being able to reinforce nylon parts with continuous strands of carbon fibre, Kevlar and regular fibreglass, you can now reinforce parts with high-temperature materials like polycarbonate.

Manchester Metrology Ltd also supplies a new generation of scanners. The HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite hand-held scanners continue to be the reference stand in professional, metrology grade portable 3D scanning. Now in its 3rd generation, the new HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite has been optimized to meet the needs of design, manufacturing and metrology professionals looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects anywhere.

You can read more about all our products and services here, or please call us on 0161 637 8744.

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

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

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 experimenting with 3D technologies can have a lot of benefits and considerable influence over the product development and it is believed that this influence will continue to grow even more. The use of prototyping applications is now very outdated because 3D scanning/printing is a lot more flexible, can save you money and time and offers you a lot more freedom.

So what benefits can 3D scanning and printing offer the automotive industry?

1 – More freedom

This process can not only offer more design freedom, as drawings are easier to build and amend, but also improve the design overall. For example, 3D printing helps with creating components that are more light weight than before. This makes it an easier process for the manufacturers, as they will be able to reduce the weight of a vehicle which makes the performance a lot better.

2 – Better parts

3D printing processes can also allow manufacturers to redesign and amend their components as needed. As mentioned before, this is helpful to make components lightweight and help improve their performance.

3 – Easier to customise

Because this industry relies on mass production, it can be hard to customize components.  3D printing can make this easier for manufacturers as it is relatively cheaper than other methods. This is very important, especially in situations where the volume of component manufacturing is not as high, or for speciality cars. Manufacturers can use 3D printing for simulating and testing a design before it goes for production.

4 – Quicker and time saving

This is where we can more easily see the benefits of this technology. Designing and testing can take a long time and be very time consuming. 3D printing allows for a quicker design and it is faster and a lot more efficient than other methods. Because a model can be designed so quickly it is also easier for it to be remodelled if needed.

5 – Money saver

Because 3D printing can reduce wastage, this can make controlling costs easier. The prices of vehicles are affected by the use of expensive materials in production. By allowing manufacturers the chance to test and easily redesign (if needed) the components, it massively reduces wastage.

Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components.  It offers metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide, in the measurement of engineered components for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire; they stock a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment for hire including Faro arms, laser trackers, laser scanners, Faro Focus X330 and the Einscan Pro.

In addition to equipment hire, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as CAM2, Measure 10, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink, Declam and PowerInspect. For more information please call us on 0161 637 8744.

How 3D technology can benefit the construction industry

Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

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 them build faster and cheaper projects.

Projects in the construction industry usually involve surveying very large sites and this can be a difficult process using traditional surveying methods. They can be very time consuming and cost ineffective which causes challenges to the projects.

So, in what ways can 3D technology help the construction industry:

-It is faster, more accurate and consistent – by being able to collect data at one million points per second (which are invisible to the human eye), 3D laser scanning is the quickest and most accurate way to collect data. It makes possible to provide real life-like imagines of a piece of land, a location or an existing building to make well-informed calculations and designs.

-Easier to share information – because the data is now being scanned this makes it easier for it to be shared between companies. Architects, engineers and construction firms will all have access to the data allowing them to work together. Projects always have multiple teams collaborating and working on it at once, and so some of the tasks assigned to each team are interlinked with the other teams. Because of this, it is very important that everyone is aware of any changes or updates made.

-Improved planning and design – Because data is now so much more accurate, measurable and shareable, it becomes valuable for design. 3D scanning can document existing features inside facilities that have already been built to help reduce conflict between new and existing elements during facility upgrade projects, or to test alternative designs before constructing. It can also help improve planning by providing exact measurements for demolition and removal of components. It allows the team to remotely view and evaluate facilities, reducing the number of people exposed to potentially hazardous working conditions.

-Improvement on safety – because it is a remote process, 3D laser scanning can be used to reduce a team’s exposure to harmful environments making this process much safer than traditional methods (manual data capture methods). This is extra important if the site the team is working is a nuclear site, for example.

-Value for money – 3D scanning is usually pricier than traditional surveying methods, but in most cases it is worth it. 3D scanning can provide a better level of detail, safety and save the team time. The scanning can take as little as a few hours (depending on the scale of the project it can take up to a few days), as compared to using traditional survey methods which can take up to several weeks.

Manchester Metrology Ltd is a leading supplier of metrology equipment including 3D scanners and 3D trackers. Stocking the latest innovations in the industry, Manchester Metrology supplies a wide range of 3D trackers and 3D laser scanners, including FARO technologies: FARO Arm, FARO Edge, FARO Focus and Focus Gage, a new generation of handheld scanners that have been optimised to meet the needs of product development and engineering professionals on the outlook for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects.

Manchester Metrology Ltd also supplies a new generation of scanners. The HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite hand-held scanners continue to be the reference stand in professional, metrology grade portable 3D scanning. Now in its 3rd generation, the new HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite has been optimized to meet the needs of design, manufacturing and metrology professionals looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects anywhere.

You can read more about all our products and services here, or please call us on 0161 637 8744.

How state-of-the-art measurements are helping the Christmas tree valve market thrive

Posted on: August 29th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

Installed in both onshore and offshore applications, Christmas trees perform a critical function in the production flow of oil and gas. The valves attached to a Christmas tree are one of three major components that make up its assembly. For many years, these valves were traditionally used in newly drilled oil and gas wells, where there was sufficient pressure for the natural flow of oil and gas. In more recent times however, a lack of natural flow has seen gas operators turn to artificial lift systems which has since restricted the use of Christmas tree valves to newly drilled wells. 

With the price of crude oil in mind, the Christmas tree valves market has seen steady growth over the past year, despite some restrictions. Innovation of automation solutions and remote monitoring have been driving the installation of automatic Christmas tree valves, which is expected to result in further growth over the coming years. 

Automation solutions and remote monitoring are not the only factors in this recent growth however. CMM equipment too has played a vital role in the installation of automatic Christmas tree valves, the reason being is that automatic valves are highly complex to manufacture and require highly specialised production processes and control procedures that ensures compliance with requirements and specifications. In tasks of such complexity with fine margins for error, the use of highly accurate measuring devices is a must if requirements and specifications are to be met. For this reason, devices such as the FARO Edge ScanArm are now being used to solve problems related to the measurement of actuators with highly complex geometry, recently produced for undersea valves. 

With their ability to take fast, precise measurements of geometrically complex components, CMM equipment has helped operators overcome the difficulties faced when installing automatic Christmas tree valves. Since the transition over to automatic valves began, the overall Christmas tree valve market has thrived, and this simply would not have been possible without the use of CMM equipment. 

About Manchester Metrology

Manchester Metrology Limited is an industry leading supplier of CMM equipment such as the FARO Arm Edge, FARO Gageand the FARO Quantum S. In addition to their extensive range of equipment, Manchester Metrology also offers training and software packages to help customers get the very most from their equipment. 

3D scanning seen as the ideal solution for aftermarket industries

Posted on: August 29th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

In today’s current climate, aftermarket industries are often faced with numerous challenges involving shifting competition, digitalisation and increasing quality and compliance requirements. As a result, aftermarket industries are constantly looking to identify new approaches to overcome these challenges, one of which has been 3D scanning. This article is going to discuss which aftermarket industries are utilising this technology and its use has aided them in addressing the challenges they face, starting with reverse engineering:

Reverse Engineering

An issue that aftermarket industries have often found difficult to overcome is maintaining in-date CAD files of existing parts. Outdated files can halt the design process for any new or customised part. This then has an adverse effect on aftermarket suppliers as they are unable to sell online or integrate with manufacturers’ ERP systems whilst the design is incomplete. 

Since using 3D scanning technology though, engineers have been able to quickly capture precision measurements of an existing product then recreate this an exact, 3D model replica that can be saved for later use. The benefits do not stop there though as 3D scanning can also be used to reverse engineer competitor components to improve or expand upon existing product portfolios. 

Product Engineering

The rise in demand for new product development on parts and components seen in aftermarket industries in recent times has been the result of constant innovation from manufacturers in their respective fields. The timespan engineers have for getting these parts out on the market is growing increasingly shorter too, so demand is becoming much more difficult to facilitate. 

To combat this, aftermarket suppliers are turning to 3D scanning to speed up product development and prototyping. When working on new and highly complex parts, R&D teams will use 3D scans to digitalise manufacturers’ equipment in order to develop or optimise the parts for an optimum fit.  

Quality Control

Quality standards in aftermarket industries are forever changing and becoming increasingly stricter, whether they are required from regulatory bodies or clients. Obstacles they may be, but quality standards must be adhered to and aftermarket industries should look to align themselves with whatever is required from them. 

To do this, R&D and quality control teams use handheld 3D scanners to carry out inspection during the prototyping and production stage of a products lifecycle. By inspecting the product at such an early stage, any issues regarding the design or tooling of a part can be identified down to the root cause and ultimately be resolved swiftly. For high volume production runs in particular the use of 3D scanners at this stage of the process helps prevent any costly bottlenecks as it irons out any preliminarily issues before the product goes on sale. 

Manchester Metrology is an industry-leading metrology company offering sub-contract engineering work and metrology equipment for hire or purchase. Through continuous investment into the latest metrology equipment, Manchester Metrology now offers the Einscan Pro, Cybergage 360 and Faro UK scanners such as the Faro Arm, Faro Gage and Faro Focus through specialist contract measurement services.

In addition to Manchester Metrology’s wide range of metrology equipment, it also offers metrology software packages and runs training courses for a range of metrology software programmes. Examples of metrology software covered by the team at Manchester Metrology include; Polyworks, Delcam Powerinspect, Geomagic and Spatial Analyzer. Manchester Metrology also offers a range of metrology equipment accessories including products for Faro UK technology; all products can be viewed on our online store here.

If you would like more information about any of Manchester Metrology’s services, call on 0161 637 8744 or contact us here.

Will 3D body scanning be the future of the fashion industry?

Posted on: July 26th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

Online clothes shopping can be a real headache at times, especially when it comes to finding the right size fit. In fact, research has shown the average British shopper returns almost half the clothes they buy online, often because they are the incorrect size. This of course results in many disgruntled customers and retailers out of pocket, but could 3D body scanning be the saviour in all of this? 

The likes of New Look and Amazon certainly think so, as both have partnered with 3D body scanning companies over the past few years in a bid to help their customers find the ideal fit while saving costs and time. Next, Topshop and Ralph Lauren are further examples of high-profile fashion retailers that have too embraced 3D body scanning technology in recent times. Certainly, 3D body scanning is starting to make moves in the fashion industry but the technology that these retailers are using is still relatively new for mobile systems. As a result, reliability and accuracy is not yet at the satisfactory level required to be a success. The potential for success is there as this technology is will only improve in the coming years as developers continue to work on methods for a creating 3D body mesh on any device. The simple question that remains then is; will 3D body scanning be the future of the fashion industry? 

As with any new type of technology, the answer to this question lies solely with how well it will it is received and understood by retailers and consumers. We have already seen a number of willing investors across the fashion industry even at this premature stage, and just recently six more UK retailers have signed up to a new nationwide sizing survey that aims to provide data to help produce better-fitting clothes and tackle the surge in online returns. The survey involves over 100 measurements for each person taking part, with the goal of the project to collect data from over 30,000 adults to help better understand those who have the same clothing size but differ in body size. From this, the aim is to create over three million body shape and sizing measurements that clothing retailers can use to improve their sizing specifications. 

For consumers, we know that currently the technology used is unable to provide entirely accurate and reliable 3D body scans, and thus the user experience is lacking for those shopping online. Further investments and research are set to resolve these issues and fashion consumers are expected to embrace the use of 3D body scanning once this happens. Many within the industry are confident that this will indeed be the case after witnessing past technology-led buying experiences such as the instore-interactive mirror prove a success. 

Manchester Metrology is an industry-leading metrology company offering sub-contract engineering work and metrology equipment for hire or purchase. Through continuous investment into the latest metrology equipment, Manchester Metrology now offers the Einscan Pro, Cybergage 360 and Faro UK scanners such as the Faro Arm, Faro Gage and Faro Focus through specialist contract measurement services.

In addition to Manchester Metrology’s wide range of metrology equipment, it also offers metrology software packages and runs training courses for a range of metrology software programmes. Examples of metrology software covered by the team at Manchester Metrology include; Polyworks, Delcam Powerinspect, Geomagic and Spatial Analyzer. Manchester Metrology also offers a range of metrology equipment accessories including products for Faro UK technology; all products can be viewed on our online store here.

If you would like more information about any of Manchester Metrology’s services, call on 0161 637 8744 or contact us here.

The future is bright for 3D scanning

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Steven No Comments

It may be in its infancy, but the 3D scanning market is growing at a tremendous rate and according to recent research, is expected to close in on a worth of $6 billion by the end of 2020. Much of this progression is the result of advancements in technology in manufacturing and quality assurance and the growing use of 3D scanners in more industries. Scanning offers the benefit of lower manufacturing costs whilst maintaining high-quality output. It is this combination that has made 3D scanners a priority investment for so many businesses in recent years, and this trend is only expected to continue. It is no surprise that 3D scanning has become such an attractive proposition for manufacturing businesses when it is anticipated that the technology will eventually reduce the cost of manufacturing processes by 75%! Evidence of this shift is no more apparent than in design industries. 

3D scanning is extremely useful during the beginning of the design phase where an object is scanned and converted to a CAD file. The ability to create 3D models greatly improves the accuracy of a design and thus, reduces the changes of a rework. Not only this, scanning using CAD software allows outdated models to be re-designed and re-built with relative ease. It is no surprise then that 3D scanning made its name in industries where design is such a focal point of business. Indeed, much of its early growth materialised in these industries and crucially, there is no sign of this stopping even in years to come. Design is still regarded as the main driver for this monumental growth we see today and still, there is more expected. 

There is no doubt that whilst it is still in its early stages, the 3D scanning market has a very bright future ahead. Not only are more industries turning to scanning for manufacturing and quality purposes, but the constant advancements in technology will continue to improve its effectiveness and adaptably in new and existing industries. 

Manchester Metrology is an industry-leading metrology company offering an extensive choice of metrology equipment for hire. Manchester Metrology supplies a wide range of 3D trackers and 3D laser scanners, including FARO technologies: FARO Arm, FARO Edge, FARO Focus and Focus Gage. For support and advice post-purchase, the highly skilled engineers at Manchester Metrology provides FARO arm training and calibration services to ensure consumers get the best of their metrology equipment. New to the Manchester Metrology product range is the Creaform HandySCAN, a new generation of handheld scanners that have been optimised to meet the needs of product development and engineering professionals on the lookout for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects.

In addition to equipment hire, Manchester Metrology also offers a range of used metrology equipment for sale that can be accompanied with the latest software and training if necessary. To find out more about Manchester Metrology’s equipment range and services call 0161 637 8744 or click here.Manchester Metrology also accepts demo requests for any of their metrology equipment, these can made here.