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How can 3D scanning and printing be helpful for reverse engineering?

How can 3D scanning and printing be helpful for reverse engineering?

Reverse engineering is a powerful way to create digital designs from a physical product or part of a product, and it is a process in which these products/parts are deconstructed to extract design information from them. 3D scanners are capable of measuring very complex...

Jaco van Gass and his ambition of joining the British Armed Forces

Jaco van Gass and his ambition of joining the British Armed Forces

The Situation South African-born Jaco van Gass came to Britain at the age of 20, to pursue his ambition of joining the British Armed Forces. After completing his training, he joined the Parachute Regiment, and was deployed to Afghanistan. It was during his second tour...

Grab a bargain at our used equipment auction

Grab a bargain at our used equipment auction

Manchester Metrology has a full range of products now available for bidding at our online auction. Shop products including: - FARO arm gages, laser scanners and trackers - FARO RetroProbe Kits - Romer Absolute Arms - GoScan 50 - Handyscan 700 - Snapmaker 3D Printers -...

CT scanning – What is it and how it works

CT scanning – What is it and how it works

The ability to scan through a solid object and see what is inside was once thought to be a technology of the future, but this technology is available to us now. For many years, CT scanning (or Computed Tomography) was only available to use in the medical field, but...

The new open source ventilator design

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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Latest update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Latest update

The manufacturing and engineering industries continue to play an essential role in keeping the economy going in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our team is working harder than ever with our customers, networks and suppliers to ensure we deliver an excellent...

How can 3D scanning help with heritage preservation?

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...

See Manchester Metrology in the GTMA Suppliers Guide

See Manchester Metrology in the GTMA Suppliers Guide

The GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services. In issue 13, Supply Chain...

How 3D printing is helping to tackle Covid-19

How 3D printing is helping to tackle Covid-19

Advances in 3D printing have been radically transforming manufacturing and revolutionising so many sectors. The benefits of 3D printing are huge, and now, as we fight a pandemic, everyone that does have access to a 3D printer maybe able to help in some way or make...

Our 3D printers running 24-7 in the fight against Covid-19

Our 3D printers running 24-7 in the fight against Covid-19

Manchester Metrology has been running the Markforged 2 3D printer around the clock, to produce visors for the NHS free of charge. The Markforged 2 is a 3D printer for serious engineering and manufacturing applications. This is the first 3D printer in the world capable...

What is reverse engineering and how does it work?

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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Latest update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Latest update

We understand the uncertainty this unprecedented time might be causing, however we remain focused on supporting all of our customers wherever they may be. YES, WE ARE OPEN! Manchester Metrology Ltd is accepting and processing orders. Our Customer Service and Technical...

3D Printing: Breaking New Barriers in World Medicine

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...

Measure Anything Event 2020

Measure Anything Event 2020

A 4th Measure Anything Event is coming up and once again Manchester Metrology is proud to be co-hosting it alongside many other Metrology companies. This year we are working together with PolyWorks, Wenzel, Reflecon, Peli, GTMA, Bruker alicona, Optimax, 3D Systems,...

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

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...

The Engineering Solutions Live Show

The Engineering Solutions Live Show

Manchester Metrology Limited will be exhibiting at the Engineering Solutions Live Show at the British Motor Museum on 12th March. Come visit us on stand 107, we look forward to seeing you there! When: Thursday, 12th March 2020 Where: The British Motor Museum Stand:...

New Corporate Video

New Corporate Video

Manchester Metrology has created a new corporate video. It shows the range of Inspection Services that we offer to a variety of industries. We offer scanning, reverse engineering, cmm inspection services and heavily invest in new technology. View the video to see our...

What impact is 3D printing having on our lives?

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...

New brochure from Manchester Metrology

New brochure from Manchester Metrology

The team at Manchester Metrology would like to wish all our customers a very prosperous 2020. We have produced a new brochure listing all our sub-contract measurement services with a full list of accessories, equipment for sale and hire, the software and training we...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The team at Manchester Metrology would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in 2020! Our office will close on December 20th, and re-open on January 2nd...

Manchester Metrology approved supplier for REFLECON®

Manchester Metrology approved supplier for REFLECON®

Manchester Metrology is now an approved supplier of REFLECON®. REFLECON tarnish matting agents have been developed to dull reflecting, mirroring, transparent or dark surfaces for the 3D optical measurement technique (known as laser scanning).   This 3D laser...

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

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,...

Advanced Engineering 2019 Review

Advanced Engineering 2019 Review

Manchester Metrology recently exhibited at the Advanced Engineering show at the NEC in Birmingham. The event brought together industry leaders from the engineering sector, with over 700 exhibitors showcasing the latest in engineering innovation. Manchester...

Measure Anything 2019 Review

Measure Anything 2019 Review

Manchester Metrology returned to co-host 'Measure Anything' for the 3rd time earlier this month and much like previous years, the event was deemed a tremendous success alongside many leading metrology companies.  Working with the likes of FARO, Alicona, Aberlink,...

How 3D technology can benefit the construction industry

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...

Manchester Metrology returns from successful TCT Exhibition

Manchester Metrology returns from successful TCT Exhibition

The TCT Exhibition showcases the best of British 3D Printing and Additive Intelligence and this year’s event did not disappoint. Thank you to everyone who visited the Manchester Metrology stand. Paul Bulman, Managing Director at Manchester Metrology added “TCT...

Countdown to Measure Anything event. Register today.

Countdown to Measure Anything event. Register today.

After 2 successful Metrology Networking Day events, Manchester Metrology have decided to co-host a third event for 2019 alongside many leading Metrology companies. FARO, Manchester Metrology, Optimax, Alicona, Aberlink, Heidenhain and NPL have joined together to...

3D scanning seen as the ideal solution for aftermarket industries

3D scanning seen as the ideal solution for aftermarket industries

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...

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

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

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...

Manchester Metrology to sponsor Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2019

Manchester Metrology to sponsor Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2019

After shortlisting in 2018, Manchester Metrology are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2019 to become more involved in such an impressive awards ceremony. Alongside Bromley Solicitors, Active Tameside, Brother, Bennett...

Greater flexibility in Measuring Equipment

Greater flexibility in Measuring Equipment

Manchester Metrology is happy to announce it has added two new products to its already illustrious range. Creaform HandySCAN 3D™ Introducing the Creaform HandySCAN, your best ally in product development process and also in all stages of your product life cycle...

The future is bright for 3D scanning

The future is bright for 3D scanning

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...

Manchester Metrology Return from PolyWorks Conference

Manchester Metrology Return from PolyWorks Conference

The PolyWorks Metrology Conference at the AMTC Centre in Coventry on May 14th marked another successful event for Manchester Metrology. The conference was well attended by leading industry companies from across the UK, with all benefiting from a number of...

The use of 3D scanning in Industry

The use of 3D scanning in Industry

From prototyping to quality assurance, the use of 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. As models continue to become more advanced, the influence of 3D scanners on various industries is noticeably increasing as entire processes change...

Manchester Metrology Go To Auction!

Manchester Metrology Go To Auction!

Manchester Metrology now has a wide range of used metrology equipment for sale via Apex Auctions. A total of 17 items are up for sale ranging from laser probes to FARO arms. All items will be available to view in person between 9:00am - 16:00pm on 3rd April by...

How do 3D laser scanners work?

How do 3D laser scanners work?

3D laser scanning is a technique used to capture the shape of an object using a line of laser light. The non-contact, non-destructive technology of 3D laser scanning creates “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object. These pockets of data result in a 3D...

3D Scanning in the medical sector

3D Scanning in the medical sector

The use of 3D scanning in the medical sector has only just become a widespread practice over the last few years yet its impact on patient care has been profound. These innovative devices deliver unrivalled capabilities in patient diagnosis and treatment by capturing...

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