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 over the last few years it […]

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. […]

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 service. Thank you for your continued support, the team at Manchester Metrology appreciates […]

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 […]

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 Solutions, the GTMA has published an editorial about Manchester Metrology and the Snapmaker. You can see it on pages 33 and 34, […]

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 some kind of contribution. There are many 3D-printing communities, […]

Manchester Metrology is supplying visors to local companies

Manchester Metrology is using its 3D printer the Snapmaker 2 to print free of charge visors for local companies in need. The Snapmaker 2 (which is available for purchase in September) can print 3 visors on the bed at one time in material PLA. Manchester Metrology has just purchased some polypropylene sheet in order to […]

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 of printing composite materials with a heat deflection temperature of […]

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 […]