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The University has a range of specialist facilities which are available to organisations undertaking projects that requires some extra resource.

Body Scanner

A 3D measurement system that is the new frontier in solving clothing sizing pro 3D measurement system that is based on safe ‘white light’ technology and utilises light sources to produce a digital copy of surface geometry of the human body. Go to the website >>

The Clinic (Acupuncture and Physiotherapy)

The Clinic offers high quality Acupuncture and Physiotherapy services at competitive prices. Go to the website >>

Specialist Transport And Advice Centre (STATUS)

STATUS provides testing, consultancy and lobbying services for manufacturers of specialist vehicles such as kit cars, taxies, buses and hearses. Go to the website >>

Nanoscale Materials Analysis

A UK National Facility for multi-function nano-scale analysis of materials. Go to the website >>

Automotive Testing

The Specialist Transport Advisory and Testing Utility Society provides members from all areas of the specialist road transport industry with Engineering development and test services, Technical legislative consultancy and a broad range of general technical information. Go to the website >>

Automation Systems Centre

PROFIBUS International Competence Centre. Go to the website >>

Usability Laboratory

The Usability Laboratory at Manchester Metropolitan University is a unique facility, designed to capture and analyse human behaviour as we interact with a host of technological devices including computers, mobile devices and video game consoles. Go to the website >>

Food Extrusion Pilot Plant

Two twin screw extruders available for developing a wide variety of expanded snack products under intense pressure and heat. Go to the website >>


The project has exceeded expectations; the launch of a new product in such a short time is testament to the excellent innovative acumen and dedication of those involved, and to their commercially-targeted, innovation-focused rapport. Neil Malone, Chairman, Heat Trace Ltd