3D Head Scan and Print (for pairs) at MadFabLab



Want to immortalise yourself in an act of pure self-indulgence? Maybe you’d like to hand a loved one a memento as a reminder of why they love you?

In this 2 hour workshop, you and your partner will have your head 3D scanned and printed to use as a new Facebook profile picture, trinket on the mantelpiece, or as a keepsake! You'll also be able to have a go with the scanners yourselves, being careful not to glitch your partners face!

We’ll give you an overview on 3D printing and scanning, along with some knowledge that you can try at home.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities.

Equipment you’ll need

A head.

Want to surprise someone with your portrait? We also offer this workshop as a drop-in service for just £30! Just contact us directly and we'll get you booked in. Please note this service takes 30-45 minutes, with 3D printing time taking a number of hours - meaning you can scan on your head at lunch and come by at the end of the day!


Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP


2 hours

Host & Provider:


Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB