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Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his own non-profit e-NABLE chapter, called Kindness3D. Boudreau said, “This project really resonated with me because it’s the perfect marriage between health and tech.” Things started off normally […]

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his own non-profit e-NABLE chapter, called Kindness3D. Boudreau said,...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the R&D 100 Awards, and Renishaw has introduced 3D printed versions to its styli range, while there’s an ongoing Digital Construction Grant competition happening in the […]

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the R&D 100 Awards, and Renishaw has introduced 3D printed versions to its styli...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 20, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: July 20, 2018

We’re starting out with some construction news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then following that with a little business, a little metal, and a little 3D design. Russian firm AMT-SPETSAVIA has updated two of its construction 3D printers, and the University of New Brunswick has chosen a Concept Laser 3D printer to use for its […]

We’re starting out with some construction news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then following that with a little business, a little metal, and a little 3D design. Russian firm AMT-SPETSAVIA has updated two of its construction 3D printers, and the...
The National Portrait: 3DCanada Project Captures Canadians’ Likenesses in 1,000 3D Printed Busts

The National Portrait: 3DCanada Project Captures Canadians’ Likenesses in 1,000 3D Printed Busts

Novelist and artist Douglas Coupland is credited with popularizing the term “Generation X,” which was part of the title of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991. Naming an entire generation, or at least making that name more widespread, is no small feat, but Coupland does not think small – […]

Novelist and artist Douglas Coupland is credited with popularizing the term “Generation X,” which was part of the title of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991. Naming an entire generation, or at least making...
IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning, and also in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as part of purification processes […]

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning,...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials science company, while ZVerse has partnered up with PlanGrid to integrate its Design On-Demand platform, and Nanogrande has moved into a new, larger facility. Sculpteo has […]

It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials science company, while ZVerse has partnered up with PlanGrid to integrate...
Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not only to provide high quality service, but also […]

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not...
Nova Scotia Surgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Model in Surgical Planning For the First Time

Nova Scotia Surgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Model in Surgical Planning For the First Time

Last spring, Nick Rahr of Canada began experiencing some puzzling dizziness. His doctor conducted a brain scan, and told him that everything was clear, but a few months later Rahr contracted both bacterial and viral infections, compounded with severe head pain, and decided enough was enough. His wife was away, so he took a taxi […]

Last spring, Nick Rahr of Canada began experiencing some puzzling dizziness. His doctor conducted a brain scan, and told him that everything was clear, but a few months later Rahr contracted both bacterial and viral infections, compounded with severe head pain, and...
Canadian Government Invests in Adaptiiv and Its 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Boluses

Canadian Government Invests in Adaptiiv and Its 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Boluses

To make sure that cancer patients are getting the full strength of their radiation treatment directed exactly where it is most needed, a device called a bolus can be used to “shape” the treatment to the specifics of the person’s body. These devices are traditionally made out of a rubbery material, but can now be […]

To make sure that cancer patients are getting the full strength of their radiation treatment directed exactly where it is most needed, a device called a bolus can be used to “shape” the treatment to the specifics of the person’s body. These devices are...
Powerful 3D Printing Merger Brings Two Canadian Companies Together

Powerful 3D Printing Merger Brings Two Canadian Companies Together

In a new merger, two of Canada’s prominent additive manufacturing companies have joined forces to create a unified 3D printing ‘powerhouse.’ Javelin Technologies specializes in 3D design engineering, product data management, automation, and additive manufacturing, while Cimetrix Solutions is a provider of additive manufacturing and laser scanning solutions for both industry and educational institutions. Now the two have merged […]

In a new merger, two of Canada’s prominent additive manufacturing companies have joined forces to create a unified 3D printing ‘powerhouse.’ Javelin Technologies specializes in 3D design engineering, product data management, automation, and additive...
Aspect Biosystems Receives $1 Million Investment to Help Commercialize Its Lab-on-a-Printer 3D Bioprinting Platform

Aspect Biosystems Receives $1 Million Investment to Help Commercialize Its Lab-on-a-Printer 3D Bioprinting Platform

This week, Genome British Columbia (BC), which leads genomics innovation on the West Coast of Canada, announced that it has invested $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems, a leading Canadian biotechnology company, through its Industry Innovation (I²) funding program. The I² Fund gives commercialization support to innovative companies developing life science technologies that address biological challenges […]

This week, Genome British Columbia (BC), which leads genomics innovation on the West Coast of Canada, announced that it has invested $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems, a leading Canadian biotechnology company, through its Industry Innovation (I²) funding...
Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it also prints skin tissue. The portable 3D bioprinter, a bit reminiscent of the […]

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it...
Researchers Successfully Using 3D Printing to Study Complex Animal Behaviors

Researchers Successfully Using 3D Printing to Study Complex Animal Behaviors

While we’ve seen the effects that 3D printing can have on human mating rituals, the technology can also be used to help with animal breeding research. 3D technologies are often put to work in studying animal behavior, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science magazine recently discussed several recent examples of this. […]

While we’ve seen the effects that 3D printing can have on human mating rituals, the technology can also be used to help with animal breeding research. 3D technologies are often put to work in studying animal behavior, and the American Association for the...
Canadian Startup Uses Mass Customization Software Platform to Personalize 3D Printed Products

Canadian Startup Uses Mass Customization Software Platform to Personalize 3D Printed Products

We generally like having our items and tools personalized, which is why 3D printing technology is so often used for mass customization. A Canadian startup called Caboma, which was founded in 2015, is on a mission to provide digital solutions to forward-thinking companies looking to use mass customization to gain a competitive advantage. The team […]

We generally like having our items and tools personalized, which is why 3D printing technology is so often used for mass customization. A Canadian startup called Caboma, which was founded in 2015, is on a mission to provide digital solutions to forward-thinking...
Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research coming out of UBC Okanagan, and a lot of the work has centered around the biomedical field. […]

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research...
First 3D Printed Camper is Complete – and Breaks a World 3D Printing Record

First 3D Printed Camper is Complete – and Breaks a World 3D Printing Record

The Create Cafe in Saskatoon, Canada offers patrons a friendly place to sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get started on a 3D printing project. The cafe, co-owned by Dustin Maki and Randy Janes, opened its doors a year ago, and is home to several desktop 3D printers, as well as the 28′ x 5′ […]

The Create Cafe in Saskatoon, Canada offers patrons a friendly place to sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get started on a 3D printing project. The cafe, co-owned by Dustin Maki and Randy Janes, opened its doors a year ago, and is home to several desktop 3D...
Fabricating Better Magnets with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Fabricating Better Magnets with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

The high-performance magnets used in electric motors are typically made through processes like powder compaction, for sintered magnets, or injection molding for bonded magnets. These processes require multiple steps – the magnets need to first be fabricated and then shaped and assembled into a final product. But a pair of Canadian researchers have come up […]

The high-performance magnets used in electric motors are typically made through processes like powder compaction, for sintered magnets, or injection molding for bonded magnets. These processes require multiple steps – the magnets need to first be fabricated and...
Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom, is actually a perfect fit for nuclear power plants. The Rosatom nuclear energy corporation developed Russia’s first industrial metal 3D printer for the nuclear industry last […]

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom, is actually a perfect fit for nuclear power plants. The Rosatom nuclear energy...
3D Printed Lights and Artificial Intelligence Used in Interactive ‘Living Architecture’ Structure

3D Printed Lights and Artificial Intelligence Used in Interactive ‘Living Architecture’ Structure

A design that takes its cues from natural processes for creation is referred to as biophilic – rather than green design, which is used to keep harm from coming to the environment, biophilic design imitates the processes that allow the natural world to survive. Biophilic design has been used in a 3D printing construction project with living […]

A design that takes its cues from natural processes for creation is referred to as biophilic – rather than green design, which is used to keep harm from coming to the environment, biophilic design imitates the processes that allow the natural world to survive....
A New 3D Printing Filament Supplier Opens in Canada

A New 3D Printing Filament Supplier Opens in Canada

The quality of a 3D printed product is only as good as the material you’re using to manufacture it, and using an excellent 3D printer doesn’t hurt, either. A new 3D printing filament supplier based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, offers both of these products. 3D Printing Canada is poised to become one of the country’s […]

The quality of a 3D printed product is only as good as the material you’re using to manufacture it, and using an excellent 3D printer doesn’t hurt, either. A new 3D printing filament supplier based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, offers both of these...
3D Printing Helps Jewlr Speed Production of In-Demand Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Replicas

3D Printing Helps Jewlr Speed Production of In-Demand Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Replicas

I am one of those many Americans who is just a tiny bit (okay, maybe a lot) obsessed with the British monarchy…not the system, so much, as the royals themselves. While I was not yet born when Prince Charles married Princess Di, née Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981, I do remember the overwhelming sadness of […]

I am one of those many Americans who is just a tiny bit (okay, maybe a lot) obsessed with the British monarchy…not the system, so much, as the royals themselves. While I was not yet born when Prince Charles married Princess Di, née Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981, I...
Exit International Introduces 3D Printable Euthanasia Machine

Exit International Introduces 3D Printable Euthanasia Machine

There is no small controversy surrounding the ending of a life. Whether from those involved in anti-abortion movements, people working to end the death penalty, or individuals who wish to end their own lives, everybody has an opinion and few seem open to compromise. With efforts to communicate across conflicting viewpoints often laden with invectives […]

There is no small controversy surrounding the ending of a life. Whether from those involved in anti-abortion movements, people working to end the death penalty, or individuals who wish to end their own lives, everybody has an opinion and few seem open to compromise....
Bernese Mountain Dog Receives 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implant

Bernese Mountain Dog Receives 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implant

Humans are the only animals that take on pets and the profound connections that we develop with our animal companions mean that we want to do everything in our power to keep them happy and healthy. We do this not just because we want it for them, but also because we want them to be […]

Humans are the only animals that take on pets and the profound connections that we develop with our animal companions mean that we want to do everything in our power to keep them happy and healthy. We do this not just because we want it for them, but also because we...
Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total of all of my knowledge prior to diagnosis was what I had gleaned from watching grainy black and white movies in which a person/insect was […]

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total of all of my knowledge prior to diagnosis was what I had gleaned from watching grainy black...
Canadian Construction Company 3D Prints Structural Steel Studs to Build Homes

Canadian Construction Company 3D Prints Structural Steel Studs to Build Homes

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges, are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially. Vancouver-based LifeTec Construction Group Inc. is working on several private projects with its technology, which can […]

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges, are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially....
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