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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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 –…

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,…

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…

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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 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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and…

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of…