Canada

Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund Inaugural Recipients to Receive $50K Each to Pursue 3D Printing

Artists supporting artists. That’s what a new grant program, just being put forth by 3D printing atelier Think2Thing, and Ryerson University is all about. Both serious in regards to innovation…

Tiny Two-Legged Kitten Saved by British Columbia Community, Students Make 3D Printed Wheelchair

Kittens are just synonymous with cuteness overdose. There’s nothing like seeing the feisty little furballs prancing, cavorting, and getting into general mischief all over the house. And while they might…

Mt. Robson: 3D Scanned & Printed Despite Altitude & Brutal Weather–Featured on Discovery Channel

Mountains, and the beauty of the terrain surrounding them, often bring us joy that’s nearly inexpressible. Offering inspiration in stalwart aesthetics, reminding us to be strong and take challenges, mountains…

3D Printing Helps You Stay Drier Even in High Winds with the Cypress Umbrella

[Updated to add: the Cypress Umbrella has gone live on Kickstarter! The campaign, seeking to raise $50,000 CAD–almost $39K USD–runs through November 19th.] There’s very little anymore that we can’t…

3D Metal Printer is the Newest Addition to Pioneering Manufacturing Facility at Canadore College

Canadore College of Ontario is about to become the owner of one of the most coveted pieces of technology in the manufacturing industry. The college’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (ICAMP)…

3D Printed Arabesque Wall: Old Architectural Forms Meet Avant-Garde Design

This past summer, from mid-May to late-August, an important 3D printing exhibition in Toronto, Canada titled “3DXL” was the venue for some of the most extraordinary, large-scale, 3D printed architectural…

3D Printing Makes Scale Model of EcoHome Affordable

Until very recently, creating architectural scale models was both time consuming and expensive. Most scale models created were of larger, nonresidential projects as residential clients of architectural firms typically don’t…

Hide Your Drinking Problem With These 3D Printed Lolo Lids

They’ll keep your beer cold, and perhaps most important, Lolo Lids hide the sort of beverage you’re swilling away from the eyes of casual observers and their dry-county moral outrage. The…

Printabots: 3D Printed QuadraPed Makes Short Work of Rough Terrain

Reiner Schmidt, an engineering graduate from Hamilton, Ontario, has been working with robots of all kinds for the last ten years. His experience ranges across projects involving robotics for applications from HAZMAT…

Xbox Kinect + 3D Printing + a Super 8 Camera = 1 Unique Video

I remember in the mid 1980s when my grandfather got our family’s first video camera. I was only about 6 years old at the time, so in my mind I…

Sleek, Modular & Magnetic 3D Printed Construction Sets Allow You to Design Your Next Home

Do it yourself projects and ideas for the home years ago were often relegated to handymen and construction types who took care of business out of sight in grimy garage workshops,…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events are International: Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil & US

This week, 3D Hubs is sponsoring five events all over the world! 3D printing is becoming more common, and if you have any doubt about that, just take a look…

3D Printed PCB Drill Press Allows Those on a Budget to Make Tools

If we get any better at designing the tools we need to build 3D printers and having those tools 3D printed, pretty soon we won’t need to do much more…

Canadian Artist Guillaume Lachapelle Creates Haunting, 3D Printed Dioramas

There’s something so compelling and, conversely, off-putting and potentially even anxiety-provoking about the 3D printed dioramas of Montréal-based artist Guillaume Lachapelle. This sculptor–who is clearly inspired by architecture and the human…

3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops

With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of producing food while conserving the resources necessary to do…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Celebrate a NavLab in Nice and Offer a ColorFabb Workshop in Toronto

In the past 2 years, 3D Hubs has become well known in the 3D printing scene with (currently) 19,895 registered hubs. Internationally, almost all cities have a hub.  What exactly is a “hub”?…

HEALX Unveils 3D Printed Customized Orthopedic Wrist Braces

3D printing and scanning technologies continue to push the envelope in how injuries are treated. HEALX Innovation is one such enterprise that is utilizing additive manufacturing to improve the way patients…

Victoria Hand Project — Offering Advanced, Affordable 3D Printed Upper-Limb Prostheses

Millions of people around the world are affected by the absence of an upper limb–a hand, or partial or full arm–and the vast majority of these individuals live in developing…

This LEGO Tractor is Constructed Entirely of 3D Printed Parts

We have seen 3D printed LEGO parts before, but when those parts are printed using a standard FDM 3D printer they are rarely ideal building blocks. Unfortunately the resolution on…

3DCanada Project Will Lead to Enormous Sculture Made up of Hundreds of 3D Printed Busts

Douglas Coupland, the renowned Canadian novelist and artist, also works in design and visual art. His novels, among them the 1991 bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, take…

Tinkerine Forges 3D Printer & Educational Partnership with Leading NYC Retailer Adorama

When it comes to the future growth of the 3D printing industry, education will play a major role. I recall visiting the computer lab in grade school back in the…

3D Printed Wrestling Action Figure to Accompany ‘A Tribe Called Red’s’ Album Release

A Tribe Called Red exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 2010 mixing traditional pow wow music with cutting edge electronic music. They released a self titled album in 2012…

Researchers 3D Print 7-Foot-Tall Statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Out of Polyurethane Foam & Shaving Cream

Over the year and a half since we’ve launched 3DPrint.com I have seen some pretty innovative approaches taken within the 3D printing industry. From pancake printers to printing objects that are…

Canadian Rockers, ‘Secret Broadcast’, Record New Single & Video with 3D Printed Instruments

Canadian rockers Secret Broadcast have recorded a video (below) for their single, “One Born Every Minute,” using a kit of instruments created in the 3D printing lab. “About a month…