Inexpensive 3D Printed Portable Device Measures Water Quality

In developing countries, one of the leading causes of death still remains illnesses caused by water contamination. There is a great need for devices that can measure – and improve…

3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

3D printing research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan has previously focused on quantum 3D printing, a unique algorithm for creating 3D shapes, and 3D printed devices that…

3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New “Dip Transform” Method

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to…

Computer Science Professor Develops FlowRep Algorithm for Creation of 3D Shapes

Describing something to someone who has never experienced it before is difficult, maybe even impossible in some cases. How do you explain color to a blind person? Or how do…

Tiny 3D Printed Devices May Have Big Effect on Water Quality Everywhere

There are few things more important in this world than water, and access to it – particularly clean, safe water. Unfortunately, there are few things that are harder to come…

Quantum 3D Printing on the Horizon, According to UBC Researcher Jennifer Hoffman

I’m a firm believer that technology can take us to unimaginable places, from both a physical and a mental standpoint. Technological progress is oftentimes charted along an exponential curve meaning that as…

Aspect Biosystems of Vancouver 3D Prints Human Cells, Now a Finalist in $300k Competition

Was there ever a point in history where speculation regarding the possibilities of scientific innovation wasn’t greeted by some as implausible in the least, dangerous, or even heretical at worst?…

UBC Rapid Recycles 3D Printer Filament With Help of Liquid Nitrogen

The recycling of plastics and 3D printed objects is something that has garnered a ton of attention over the last year or two. With 3D printers becoming ever more popular,…


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