Yearly Archives: 2014

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24 12, 2014

“Unfortunately I don’t see 3D printing becoming a consumer level product anytime soon.”

December 24th, 2014|3D Printing|

This time of year often brings out the 'inventor' in people and as a result, we frequently receive inquiries about 3d printing from those with only the knowledge provided by the media and manufacturers of 3d printing machines. Often 3D printing is sold as a process that can do almost anything and that anyone can [...]

3 12, 2014

3D Printing Vinyl Records

December 3rd, 2014|3D Printing|

Yes you CAN but you might want to wait a few more years. In theory it can be done but the materials and detail level required to make a good sound (let alone great sound) is still a few years away. (think late 1800's and a phonograph player). Cool idea though, right?

19 11, 2014

Today’s 3D Printing is not the same as Star Trek’s Replicator

November 19th, 2014|3D Printing|

Thanks to TV shows like the recent episode of Person Of Interest, we feel it's our responsibility to say that while 3D printing is pretty awesome, it does have limitations that the media rarely mentions. For example 3D printing alone cannot make a functioning tablet or iPad with a build in camera and access to [...]

13 11, 2014

Inventor Who Changed Kitchens Everywhere dies at age of 99

November 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Donald Stookey was a scientist with Corning Glass Works in the 1950's and accidentally invented what we know know as CorningWare dishes. Dr. Stookey invented synthetic glass ceramics which is now has many new uses in addition to glass stove tops.

21 10, 2014

Need to know you can speak with a real person at your 3D Printing company?

October 21st, 2014|3D Printing|

Several of our new 3D Printing customers  have been sharing with us how much they value the fact that 3D Prototype Design can be contacted by phone or email and then receive such a quick response by a real rapid prototyping expert. One customer even went so far as to share a story with us [...]

14 10, 2014

‘I have ideas for inventions. How and where do I start?’

October 14th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

LinkedIn Invention help Question: "I have ideas for inventions. How and where do I start?" 3D printing and invention help Answer: "There are many steps, but if you want to save money you'll want to do them in the right order. Here are the first 4 steps to get started... Research: See if the idea [...]

30 09, 2014

The ‘Dark Side’ of protecting your intellectual property

September 30th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

Fans and inventors, take note... even George Lucas isn't infallible when it comes to intellectual property. In 2006 the prop designer of the Stormtrooper helmets, Andrew Ainsworth of the UK who was selling helmets made off of his original molds, was sued and to lost Lucasfilms as having committed infringement on their intellectual property. Despite [...]

8 09, 2014

3D Prototype meets Two Dragon’s from the Den

September 8th, 2014|3D Prototyping, Events|

Had the good fortune this weekend at TIFF to Meet Dragons' Den David Chilton and Michael Wekerle. CBC was recording an interview that was open to an intimate group of approx. 70 people at this years TIFF festival. We sat front and center to take in all their great words of advice and perspectives on [...]

3 09, 2014

From Sandals to Runners with a Simple Zipper!

September 3rd, 2014|3D Printing|

Fun invention idea to help those transition from the summer into the fall. Although 3D Printing is not an option for this prototype, we thought it would still be fun to share! This sandal converts into a running shoe using a zipper.

21 08, 2014

Replacing Body Parts with 3D Printing Technology

August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Although 3D Printing and rapid prototyping technology has been able to build replacement bones for several years now with titanium, the FDA recently approved replacement facial device. To learn more follow the link below. http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printed-face-implant-gets-fda-approval/