3D Prototype Design, 3d printing services since 1996

Even though much of the world is just now learning about 3d printing, this year marks 3D Prototype Design Inc.’s 20th anniversary offering 3d printing services and beyond! We’d like to sincerely thank you and all of our great customers who count on us for all their 3d printing needs.

Star Trek Communicator, 3d printed

Star Trek Communicator, 3d printed

Back in the Day

Before the magic of 3d printing our Grandfather company, HD Patterns and Matchplates Inc. (a well respected foundry established in 1971), created and carved patterns, matchplates, molds and prototypes by hand. Not only did it require the skills of master craftsmen, it was also incredibly labor intensive with no room for human error.

HD Patterns researched the revolutionary new technology called rapid prototyping in the mid 90’s. It established 3D Prototype Design Inc. and made 3d printing services history by purchasing the first FDM machine sold in Canada. Although the original intent for the first machine was to sell services to create foundry patterns, it quickly became apparent the real industry need was instead to help customers create fast and accurate prototypes and final parts instantly.

As 3D Prototype’s customer base grew and technology improved, we stepped up our services by invested in Selective Laser Sintering. To this day SLS still allows for higher quality final parts and volumes. We now have 4 sintering stations on-site, as well as other 3d printing technology, material options and colours to round out the mix.

Part of Your Design Team

We’ve built a strong reputation of offering the ultimate quality, customer service and support for 3d printing service projects big and small. 3D Prototype Design customers know their projects are valued by our attention to detail, willingness to go the extra mile and availability to support their 3d printing questions and needs quickly.

We look forward to helping you with your next 3d printing project and being around for another 20 years!