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16 04, 2019

The ‘Magic’ of SLS (selective laser sintering), Removing the Build

April 16th, 2019|3D Printing, 3D Prototyping, Uncategorized|

Surprisingly, removing the build is actually the exciting part of the SLS 3d printing process! Not watching it as it builds. Most think watching an SLS while building would be the interesting part of of the process, however because of the way the process builds,  there's actually very little to see. Here's a super basic summary [...]

27 03, 2019

3D Printing request UNLIKE ANYTHING in 23 years

March 27th, 2019|3D Printing|

My week started with a phone call and a question as to whether our company could help with a very personalized item. Within one minute, it was shared that this customer wanted a 6” custom Lego brick followed by these words “this will be an urn for my son’s ashes, who recently passed away from [...]

19 03, 2019

5 Common NDA Mistakes (our experiences)

March 19th, 2019|3D Printing, Invention Help, Inventions|

As we are in the 3D Printing business, it's common for us to be asked by new customers to sign an NDA prior to sending their CAD files. Having worked with 3D Prototype Design now in my 17th year I've personally viewed multiple NDA's, have experienced and found a few common mistakes I [...]

11 03, 2019

2.3 Million Gallons of Water pumped through SLS 3D Printed Part

March 11th, 2019|3D Printing, 3D Prototyping, Inventions|

You may have noticed the Zelda pump (3d printed by us with SLS and nylon) on our home page, but I thought I'd bring light to it again as recently our customer let us know that with their last round of testing the pump ran for 2-1/2 days, pumping 2.3 million gallons of water! That's [...]

26 02, 2019

3D Printing Scaled Down Models

February 26th, 2019|3D Printing, Uncategorized|

We often receive questions about 3d printing scaled down models that never happen as contacting us first isn't the right starting point, unless a few things are already taken care of! Watch this quick video and/or visit our Sales Models page to learn more. https://youtu.be/jM0ucRIbPV0  

19 10, 2018

We Had This IDEA in 2002!

October 19th, 2018|3D Printing, Inventions|

"3Doodler Create" I remember years ago when I first started with 3D Prototype Design, our lead technician Tim came up with an invention based on FDM printing. His idea was to make a small hand held device that could be used as a hobby tool to create in mid air random designs. He described it [...]

27 02, 2017

3D Printing and the Oscar’s Statuettes

February 27th, 2017|3D Printing|

With the help of 3d printing technology, Oscar statues now utilize technology to create the coveted awards with precision accuracy. In 2016 designers utilized an original 1929 Oscar statuette were originally designed by Cedric Gibbons and sculpted by George Stanley. The vintage figure was first 3d scanned to create an accurate 3d CAD file that [...]

1 02, 2017

3D Printing on the Moon using Space Dust—courier costs out of this world!

February 1st, 2017|3D Printing, Uncategorized|

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle… just a few weeks ago I posted a few key obstacles that would hold us Earthlings back from the merits of 3d printing on Mars, the main one being lack of material resources... then comes along an article in The Canadian Press, about a father and son team, Alex [...]

11 01, 2017

Top 3 Reasons Why 3D Printing Isn’t Mars Worthy (yet)

January 11th, 2017|3D Printing|

The other day a colleague of mine came into the office talking about a Doctor he saw on a morning TV show singing the praises of creating 3d printed medical devices and products that could in future be made in space (or possibly on Mars) which got us once again on a rant. While 3d [...]

4 01, 2017

If you want an ABS 3D printed part, don’t get it in ABS

January 4th, 2017|3D Printing|

Let me start off with Happy New Year wishes to all! 2017 actually marks our 21st year offering 3d printing services in Canada! Back in the day, we started with one FDM 3d printer (the extruding kind) using primarily ABS and had to inform potential customers why and how rapid prototyping could benefit there development [...]