On this day October 21, 1985 (30 years ago) Marty McFly would have thought 3d printing to be nothing but a futuristic dream. Yet, here we are today! Although the movie was a fun look at what could be, many of the inventions either have been created or are actively being worked on. For example, [...]
When it comes to 3D printing, we can thank the media for creating misleading impressions on just what 3d printing is, what it can really do and whether you need it. This video is a segment we pulled from our Inventor Mentor series, but is helpful to anyone considering 3d printing (that is anyone who [...]
We are excited to share with you a new segment we'll be posting on YouTube every few weeks called Inventor Mentor, talking about invention help, 3d printing and answering your questions! Please check it out and let us know your questions.
We created this functioning 3d printed prototype for the Zelda Pump that was used for live testing. Created as a full scale prototype, it was tested pumping gallons of water in seconds without the use of hydro! Watch the video to see it in action.
We recently displayed our 3d printed lego tractor at a trade show that was a big hit! We made this Lego K'nex tractor with 720 individual 3d printed pieces using our SLS technology, nylon and our own developed post colouring process for the Toronto Design and Manufacturing Show. One of our technicians and his 7 [...]
Ok, now from the world of super cool-meets super high tech-meets super geek comes one of the greatest feel good stories ever! Alex Pring, a 7-year old boy born without a fully developed arm recently received a pretty awesome gift! A functioning 3-D Printed arm, fashioned after Ironman's suit. Central Florida students and graduates called [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]