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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
3D Printing Perfect for Interchangeable Shoe Heel Innovation While visiting a unique Toronto women's shoe store where the heels are interchangeable (yes, the heels can be changed), it occurred to me how fantastic our 3d printing in nylon would have been in this development process as our 3d printed heels could actually be used like [...]
I recently met on-line the inventor of a great product, the Gleener Fuzz Remover "fabric shaver that doesn't require batteries. Safe on fabrics, with no pulls or tears. One side removes lint, the other removes fabric pulls." Thing thing really works!!!! So I wrote a stellar review on Canadian Tire's site and contacted this Montreal/Canadian [...]
Wacky or Brilliant? No 3d printing required for this invention!
Invention infringement has been around longer than maybe we thought we knew! The TV show Museum Secrets aired an episode that featured a Viking sword. The Ulfberht sword brand (between 850 to 1100 AD) was said to be the strongest in its day yet the majority unearthed in modern times found were in pieces. Apparently [...]
Tesla Motors recently released their patents so that anyone or company is free to use them on a good faith basis. Their hope is that other companies will help to accelerate the electric car industry and make it more acceptably used by the public. Here's what we found interesting... so many companies and people spend [...]