University of Waterloo receives $27 million grant to pursue Additive Manufacturing

The University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) has received $27 million CAD ($20 million USD) in funding to set up a “world-class” additive manufacturing laboratory. According to the university, when fully equipped, its Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab will be “one of the 10 largest university-based AM facilities in the world.” The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab … Read more →

Artec Studio 12 adds more user-friendly features

Artec 3D Software’s Studio 12 is now much more user-friendly, with about 75% of new features adopted from customer feedback. “We’re proud to present our most advanced, powerful and comprehensive professional 3D scanning software yet – which is fast, smarter and easyier to use, but which still never compromises on accuracy with a variety of … Read more →

How 3D printing could provide clean water to communities while promoting recycling and solar power

Dr. Mazher Mohammed.

Deakin University (Waurn Ponds, Australia) is currently working on a world-first breakthrough technology capable of printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics. The “3D WASH” technology will be carefully tested and evaluated in the Solomon Islands by Children’s Charity Plan International Australia later this year. Dr. Mazher Mohammed, Research Fellow at Deakin’s School of … Read more →

Massivit 3D helps create world’s first 3D-printed retail store during Christmas season

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel) has announced that its customer, OMUS (a specialist 3D printer in Australia) has constructed what is believed to be the world’s first 3D-printed, pop-up retail store on behalf of luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Thirty panels in 18 days The eye-catching 9-metre-wide, 10-metre-long and 2.7-metre-high (29.5 ft. x 32.8 … Read more →

How to get funding for your 3D printing projects

Here, Elliot Schiller, a Director at Toronto’s Teeger Schiller Inc., a firm specializing in government funding and systems selection and implementation, investigates how to get government funding for your 3D projects. His clients receive over $5 million annually to support ongoing business innovation. E-mail, visit or phone 1-888-816-0222 Ext. 102. Are you developing … Read more →

Your next shirt might have an MP3 player integrated into the fabric!

Israeli 3D printer and 3D printed electronics manufacturer Nano Dimension recently completed tests on a new process that successfully 3D-printed conductive materials onto textiles. The pre-treated fabric had the conductive pattern printed on it using Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 3D Printer and its AgCite Silver Nanoparticle conductive ink. After collaborating with a leading European textile … Read more →