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McGill Formula Electric at the Formula SAE Electric 2022!

August 15, 2022

McGill Formula Electric at the Formula SAE Electric 2022!

This year McGill once again took part in the Formula SAE Electric competition! The McGill Formula Electric is an Engineering Design team made up of motivated students united by the challenge of building a 100% electric race car to compete against Universities from around the world. Read on to hear how it went!

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UBC Solar takes part in the Formula Sun Grand Prix!

August 08, 2022

UBC Solar takes part in the Formula Sun Grand Prix!

The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) and the American Solar Challenge (ASC) are collegiate-level student design competitions to design, build, test, and then drive a solar powered vehicle, providing a multi-disciplined, experiential learning opportunity. Shop3D had the unique opportunity to be a Sponsor for UBC Solar during this year's competition!

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3D Printed Kneepad in TPU 85A

July 19, 2022

3D Printed Kneepad in TPU 85A

With new parents in the office, children's safety has been on the mind. Our challenge was to prototype a new kneepad for toddlers, using 3D printing to create a series of prototypes at a low cost. Can we create a unique design that works? Read on to find out!

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Vancouver Open House - Free 3D Scanning - July 22-23

July 07, 2022

Vancouver Open House - Free 3D Scanning - July 22-23

Let's chat about what's new in additive manufacturing at the Shop3D Vancouver Open House! Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 10:00AM - 6:00PM PST and Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 at 10:00AM-2:00PM PST.

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Creating Product Casings with the Mayku FormBox
Polypropylene and Water Soluble Supports

Rapid + TCT 2022

May 24, 2022

Rapid + TCT 2022

Rapid + TCT is North America’s largest and most influential Additive Manufacturing event. This year the event featured 400+ exhibiting companies including Ultimaker, Formlabs, Raise3D, BASF and BCN3D. There were also keynote presentations, thought leadership panel discussions, new product previews, networking and so much more!

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Formlabs Fleet Expansion Program

May 10, 2022

Formlabs Fleet Expansion Program

For a limited time, if you own a formlabs printer and upgrade your Formlabs fleet, you can get up to $2250 in discounts!

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BVOH vs. PVA: Which is Better?

May 05, 2022

BVOH vs. PVA: Which is Better?

Fused Filament 3D printing is fascinating, but not without it's challenges. For example, some 3D printers can not print steep angles or unsupported bridges. This is why support structures are needed. However, support structures can be very time-consuming and difficult to remove. This leaves many to ask, "Is there a solution to this problem?". The answer is, yes there is.

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Introducing 3D Printing ASMR

April 01, 2022

Introducing 3D Printing ASMR

Introducing 3D Printing ASMR. Our first album of 3D printing sounds so you can experience the sounds of 3D printing, scanning and even opening a spool of filament! Finally: the immersive shopping experience you've been waiting for.

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EinScan Pro 2X 2020 Vs. Photogrammetry

March 08, 2022

EinScan Pro 2X 2020 Vs. Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry (while able to produce decent results with just software and any camera available) still has a few flaws. There are many variables which can affect the accuracy of your scan including camera lens distortion, settings, lighting and shadows. With the EinScan Pro 2X 2020, everything is self contained within the unit. It projects it's own light and allows for the use of HDR mode to vastly simplify the setup and repeatability of your scans.

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New SLS Powder: Glass Filled Nylon 12 for Strong, Heat Resistant Parts

March 03, 2022

New SLS Powder: Glass Filled Nylon 12 for Strong, Heat Resistant Parts

The Fuse 1 materials library is expanding, enabling engineers and manufacturers to create new, industrial grade products. Formlabs is introducing Nylon 12 GF Powder, a glass-reinforced material ideal for producing stiff, thermally stable parts on the Fuse 1 SLS printer. Nylon 12 GF Powder is the third material designed specifically for the Fuse 1 ecosystem, providing Formlabs customers with options to scale in-house production affordably.

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