Educational Programs & FAQs

3D PRINTING FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS caters specifically to Canadian Educational Institutions because we believe that one of the biggest barriers for widespread adoption of 3D printing technology is the availability of 3D modelling curriculum.  With the help of educators and educational institutions in Canada willing to adopt and teach the next generation about 3D printing and its limitless uses, availability of educational curriculum will no longer be a bottleneck.

Therefore, we have special educational programs in place that make it as easy as possible for your school/college/university to acquire 3D printers and supplies for your courses or STEM curriculum.  Details below.



Shop3D believes in continuing education within Canada.  As such, educational institutions should reach out to our sales staff directly for special educational discounts.  We will provide a custom estimate for your school/library/University as well as expert advice to get your 3D Printing curriculum moving.

EDUCATIONAL PO’S ARE ACCEPTED will accept Purchase Orders from qualifying educational institutions in Canada.  We will coordinate with your finance department, sort out the terms for the PO and supply all the necessary paperwork.  Net 30 Payment terms are available to approved orders.

EXTENDED WARRANTY AND SUPPORT realizes that schools and universities may have special needs and requires additional support.  We offer an Extended 2nd Year Warranty for our Ultimaker line of 3D printers only available to educational institutions.  In Store training and on-site installation are optionally available within the GTA.



Education Discounts on 3D Printers and Filament Supplies

Educational Institutions will be able to get exclusive educational discounts on the Ultimaker & Formlabs lines of 3D printers.  The discount may vary by model so please contact our sales staff by email or phone for the discount.  All qualifying educators will also receive our lifetime consumables discount.*  (A coupon code with unlimited use will be provided for online purchases or automatically applied for phone orders.)  * some restrictions apply.


The largest "in-stock" inventory of Ultimaker, Formlabs, Zortrax and BCN3D 3D printers in the Country.

We carry the largest in stock inventory of 3D printers of every model and an even larger selection of both OEM and 3rd Party filament.  No long lead times to worry about.  Upon receiving a PO or payment, we will ship your order the next business day (or even the same day before cutoff).


Shop3D is the Authorized Ultimaker repair center for Technical Support.

Shop3D provides technical support by email and phone and repair service for Ultimakers in Canada.  Get the help you need when you need it.  Drop in repair service also available by appointment.  Our focus on the Ultimaker brand means that our technicians knows your printer inside and out.


Account management and Technical Sales.

Shop3D has account managers who want to serve your needs long term.  We are a resource for you and your faculty.  If you’re purchasing too much filament, we will let you know.  If the printer isn’t a good fit for what you want to do with it, we will let you know. Have a very specific technical question or requirement?  We’ll work to get you an answer. We’re here to help.


Local Showroom and in store training.

Shop3D has a public showroom with the entire Ultimaker 2 line of 3D printers on display and in use.  No appointment necessary.  If you would like to arrange a specific training session with faculty and/or students that can also be arranged by appointment post purchase.


Tested 3rd Party filaments and accessories.

Besides having the largest selection of OEM parts, Shop3D also carries the largest selection of 3rd party parts and accessories for your Ultimaker 3D Printers.  Parts that we have tested to work with the Ultimaker ecosystem.  Enjoy a 3 tiered selection of filaments and specialized parts without any cross border hassle.