3d Printing

This 3-D Printer Prints...Skin?

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

While some of us are using the new power of 3D printers to make smartphone cases and chocolate figurines, two engineering students from the University of Toronto are using them to print functional human skin.

Here Come The Cyborgs: Canadian Students 3D-Print Human Skin

CBC | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Business

A 3D printer that may one day generate new skin for burn victims has won a $3,500 prize and a chance to compete internationally for $50,000 more. Th...

WATCH: The Future Is Here And It's Really Stylish

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Style

You guys, the future is here and it looks like a pair of shoes. Brooklyn, NY-based Continuum printing released a video of a 3D printer making a fut...

► 11 Items You Won't Believe You Can Make With A Printer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Business

Once there was a time when printers were nothing but big, clunky, ink-sucking machines prone to fail at the one job they had: print something on paper...

'Foodini' Printer Could Be All You Need For Lunch

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living

Natural Machines, a Spanish start-up, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 3D printer devoted entirely to food. The Foodini -- which is in th...

Goodbye, Construction Workers? This Is A 3D-Printed House

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Business

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of years after wealthy merchants began building the tall, narrow brick houses that have come to define Amster...

3D Printing Not Ideal For Mass Production But Works For Personalized Goods

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style

MONTREAL - 3D printing isn't making waves in the world of mass production but it's starting to change how businesses can offer customized, one-of-kind...

Canada At The Forefront Of 3D Printing

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Three-dimensional printers have already begun addressing present-day demands around the world by churning out everything from food to firear...

3D Printing Still A Work In Progress

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Today, a consumer-grade 3D printer that sells for a couple thousand dollars can produce a really cool iPhone case, not to mention an endless...

Can a Robot Do Your "Creative" Job?

Justin Beach | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

According to a recent study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be replaced by computers over the next two decades. However, this assumes that "creative skills" can be easily taught and it may underestimate the pace at which artificial intelligence is developing.

Not Every Customer Is Created Equal

Paul Barter | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that if you wanted to make something for everyone, you had to assume everyone was more or less the same. Not anymore. Today it's about producing personalized products for each one of us. Mass personalization is just beginning to come online and enter the collective consciousness.

How We Designed and 3D Printed Our Product in Under 4 Weeks

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

I work for an ad agency, and focus on digital engagement. I want to share the story of how we made a practical 3D printing application happen. We were in the product design business. Back in the day it would've taken months, if not years, to build a practice to do this work. We had achieved it in less than four weeks.

How Science, Science Fiction and Progressive Politics are Connected

Justin Beach | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Justin Beach

I talk a lot on Twitter, Facebook and my blog about science, science fiction and progressive politics are regular topics. Some people who seem interes...

Don't Print This At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada

Print print, bang bang. Someday soon, making your your own firearms at home may just be that easy, thanks to the advent of 3D printers. While in...

The Third Industrial Revolution Is Here - Think Bigger

Elaine Mah | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

I'm enthusiastic about the bright future that is ahead if we can continue to foster and encourage governments, business leaders and young students to look beyond the limits to make the impossible, possible. I find myself wondering what it will take to win in this Third Industrial Revolution, and I keep coming back to our youth, these students whose brilliant minds know no limits. Are we doing enough to encourage and inspire them? Are we finding the right venues to foster innovation and commercialization of the best ideas in Canada, or will we retain our role as an exporter of raw goods, rather than an information economy of the future?

3D Printing: The Most Disruptive Technology Yet?

Justin Beach | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Even now 3D printers can create a wide range of products the major challenge lies in making those technologies realistically affordable for consumers. When free is an option for all consumer goods it will have a greater disruptive impact than anything since, at least, the industrial revolution.

The Future of Media Is Beyond The Screen

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The next half century could well be about advertising taking on a smaller position in the expanding marketing sphere as brands create loyalty not through impressions but by creating tools, applications, physical devices, true utility, and more robust loyalty extensions that makes them more valuable in a consumer's life. It will be interesting to see which brands embrace media beyond the screen.

How the Looming Apocalypse Has Taught Us to Prepare

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natalia Yanchak

Two words: Apocalypse Preparedness. It's on the minds of the citizens of the Western World and is stimulating this Leftist-Libertarianism. Simply put, when the world goes to shit and it's every person for themselves, those with a cold-storage full of preserves and an equipped workshop that can repair radios and shotguns will be more likely to survive.

Need a New Liver? Just 3-D Print One!

Dax Hamman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Dax Hamman

Custom 3-D Printing, which has become ultra-affordable in recent years, is largely seen as the domain of decorators looking to turn their favourite poems into art sculptures. But recently, this unique technology has been used in far more spectacular ways. Let's examine...