3D Printing

April 3, 2020 Feature

Eastman steps up material production for face shields

by Canadian Plastics

The specialty material supplier has partnered with officials in Tennessee to support the local production of 10,000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the state capital of Nashville.

April 3, 2020 News

3D-printed hands-free door opener combats spread of COVID-19

by Canadian Plastics

Developed by Materialise NV, the door opener is being offered as a free printable download in hopes that it catches on worldwide. 

April 2, 2020 News

Mercedes-Benz offers its 3D printing capabilities for medical devices

by Canadian Plastics

The German automaker, which normally uses its 3D printing technology for prototype construction and small-series production for its passenger cars, can print individual medical components to help against the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1, 2020 Feature

Formlabs partners with U.S. hospitals to 3D-print COVID-19 test swabs

by Canadian Plastics

The nasopharyngeal swabs needed to collect samples for COVID-19 testing are in increasingly short supply in the U.S. as testing increases.

March 20, 2020 News

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

by Canadian Plastics

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.

March 18, 2020 Feature

Toronto researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resin

by Canadian Plastics

Using waste cooking oil has significant potential, the researchers say: it’s cheaper to make and the plastics made from it can break down naturally compared to conventional 3D printing resins.

March 2, 2020 Feature

Researchers develop revolutionary reversible 4D printing process

by Canadian Plastics

A technique developed by researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design allows 4D-printed objects to resume their original shape.

February 24, 2020 Feature

New polymer patch can mend a broken heart

by Canadian Plastics

Bioengineers at the Trinity College in Dublin have developed a prototype polymer-based patch that could be used to repair damaged heart tissue following a heart attack.

February 21, 2020 News

Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRap

by Canadian Plastics

Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.

February 10, 2020 Feature

Polymer-based, 3D-printed pericardial tissue project could save lives

by Canadian Plastics

A new three-year research project is developing biomimetic polymers that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue, with the goal of making artificially produced implants for heart disease patients who are waiting for a donor organ.

December 17, 2019 News

Stratasys appoints Yoav Zeif as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Zeif will officially take on the role on February 18, 2020, replacing interim CEO Elchanan Jaglom.