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STEAM Maker Club is Back!!! January 25, 2024 13:51

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA January 25, 2024¬†‚ÄstMakerwiz, Canada‚Äôs pioneering 3D Printing Shop | Lab | Space, today announces the return of STEAM Maker Club by popular demand since the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Makerwiz is truly excited to present our 2024 STEAM Maker Club Membership for Kids (Aged 10-14) starting in January 2024. Students from Grade 5 to Grade 8 (Aged 10 to 14) are invited to learn from us in-person every Wednesday between 4:30 to 5:30 pm at our new location.

We offer programs for each element of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). While each element has its own focus, we integrate creative design and critical thinking to give our curricula a unique twist with an emphasis on small-group, project-based hands-on learning.

There are three levels of membership: Copper, Silver and Gold.

Our STEAM Maker Club Copper Membership for Kids ($200$180) includes:

Our STEAM Maker Club Silver Membership for Kids ($400$360) includes:

Our STEAM Maker Club Gold Membership for Kids ($600$540) includes:

For details about schedules and topics, please visit http://makerwiz.com/maker-club. To join our STEAM Maker Club, please purchase membership here or contact us by phone at 289-637-1333 or by email at space@makerwiz.com.


QR8T3D Sale: 23% Off for 23 Days in '23 April 12, 2023 12:52

It’s the hottest deal this Spring season!


Introducing the Original Prusa MK4 April 12, 2023 12:36

Its predecessor, the MK3S+, is already years ahead of the competition. Now this!


Makerwiz moves to new office and launches QR8T3D.com, a "Curated" Collection of the Finest 3D Prints in the World February 28, 2023 12:21

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO,¬†CANADA¬†February¬†28, 2023¬†‚ÄstMakerwiz, Canada‚Äôs pioneering 3D Printing¬†Shop |¬†Lab | Space, today announces its move to a new office and the simultaneous launch of QR8T3D.com, a "Curated" Collection of the Finest 3D Prints in the World.

After 5 years of serving customers out of Upper Yonge Place, Makerwiz is moving its office to Venture X at 120 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4V1. The new office will continue to be open to visitors by appointment only. All other contact information remains the same.

QR8T3D.com (pronounced "curated dot com") is a newly curated collection of amazing 3D prints around the world. Work from famous 3D designers from many different countries will be made available for purchase in the form of physical 3D prints only. With licensing agreements, the platform will initially feature popular designs from the following 10 artists:

3D Print Bunny (USA)

Cinderwing3D (USA)

Eastman (USA)

Fab365 (Korea)

Filament's Folly (USA)

Flexi Factory (USA)

Hex3D (USA)

Makerwiz (Canada)

MiniWorld3D (Mexico/Korea)

Vandragon_de (Germany)

 

About Makerwiz

Makerwiz is a pioneer maker company in Richmond Hill, Canada’s newest city located in York Region within the Greater Toronto Area. The company combines a 3D Tech Shop, a Digital Fabrication Lab and a STEAM Education Makerspace all under one roof. A leading provider of desktop 3D printing and scanning technology products across Canada, Makerwiz supplies products from over 20 premium 3D brands (including LulzBot, Prusa Research, CraftBot, MakerBot, BEEVERYCREATIVE, ZMorph, Filabot, 3Doodler, etc.) to K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, makerspaces, businesses and consumers across the country. In addition, the company also provides product design and rapid prototyping services, as well as maker education programs for kids and families.


LulzBot Announces All-New 3D Bioprinter October 10, 2019 01:32

LOVELAND, COLORADO, USA¬†October 9, 2019¬†‚Äď Aleph Objects, Inc., Colorado-based manufacturer of the award-winning line of LulzBot 3D Printers, has announced the launch of the LulzBot Bio, a new Open Source, FRESH-certified 3D bioprinter. The LulzBot Bio enables 3D printing with materials such as unmodified collagen, bioinks, and other soft materials, and has already been instrumental in 3D printing the first-ever fully functional human heart tissue.

 

“What we've shown is that we can print pieces of the heart out of cells and collagen into parts that truly function, like a heart valve or a small beating ventricle," said Adam Feinberg, professor of biomedical engineering (BME) and materials science & engineering at Carnegie Mellon. "By using MRI data of a human heart, we were able to accurately reproduce patient-specific anatomical structure and 3D bioprint collagen and human heart cells."

 

A Platform for Quality and Versatility

 

With a legacy of manufacturing high-quality 3D printers spanning nearly a decade, LulzBot brings its award-winning print quality to the bioprinting market with the LulzBot Bio, its first-ever Fluid Deposition Fabrication (FDF) 3D printer. Unlike its pneumatic counterparts, the Bio’s syringe pump system allows for precise stopping and retraction, preventing unintentional extrusion and stringing while printing intricate models like vasculature. Its easily-modified, Open Source design removes proprietary restrictions, providing a versatile platform for innovation that grows with ever-changing discoveries and advancements.

‚ÄúFor researchers, you don‚Äôt know what materials or processes you‚Äôll be using in 6 months, let alone one year from now,‚ÄĚ said Grant Flaharty, Aleph Objects CEO and President. ‚ÄúYou need hardware that can be adjusted quickly and easily, without proprietary restrictions.‚ÄĚ

The LulzBot Bio comes with nearly everything needed to start bioprinting, including extensively tested, preconfigured material profiles in Cura LulzBot Edition. See the full list of features, specifications, and what’s included here.

 

Collagen: The Human Body’s Major Structural Protein

Collagen is prominent in biological structures, making collagen bioinks one of the most promising materials for bioprinting applications. However, it has proven extremely difficult to print with in its unmodified form. The LulzBot Bio enables printing with unmodified collagen using the FRESH 2.0 method. Developed and refined by the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group at Carnegie Mellon University, FRESH bioprinting uses thermoreversible support gels to hold soft materials during printing. The temporary support gel is dissolved, leaving the print intact. 

‚ÄúOther bioprinting techniques often require materials to be chemically altered or mixed with other materials to make them 3D printable,‚ÄĚ said Steven Abadie, Aleph Objects CTO. ‚ÄúBecause of the excellent biocompatibility of collagen, being able to 3D print with it in its original form brings us that much closer to recreating models that mimic human physiology.‚ÄĚ

 

Bioprinted Tissues for Faster, Safer Innovation

Bioprinting is revolutionizing pharmaceutical development, cosmetic testing, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. This technology can be used to recreate physiology to study disease, determine the effectiveness and potential side effects of new drugs in development, and provide skin tissue models for cosmetic testing.

 

Bringing a new drug to market with current methods costs around $ 2.5 billion USD and can take more than a decade from start to finish. The probability of success is less than 10-15% despite promising results in early stages with animal testing, as the absence of toxicity in animals is a poor predictor of efficacy in humans. The development  of 3D bioprinting provides a more human-relevant alternative in both pharmaceutical and cosmetic testing. To date, over 40 countries worldwide have banned or restricted animal testing on cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients, which has accelerated the development of bioprinted human tissue for cosmetic development.

 

The LulzBot Bio will soon be available for pre-order from Makerwiz, with units to begin shipping November 2019.

 

About Aleph Objects, Inc.

 

Aleph Objects, Inc. is the Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of the award-winning line of LulzBot¬ģ 3D Printers. LulzBot is a trusted brand in Automotive, Consumer Products, Aerospace/Defense, Medical, and Education industries around the globe. Aleph Object‚Äôs core company values of Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware enable users to uniquely modify both software and hardware to bring their imagination to life. For more information, visit www.LulzBot.com.

About Makerwiz

Makerwiz is a pioneer maker company in Richmond Hill, Canada’s newest city located in York Region within the Greater Toronto Area. The company combines a 3D Tech Shop, a Digital Fabrication Lab and a STEAM Education Makerspace all under one roof. A leading provider of desktop 3D printing and scanning technology products across Canada, Makerwiz supplies products from over 20 premium 3D brands (including LulzBot, Prusa Research, CraftBot, MakerBot, BEEVERYCREATIVE, ZMorph, Filabot, 3Doodler, etc.) to K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, makerspaces, businesses and consumers across the country. In addition, the company also provides product design and rapid prototyping services, as well as maker education programs for kids and families.


Makerwiz Begins Supplying Canadian-Made 3D Printing Filaments from Materio 3D March 23, 2017 20:06

RICHMOND HILL, ON March 23, 2017 ‚ÄĒ Makerwiz, Canada‚Äôs most comprehensive supplier of desktop 3D printing equipment, today announces its partnership with Materio 3D, the first Canadian manufacturer of premium 3D printing filaments to produce their entire product line domestically.


Based in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Materio3D is a Canadian manufacturer of high-end 3D printing filaments with the mission to provide the 3D printing community with a complete collection of materials that can be used with confidence for prototyping, artistic creations, production of finished goods, or educational projects. The company was founded in 2016 with the association between two business owners engaged in complementary fields: Mr. Pierre Giguère, president of Felix Compounds, Canadian manufacturer of composite materials, and Mr. François Lahey, president of Voxel Factory, a 3D printers and 3D printing materials store in Montreal. Their state-of-the-art extrusion line and testing laboratory are located near Montreal in the South Shore. Production, quality control, testing and packaging all operate from there. Finished products are shipped from their Montreal warehouse nationwide. Materio3D relies on continuous research and development, meticulous quality control, and comprehensive documentation to meet the needs of its clientele. Their vision is to be a leading manufacturer of 3D printing materials globally known for the quality of its products and the excellence of its customer service by 2020.


Makerwiz is a pioneer maker company in Richmond Hill, Canada’s most populous town and part of York Region in the Greater Toronto Area. The company is a leading provider of desktop 3D printing and scanning technology, rapid prototyping service and maker education across Canada. Currently, Makerwiz supplies products from over 20 premium 3D brands (including MakerBot, LulzBot, Printrbot, CraftBot, BEEVERYCREATIVE, ZMorph, Filabot, 3Doodler, DJI and many others) to K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, makerspaces, businesses and consumers across the country. Becoming official reseller of high-quality 3D printing filaments from Materio3D will allow Makerwiz to provide domestically produced 3D printing materials to the rapidly expanding desktop 3D printing industry in Canada.

‚ÄúOur new partnership with Materio3D will enable us to provide the highest quality, Made-in-Canada 3D printing materials to educators, makers and manufacturers across Canada, thereby further reducing the already green eco footprint of local manufacturing made possible by 3D printing.‚ÄĚ said Dr. Peter Lau, Maker-in-Chief at Makerwiz and Mayor of the 3D Hubs community in Toronto (ranked #8 among cities worldwide in numbers of active 3D printers). ‚ÄúAs the variety of materials and the range of applications for additive manufacturing continue to increase at a breakneck pace, locally-sourced innovative materials will help push mainstream adoption of 3D printing in the Canadian marketplace in 2017 and beyond.‚ÄĚ

About Makerwiz
Makerwiz is a creative company dedicated to promoting the Maker Movement in Canada by fostering the knowledge and application of emerging creative technologies such as 3D printing, digital fabrication, drone robotics and wearable electronics. The motto of Makerwiz is ‚ÄúInspiring Boundless Creativity‚ÄĚ. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Makerwiz is an active sponsor of the 3D Hubs community in Toronto and a staunch supporter of public makerspaces in the Greater Toronto Area, and a strong supporter of STEAM curricula and maker education.

For more information, contact Makerwiz at 1-855-586-2949 or visit makerwiz.com.


Season's Greetings from Makerwiz, age 2.0 December 21, 2016 01:18

Dear Friends,

It's been a wonderful 2016 for Makerwiz, as we expanded from a portfolio of 5 brands to 20 brands, but we couldn't have done it without you, our loyal patrons and supporters. As we enter into the Christmas season once again, keeping an eye toward all things maker and magical, our staff would like to extend warm wishes to you and yours. Please make the most of the holiday and look forward to enjoying new products, services and training from us in the new year.

Incidentally, on the occasion of Makerwiz's 2.0 birthday, we have just launched our new web store on Shopify.  For a limited time until December 31, you can wish us a happy birthday while enjoying 5% discount using the coupon code: H2BDMAKRWZ when ordering from our store. Call it early Boxing Day!

Happy Christmas Holiday from the Makerwiz team!

Sincerely,

Dr. Makemake and the Maker Elves

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Rio Olympic Medals per Capita - After Day 3 August 9, 2016 06:36

Olympic sports fans must know that there is a precious web site called Medals per Capita showing "Olympic Glory in Proportion" with data going back to 1896. This site is updated every morning throughout the Rio Olympics (not frequent enough for some fans, myself included). Interestingly, it has all Summer Games listed but no Winter Games except for Sochi 2014. Another peculiarity is that the stats are tabulated as Population per Medal despite the name of the site being "Medals per Capita". Nonetheless, this site is highly recommended if you want to know how countries are actually performing relative to their population size. In a tongue-in-cheek attempt to be more up-to-date than Medals per Capita, we did a quick spreadsheet exercise summarized as follows. After 3 days of medal-awarding competition in Rio (end-of-day on August 8), here are the "true rankings" of the 38 medal-winning nations so far:
Rank Country Medals Population Medals per Billion
1 Kosovo 1 1836978 1633.12
2 Hungary 3 9823000 916.22
3 New Zealand 2 4709417 849.36
4 Croatia 1 4190669 715.88
5 Mongolia 1 3098525 645.47
6 Australia 7 24142625 621.31
7 Sweden 2 9894888 505.31
8 Belgium 2 11322674 353.27
9 Denmark 1 5717014 349.83
10 Italy 9 60665551 313.19
11 Georgia 1 3720400 268.79
12 Kazakhstan 3 17753200 225.31
13 South Korea 5 50801405 216.53
14 Taiwan 3 23508362 212.69
15 Azerbaijan 1 9730500 205.54
16 Netherlands 1 17025380 176.21
17 Canada 4 36155487 138.29
18 Thailand 4 65346190 137.73
19 Russia 10 146599183 129.61
20 Japan 10 126990000 125.99
21 USA 19 324193000 111.04
22 UK 4 65110000 107.51
23 Portugal 1 10341330 96.70
24 Greece 1 10858018 92.10
25 North Korea 1 25281000 79.11
26 South Africa 2 55653654 71.87
27 Ukraine 2 42673911 70.30
28 Argentina 1 43590400 68.82
29 Uzbekistan 2 31807000 62.88
30 Colombia 1 48805156 61.47
31 Vietnam 1 92700000 32.36
32 France 1 66736000 29.97
33 Poland 1 38437239 26.02
34 Brazil 2 206275579 24.24
35 Spain 1 46438422 21.53
36 Philippines 1 103422400 19.34
37 China 13 1377907812 18.87
38 Indonesia 2 258705000 15.46
Despite all its troubles, Rio 2016 is off to a great start. The Games also have an attractive (and wearable) emblem that is a quantum leap from the hideous mass that was London 2012's. Check out our 3D printed (with ColorFabb WoodFill) below!  
Rio Olympic Logo

Spring Forward to New Store and New Brands! March 31, 2016 17:39

Good news to all friends and fans of Makerwiz! As April approaches and the weather warms up, we are bring you a new online store based on amazing Shopify technology, plus loads of new products from notable 3D brands!

This Spring, we are introducing 3D printers from CraftUnique, FormLabs and PrintrBot. These leading manufacturers augment our already stellar lineups from 3D Systems, BEEVERYCREATIVE and MakerBot. In terms of 3D printing supplies, we are introducing filaments from BotFeeder, ColorFabb, NinjaTek and Taulman. Again, these quality suppliers expand our existing offerings from BVC, MakerBot and Proto-Pasta. Last but not least, we are introducing the Filabot Industrial Reclaimer for the sake of environmental stewardship. Now this is gearing up to be one exciting season!

On another note, 3D Hubs Toronto monthly pub nites have been switched to the third Wednesday of each month, starting in March. On April 20, however, there will be no pub nite as we will be hosting a ColorFabb/3D Hubs "Co-polyester for 3D Printing" Workshop at the fantastic new makerspace NewMakeIt north of Toronto. Come join us and share your joy of 3D printing with fellow enthusiasts, get great filament samples, and tour this provincially-funded one-of-a-kind facility combining a training centre, a co-working space and a comprehensive makerspace. Talking about killing three birds with one stone!

Here's to a strong and healthy Spring!

Groot with Beefy Arms


Canadian Makerspaces February 23, 2016 15:38

The Maker Movement as we know it began in 2005 with the publication of MAKE: Magazine by Dale Dougherty. Modern makers typically enjoy technological pursuits such as 3D printing, electronics, robotics, laser cutting, CNC milling, woodworking, metalworking, in addition to conventional fashion design and arts and crafts. Despite having an initial lag behind the Americans and the Europeans, Canadians are now diving into the Maker Movement at an accelerating pace. As a result, Canadian makerspaces have been sprouting up across the country at great speed.

Makerspaces are community-based organizations with shared tools and equipment for members to create new things or to fix existing things. In some instances, they also serve as co-working spaces, training venues and collaborative "playgrounds". Currently, Canada has 36 public (non-commercial and non-academic) makerspaces. For your interest, Makerwiz has created some graphs indicating their numbers and distribution across the country:

Canadian Makerspaces Distribution


For a comprehensive list of Canadian makerspaces with hyperlinks and their distribution across the country, visit our Makerspaces page for more information. If you are interested in making things but don't know where to start, now is the perfect time to join a local makerspace!


Black Friday SALE Event November 23, 2015 03:19

Black Friday SALE Event

Makerwiz Black Friday SALE Event November 27, 2015   In-Store:

Item Regular Price Special Price
3Doodler 2.0 Pen Set $169.97 $144.99
Arduino Uno, Rev 3 $34.99 $27.49
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 $149.99 $99.99
ColorFabb Sample Filament Box $29.99 $19.99
Google Chromecast $39.99 $29.99
iHome Portable Speakers $49.99 $24.99
Poly/Cotton Lab Coat (M, L, XL) $24.99 $14.99
Proto-Pasta Aromatic Coffee PLA Filament, 500 g $47.99 $42.99
Raspberry Pi 2, Model B $56.99 $49.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1‚ÄĚ Tablet $469.99 $399.99
      Online:
Item Regular Price Special Price
3D Systems Cube 3D Printer $1,299.00 $1,189.00
3D Systems iSense Handheld 3D Scanner $639.00 $383.40
BEETHEFIRST Portable 3D Printer $1,999.00 $1,849.00
Filabot Extruder Original $1,279.00 $1,179.00
MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner $1,089.00 $999.00
MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer $1,849.00 $1,699.00

Top Ten Trends in Consumer 3D Printing November 6, 2015 23:55

During my seminar at the recent TAVES Consumer Electronics Show north of Toronto, I shared my thoughts on the top ten trends in consumer 3D printing in the next 12 months. Here are the countdown to my top ten predictions:

10. Explosive Growth of 3D Innovations
- new technologies, including faster chemistry-based methods
- more brands, more models per brand, like the "Cambrian Explosion" in Earth's natural history 542 million years ago!
- more crowdfunded projects, especially look for Kickstarter campaigns for products and Indiegogo campaigns for related services

9. Rise of 3D Service Industry
- office manufacturing and service bureaus become commonplace
- printing networks will expand and consolidate
- rise of in-house 3D printing, 3D printing cafes, 3D printing farms, makerspaces and makerspace networks/associations and distributed 3D printing

8. 3D Design Goes Mainstream
- everyone can design in 3D with a new generation of user-friendly tools
- current top 10 most popular 3D design tools are: Blender, Sketchup, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Maya, 3DS Max, Inventor, Tinkercad, ZBrush, Cinema 4D; others include 123D Design, OpenSCAD, Rhinoceros, Modo, Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Lightwave, Sculptris, Grasshopper and FreeCAD
- post-millennial students will be required to learn 3D design programs just like word processors, spreadsheets and photo-editing software.

7. 3D Scanning is the New Photography
- rise of 3D scanners allows us to capture people and things everywhere
- high-end digital cameras and smart phones will incorporate 3D scanning technologies
- historical archives and personal records in 3D, including cultural heritage sites and objects, people (before birth with ultrasound and after death in crime scene analysis), pets; specialized 3D repositories, analytics and big data of 3D files

6. New Composite Materials for 3D Printing
- hybrid filaments and resins revolutionize consumer 3D printing for more realistic prototypes and decorative objects
- new materials include composite PLA (containing copper, bronze, brass, wood, bamboo, carbon fibre, stainless steel, magnetic iron, conductive metal, coffee grinds, limestone), nylons and flexible materials, among others, from progressive suppliers like ColorFabb, Proto-Pasta and MakerBot
- composite materials will help extend the lifetime and usefulness of fused deposition modelling (FDM) or fused filament fabrication (FFF) printing

5. Industrial 3D Printing Technologies Trickle Down
- affordable stereolithography (SLA) and inkjet 3D printers coming soon to your desktop
- SLA printers from FormLabs and 3D Systems and inkjet printers from Canon and HP start competing for the consumer market
- higher quality of SLA and jetting printers will put high-end FDM/FFF systems under pressure

4. Wearables and Drones Drive Adoption of Consumer 3D Printing
- customized accessories and replacement parts for fashion, electronics and robotics have increasing demand
- made-to-order smart watch and other wearable accessories
- DIY quadcopter spare parts and other drone casings

3. Direct Digital Manufacturing Complements Global Supply Chains
- many products will be partially or completely manufactured locally, affecting almost all industries
- in the short term: dentistry and jewellery design; in the medium term: food and fashion industries
- in the longer term: architecture (building and bridges) and transportation (automobiles, boats, aircrafts, aerospace)

2. Consumer Recycling Machines Become Ubiquitous
- household grinders, desktop filament makers, new safety labels for plastic recycling
- local household recycling will redefine our lifestyle
- safety concerns: grinders and extruders should be child-proof; plastics with chlorine and other toxic content are not recyclable at home

1. Proliferation of Consumer 3D Printing in Educational Spaces
- schools embrace 3D equipment as educational tools integrated with the STEM curriculum
- libraries adopt 3D technology for constructing digital archives
- science and natural history museums use 3D printing to enhance visitors' experience and to build digital catalogs

Forecasting technology is always challenging. Check back this time next year to see how my predictions panned out!

MakerBot Chains


Makerwiz to Represent ColorFabb and Proto-Pasta October 15, 2015 03:12

MARKHAM, ON October 14, 2015 ‚ÄĒ Makerwiz, a pioneer in desktop 3D printing education, service and equipment delivery in the Greater Toronto Area, today announces its decision to represent two important brands in the 3D printing industry: ColorFabb (from Helian Polymers) and Proto-Pasta (from ProtoPlant). Helian Polymers is a young and dynamic plastic company located in Venlo, in the south of the Netherlands. Founded by Ruud Rouleaux in 2011, Helian has a nimble team of plastics experts with years of experience in the masterbatch and biopolymer industry. The goal of Helian Polymers is to provide the plastic processing market with the best possible solutions with respect to their customers‚Äô needs. To achieve these goals and generate maximum added value, Helian cooperates with a few selected international partners. In 2013, Helian created ColorFabb, a world famous brand of high quality filaments composed of innovative materials for 3D printing, including Eastman Amphora‚ĄĘ 3D polymer, PLA/PHA, XT-Copolyester, and Special composites such as copper, bronze, brass, wood, bamboo, and cork. As the 3D printing industry continues to expand, ColorFabb will continue to extend their wide range of colours and new materials available. ProtoPlant is a professional engineering firm in Vancouver, Washington, USA founded by Dustin Cramer. Founded on a vision of advancing science and technology by providing the best possible engineering and manufacturing services, the engineers at ProtoPlant are dedicated to creativity, affordability and quality. Recognizing the need for high-performing and widely accessible materials for personal 3D printers, in 2013 ProtoPlant created Proto-pasta, a line of exotic 3D printer filaments specially engineered for performance and printability on small, FFF-style 3D printers. In particular, the engineers at ProtoPlant developed and produced six revolutionary materials: Conductive PLA, Stainless Steel PLA, Magnetic Iron PLA, Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA, High Temperature PLA, and PC-ABS Alloy. Each material was rigorously tested and developed over the course of many months, with testing data and results published for customer review and comments. The end product was a line of high performing, high quality, exotic 3D printer filament unlike any other. Meanwhile, new ground-breaking materials are continuously in development. Makerwiz is a leading provider of desktop 3D printing and scanning technology, rapid prototyping service and maker education in York Region, an area with over 1.1 million inhabitants immediately north of Toronto. Becoming authorized dealer of quality 3D printing filaments from both ColorFabb and Proto-Pasta will allow Makerwiz to immediately provide unique materials for desktop 3D printing in the Canadian marketplace. ‚ÄúOur new partnerships with ColorFabb and Proto-Pasta will allow us to expand the existing product range to include highly demanded composite and exotic materials for fused deposition modelling (aka fused filament fabrication), the most popular technology in desktop 3D printing today.‚ÄĚ said Dr. Peter Lau, Maker-in-Chief at Makerwiz and Mayor of 3D Hubs Toronto. ‚ÄúA wide range of materials are now 3D printable, including copper, bronze, brass, steel, iron, wood, bamboo, carbon fibre, and even coffee! By making these innovative products more easily accessible to Canadian consumers, Makerwiz continues its quest to enhance service and offerings to maker communities across the country, from sea to sea.‚ÄĚ About Makerwiz Makerwiz is a creative company dedicated to promoting the Maker Movement in Canada by fostering the knowledge and application of emerging creative technologies such as 3D printing, drone robotics and wearable electronics. The motto of Makerwiz is "Inspiring Boundless Creativity". Founded in 2014, Makerwiz is an active organizer for the 3D Hubs community in Toronto. Headquartered in Markham (also known as the ‚ÄúHigh Tech Capital of Canada‚ÄĚ), the company is also a staunch supporter of York Region Makers, a not-for-profit organization aiming to create new public makerspaces in York Region. For more information, contact Makerwiz at 1-800-586-2949 or visit makerwiz.com.

Makerwiz Announces New Partnerships June 25, 2015 00:00

MARKHAM, ON June 25, 2015¬†‚ÄĒ Makerwiz, a pioneer in desktop 3D printing education, service and equipment distribution in the Greater Toronto Area, today announces its new partnerships with four major players in the digital fabrication industry: 3D Hubs, 3D Systems, Filabot and MakerBot. Makerwiz is a leading provider of prosumer and consumer 3D printing and scanning technology and services in York Region, a region with over 1.1 million inhabitants immediately north of Toronto, Canada‚Äôs largest city. Becoming an authorized dealer of quality products from 3D Systems and MakerBot will allow Makerwiz to help popularize 3D printers and 3D scanners in the GTA and make these products readily available to the STEM educational space in Ontario and across Canada. Partnering with 3D Hubs, Makerwiz is organizing regular 3D printing ‚Äúmeetups‚ÄĚ and expanding its rapid prototyping service to assist more hobbyists, product designers and industrial engineers realize their project goals. As a dealer for Filabot, Makerwiz will distribute filament makers that recycle waste plastics into useable 3D printing filaments, thereby encouraging environmental stewardship through enabling green manufacturing processes. 3D Hubs is the world‚Äôs largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers with over 18,000 locations in over 140 countries. The company is on a mission to make 3D printing accessible to everyone by unlocking the world‚Äôs idle 3D printers, facilitating transactions between 3D printer owners (Hubs) and people that want to make 3D prints. 3D Hubs empowers people to create a new type of product, which is personalized, on-demand and locally produced. Makerwiz is already an experienced ‚ÄúHub‚ÄĚ in the Toronto 3D Hubs community and will assume the responsibility of organizing monthly ‚Äúmeetups‚ÄĚ on behalf of 3D Hubs going forward. 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future. Makerwiz will distribute the Cube (3rd Generation) 3D Printer, the CubePro 3D Printer, the CubePro Duo 3D Printer, the CubePro Trio 3D Printer and the ProJet 1200 3D Printer, as well as the Sense 3D Scanner, the iSense 3D Scanner, the Touch 3D Stylus, Cubify softwares (Invent, Design and Sculpt) and CubePro PLA and ABS Cartridges, and other 3D Systems 3D printing accessories. Filabot is¬†the world‚Äôs first manufacturer of desktop 3D filament makers. The company ships plastic recycling systems and recycled products to companies all around the world for different applications. The staff at Filabot wants to change how the world uses plastic by making plastic the solution to its own problem it creates. Their goal is to have Filabot be a one-stop shop for start-to-finish, environmentally friendly, 3D printing. Filabot already has a big presence in the 3D printing market but continues to grow rapidly as it expands the horizons in the industry. Makerwiz, currently the only Canadian distributor for Filabot, will provide the Filabot Wee Kit, the Filabot Wee, the Filabot Original, the Filabot Original EX2, and the Filabot Spooler to the Canadian market. MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable. MakerBot now has one of the largest install bases and market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, with more than 80,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world and a robust MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that combines hardware, software, apps like MakerBot PrintShop and MakerBot Mobile, materials, training, support, consulting, retail stores, partnerships and Thingiverse, the world‚Äôs largest online community for 3D printing, in order to make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers are used by engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers to enhance education and transform the design process through Real-Time Prototyping.¬†Makerwiz will distribute the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer, as well as the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, MakerBot PLA and ABS Filaments, and other MakerBot 3D printing accessories. ‚ÄúOur new partnerships with MakerBot, Filabot, 3D Systems and 3D Hubs provide enormous opportunities for us to further expand our expertise and service areas in 3D creative technologies. Having the world‚Äôs best players in digital fabrication behind us is crucial acknowledgement of our company‚Äôs strong potential in distributing high quality creative technology equipment and supplies to multiple market segments that will experience explosive growth over the next few years.‚ÄĚ said Dr. Peter Lau, Maker-in-Chief at Makerwiz. ‚ÄúWith substantial expertise in public contract tendering and e-commerce platforms, Makerwiz will initially focus on targeting the STEAM needs of school and library makerspaces, then move on to inspire and address the demands of individual families who yearn for boundless tools to develop their innate creativity.‚ÄĚ About Makerwiz Makerwiz is a creative company dedicated to promoting the Maker Movement by fostering the knowledge and application of emerging creative technologies such as 3D printing, drone robotics and wearable electronics. The motto of Makerwiz is "Inspiring Boundless Creativity". Founded in 2014, Makerwiz is an active organizer of the 3D Hubs community in Toronto. Headquartered in Markham (otherwise known as the ‚ÄúHigh Tech Capital of Canada‚ÄĚ), the company is also heavily involved in the creation of two new public makerspaces in York Region. For more information, contact Makerwiz at 1-800-586-2949 or visit makerwiz.com.