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Transforming Interiors with Metal 3D Printing

Every day at Custom Prototypes we have the pleasure of working with some of the most innovative minds around. While we love working…
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Metal 3D Printing Like Never Seen Before – 1st Century Roman Helmet Build

  (See Full Video Down Below) Over the past couple months we embarked on a journey to see just how far we could…
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Size Matters

Some two months ago we took a delivery of a large 3D printer. It took us some time to set it up and…
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3D Printing the Toronto Raptor’s Championship Ring

The Task Ahead Over the past couple weeks we’ve been challenged with making a ginormous 15x scale replica of the new Toronto Raptors…
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We have made it! Our 3D printed Starry Night has been shortlisted for the 2017 TCT awards.

Every year the TCT Magazine honours individuals who innovate in the realm of 3D printing. This September marks their annual award ceremony and…
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NOT EVERYONE CAN TAKE THE BEAT! TRUMP MAKES HEADLINE IN A BIZARRE DRAMA…AGAIN!!

As fascinating as it is to build prototypes and watching our clients grow and reach the skies, we sometimes are left perplexed to…
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Measuring how the wind effects the CN Tower

When you think Toronto, most immediately think of the CN Tower. With the tower being almost half a kilometer tall, you can pretty…
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When 3D Printing & Art Collide – An Interesting Spin to a Famous Painting

Since 1994, Van Gogh Studio in Amsterdam has been creating beautiful oil painting reproductions of Van Gogh’s iconic work. Their team of artists…
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Toronto Based 3D Printing Service Company Creates a Stained Glass Window out of 100% Plastic

nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DziFuCTzsE Over the past three months our team at Custom Prototypes, a Toronto based rapid prototyping and 3D printing service company have been…
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Metal 3D Printing – Embracing the newest aid in manufacturing

High output with little input, this is the objective which all automotive manufacturers seek to achieve. With every disruptive technology comes along a…
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Kickstarting innovation with the use of 3D Printing

Promoting a new product has become easier than ever with the access of online crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo or GoFundMe.…
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3D printing in the Dragon’s Den (self driving car conversion kit)

X-Matik Pitching their Self Driving Car Concept with 3D Printed Hardware Imagine you drive to a party, have a couple too many drinks…
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A Product to Keep Golfers Safe During COVID-19

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease across Ontario, golfers have been given the green light to head to the course. To ensure the…
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Man vs. Machine This Halloween

Custom Prototypes shop in Toronto ON showing pumpkins that have been carved with a CNC machine This week at Custom Prototypes we were…
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3D Printing has the ability to capture your imaginations!

Technology has pretty much given wings to our imaginations, what now we could imagine could be created in a tangible object with the…
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We’ve Got You Covered – The Fight Against COVID-19

Supplying the Front-Line We all know that maintaining distance is key for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The virus is so…
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Technologies transforming the ways of movie making

For a couple of years 3D modelling and 3D printing is widely used in film making industry and for the reason that it…
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Protecting Doctors During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A product that would help save lives Keeping doctors and nurses safe during these times is crucial as resources become limited and supplies…
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In hope to give solace to Mexico earthquake victims, Custom Prototypes steps forward to lend a hand

On September 19 2017, The city of Mexico and nearby states trembled with massive earthquake killing more than 350 people, destructing houses, offices,…
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Drones & 3D Printing – The Future of Remote Manufacturing

Drones , drones and more drones. Everywhere you look companies are beginning to employ this technology. Anything from mining, oil fields, agriculture, forestry,…
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Countdown beings – Meet Custom Prototypes at CMTS and experience the real 3D printing!

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) September 25 – 28, 2017 Mississauga, ON Be a part of the Canada’s largest manufacturing event and get…
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Teaching 3D printing – A High School visit from Mexico

This past week we had the privilege of welcoming over 40 students from Mexico to come do a tour of Custom Prototypes. These…
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3D printing Facility Tour – Hosted by Custom Prototypes for OACETT

OACETT, The Ontario association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists is a self-governing, non-profit organization and professional association of more than 25000 members.…
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We did it again

Remember the Faucet we 3D printed some 2 years ago? Click here to refresh the memory. The water lily inspired, 3D printed bathroom…
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Custom Prototypes presents “Rocketeer” award to the industrial designer from Carleton Univ

Every year Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO) hosts a competition for graduating industrial designers from Carleton University, OCAD university, Humber…
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Visit To Custom Prototypes – Students from Mexico enthralled by 3D printing

It was a great honour and opportunity for Custom Prototypes to provide a strong learning experience for a group of 45 students from…
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This Holiday season – we produce smile

Every year at this time we try to put our skills to work to bring some smile on the face and spread the…
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3D Printed Art for the Visually Impaired

Recently a teacher from the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired contacted us after discovering a past project we had previously…
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Little Heart Heroes Camp At Lake Wabamon, Edmonton, AB.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa. The Vaughn Sawchuk foundation, an organization providing…
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3D printing + extreme 3D aerobatics Making SFGs looking like winglets

Over the last year we have been exploring the use of 3d printing technology in producing Side Force Generators (SFGs) for the extreme…
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Enabling Mobility with a Motorized Wheelchair Conversion

In recent weeks we had the pleasure of working with Junior Filipe, a local Toronto resident to try and help come up with…
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Top 3 Things You Should Consider When Choosing a 3D Printing Service Company

1. Good customer support. For a lot of people many questions can arise when going through the process of having something 3D printed,…
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Meet Our Client – ‘The Boys’ Season 3 | As seen on Amazon Prime.

The first time you watch a show on Amazon or Netflix, you possibly just want to be swept away and get caught up…
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Impressing the Press with Metal 3D Printing – Our Success Story

Back in April we kicked off the promotion of our metal 3D printed Roman helmet by uploading pictures to Imgur. Within hours the…
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How to materialize an idea – The key steps inventors should take when creating their first product

Most of us have experienced it, that awkward moment of listening to someone brag about their revolutionary idea that is going to change…
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This season, let not Covid-19 stop you from enjoying Golf!

Covid-19 has changed our way of living and so our way of playing but this spring, let this viral outbreak not stop us…
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World’s Most Advanced Metal 3D Print – Aiming For Gold at 2018 TCT Awards

Every year TCT magazine hosts an annual competition to celebrate entrepreneurs, innovators and engineers who push the envelope with their own unique application…
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3D Printing a Memory for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

As the weekend approaches, people all across the nation will gather to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. This milestone is a time for Canadians…
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“SEE” Through 3D Printing

3D printing has helped people, businesses and innovations in ample ways with its versatility. Some use 3D printing to nurture their inner entrepreneur,…
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Cleopatra’s offering to Antony – Are we the first to see it after 2,000 years of despair?

Our creation of Mark-Antony’s helmet has sparked a lot of conversation online & many people have asked questions regarding the helmets provenance and…
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Record high traffic through Custom Prototype’s front door, could their prices simply be too low?

Due to Custom Prototypes cheap 3D printing services, we have been experiencing a lot of increased traffic to our studio. While most of…
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Power boosting Canadian EV Companies with 3D printing.

With the vision of forming a truly Canadian domestic OEM, AK International Motor corporation was founded in 2012. Being Canada’s first multi-brand Automotive…
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A day with Students from the colorful city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

As one of the leading provider of 3D printing service, Custom Prototypes understands rapid changes in trends and technologies of manufacturing world and…
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Lack of bike storage in Toronto? The issues and how the University of Toronto plans on solving it

As winter finally comes to an end, people all over Toronto have resorted back to cycling as their primary mode of transportation. The…
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Discussing 3D Printing with Canadian Plastics

When it comes to learning about the latest news and innovations in the world of plastics, Canadian Plastics is the place to go.…
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Niagara college students introduced to 3D Printing Technologies

3D printing is a transpiring technology that is persistently growing and gaining attention globally in a variety of fields. On February 22nd, Theo…
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Expensive vs. Cheap 3D Printing, Why the Big Difference?

Today 3D printing is one of the most rapidly growing technologies Efforts in the tech industry have made cheap 3D printing a possibility.…
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Reopen Safely with the COVID Hood

Does social distancing got you feeling down? Are you ready to transition from having drinks on the driveway to having drinks awkwardly at…
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Our umbrella story: collecting drops of rain or hope?

There may not be a need for explanation on the importance of water for life, I am sure we all have met a…
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Will it Fly? World’s First Fully 3D Printed Airframe

n 3D printing has become a hobbyist’s best friend when it comes down to creating custom parts for models. This thriving technology has…
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An Economic Solution to Golf Player Safety – The Cart Curtain

Recently we made a post about a product we are now selling to help keep golf players safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. After…
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Adding a twist to our Christmas cards this year (Fully 3D printed Christmas tree ornaments)

n Every year we at Custom Prototype`s have our own little Santa’s workshop as we follow our tradition of creating custom 3D printed…
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3D Printing a Smile This Christmas!

Custom Prototypes has gained recognition for their innovative approach to design and product innovation over the last 20 years. Bringing ideas into tangible…
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Golf Cart Passenger Dividers Now Available – COVID 19 Barrier

As golf courses begin to open, club owners are taking a lot of precaution to ensure the safety of all players. Fortunately for…
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3D Printing Catches the interest of “Underworld People”

I am sure the term underworld may leave some of you perplexed for a while but before this confusion turns into a headache…
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3D Printed Food & Organs… What’s next?

Constantly evolving 3D printing technology has a lot more to offer than what we think. Being so flexible and customizable, doors for 3D…
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