3D Printing Resources
Explore our latest news, case studies and articles to learn how to maximize the benefits of industrial 3D printing with Tempus 3D.
High Performance Racing applications of 3D printing and 3D scanning
Lawn mower racing enthusiast Kierra Cates needed an edge for an upcoming race, and approached Tempus 3D for a solution. The team at Tempus used 3D scanning and 3D printing to design a high-performance air intake able to withstand the abuse of the racing environment, and look good in the process.
Extending the useful life of commercial products with additive manufacturing
A commercial property owner was faced with the prospect of spending thousands of dollars to upgrade broken paper towel dispensers if he could not find replacements for a failing fastening clip. With the support of Tempus 3D, the parts were reverse-engineered to improve the design and manufactured with industrial 3D printing, saving time and money while extending the useful life of the existing equipment.
Using digital scanning and 3D printing to repair consumer goods.
A student in the Selkirk College Digital Manufacturing Program needed to replace a broken part on a treadmill. He was able to use digital scanning and 3D printing to re-build the hard-to-find part. In the process he was able to improve the design of the original part, save money, and extend the useful life of the original equipment.
Creating replacement parts for marine applications with 3D scanning and 3D printing.
A boat owner in Trail BC broke a critical part in the throttle mechanism in his boat and was unable to source an affordable replacement. The owner was able to improve the part design and manufacture a replacement quickly and affordably, with the help of Tempus 3D's 3D scanning and additive manufacturing technology.
RV owner re-designs and replaces a hard-to-find part for their recreational vehicle with additive manufacturing.
An RV owner had a broken exterior door handle for their RV which had become brittle over time due to exposure to the elements and extended use, and they were unable to find a replacement. They also wanted to upgrade the design to strengthen the areas that had failed. They approached Tempus 3D for a solution.
Airforce Velocity Stacks uses industry 4.0 to super charge product development.
Airforce Velocity Stacks needed to design and test a throttle body and was looking for a local manufacturer to collaborate with on the project. With the help of Tempus 3D and their design and production partners, Airforce was able to create a prototype robust enough to test in real-world conditions and achieve their development goals, quickly and affordably.
3D printed medical back brace
A medical services innovator based in Montreal, Quebec approached Tempus 3D with a back brace design to build. They were looking for a manufacturer with the capacity to build the large pieces with material suitable for medical devices. Tempus delivered a custom solution in collaboration with experts at HP and Hawkridge Systems.
Ledcor ball valve replacement
Ledcor was facing a 6-month delay when sourcing a ball valve needed for their road surfacing operations, and approached Tempus 3D to help manufacture a replacement. Ledcore required design upgrades to improve part performance and a quick delivery time. Tempus 3D collaborated with their development network to deliver a solution, on-time and on-spec.
Dri-Cities uses industry-leading 3D printing technology to bring their innovative waterproofing solution to market.
Dri Cities was looking for a manufacturing option that could produce prototypes and low-volume production runs of their innovative waterproofing product. Tempus 3D was able to provide an affordable, high-quality product with quick turnaround and on-demand manufacturing with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.
Transforming prosthetics and orthotics production with digital manufacturing and industrial 3D printing
Digital manufacturing had revolutionized the production of custom orthotics and prosthetics, resulting in increased innovation, production speed, fit and function while lowering overall cost and material waste. Learn more about how industrial 3D printing has transformed the manufacturing of medical devices.
The value of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry
The automotive industry has been transformed by additive manufacturing over the past decade. 3D printers are aiding in design and development, accelerating the assembly process, creating complex parts, enhancing measurement and testing, and providing customization solutions across the range of the development process.
IBC Technologies enables innovation in collaboration with BC 3D printing service bureau.
IBC Technologies was designing a jig to help assemble fan parts for a commercial boiler. They were looking for a local manufacturer which was able to quickly build low-cost, functional prototypes and manufacture the final design. Learn how Tempus 3D was able to support IBC through the design and manufacturing process with industrial 3D printing technology and expertise.
The advantages of part consolidation with additive manufacturing
One of the many benefits of additive manufacturing is the ability to build forms not possible with traditional manufacturing. Learn how the freedom of design inherent in additive manufacturing has enabled HP and Aerosport to consolidate multi-part assemblies to lower production time to 24 hours, lower costs up to 95% in costs and reduce weight up to 90% while improving part functionality.
Kalesnikoff Lumber leverages 3D printing to alleviate supply chain challenges, reduce down time, and improve productivity.
Kalesnikoff Lumber was looking for a local manufacturer to re-design and build affordable lumber guides that were robust enough for industrial use. Learn how Selkirk Technology Access Center and Tempus 3D were able to help them produce an improved design with industrial plastics and commercial 3D printing technology.
Symbolic copper-plated eagle skull shows the potential of digital manufacturing to make the impossible possible.
A First Nations group wanted to create a copper replica of a delicate eagle skull and approached Tempus 3D for a solution. The team at Tempus collaborated with a network of professionals with advanced digital manufacturing capability produce a beautiful result.