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Makerwiz Newsletter for September / October 2017

Makerz' Newsflash
September / October 2017

Fall in Love with 3D Printing

Fall is upon us and it is high time to fall in love with 3D printing all over again, if not for the first time. After a brief period of stunted growth due to mismatched expectations, the world of desktop 3D printing is again experiencing exponential growth, as evidenced by the large number of 3D printing projects launched on Kickstarter every week and the rekindling of interest in additive manufacturing. The industry is growing rapidly and technology is advancing at a breakneck pace. If you are curious enough to embark on your personal 3D printing journey, who you gonna call? Makerwiz, of course. After all, we carry Canada's largest selection of premium desktop 3D printers. Enough said!

Looking back, we conducted a follow-up troubleshooting session on August 12 for our "How to Build a 3D Printer" workshop attendees. On August 21, we observed the Solar Eclipse from the Ontario Science Centre. On September 3, we visited the Fabrik Creativity Factory exhibit at the Montreal Science Centre. On September 23, we participated in Science Fest held at Markham Public Library Angus Glen Branch as part of Science Literacy Week. On September 25, we attended the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show at the International Centre in Mississauga. On September 28, we attended the Big Drone Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. On September 29, we were creative sponsors for Pecha Kucha Markham Vol. 16 at the Markham Public Library Markham Village Branch. As the coolness and fullness of Fall continues to grasp us, we will gather to discuss how to build a new one-of-a-kind 3D printer designed exclusively for Makerwiz by our friends at 3D Lounge. We will also be offering free intro workshops to customers who purchase equipment from us. For details on 
upcoming events, check out the Current Events section at the bottom of this newsflash. Also, don't forget to sign up to our mailing list to receive future issues of Makerz' Newsflash.

 

Makerwiz Transformed

As we alluded to in the last issue, our brand new Makerz' Resource Centre will be opening very soon. Due to popular demand, Makerwiz will focus more on organizing maker tech educational events and workshops, thereby truly fulfilling our founding mission of "Inspiring Boundless Creativity". Stay tuned for upcoming workshops covering exciting topics including 3D printing, 3D scanning, 3D design, laser cutting and engraving, CNC milling, drone robotics, aerial videography, wearable electronics, AR/VR, and much more. On the digital fabrication side, we have expanded our capacity for large-scale projects with assistance from our partners at the North Fabtory, a new venture specialized in product incubation and bespoke manufacturing.
 

Realistic Prototyping 

For almost a decade, the holy grail of desktop filament 3D printing has always been using multiple colours/materials and achieving smoothness in the finished print for accurate, realistic prototyping. Fly ahead to Fall 2017, and that vision is finally being realized. Using the new Palette+ machine from Mosaic Manufacturing, users can splice together different filaments to confer multi-colour and multi-material capability to many popular 3D printers, including our award-winning workhorses from MakerBot, LulzBot and CraftBot. Furthermore, soluble support, flexible plastics and hybrid materials can also be used with Palette+ to create functional parts (such as drone accessories for our DJI Spark seen above). Using PolySmooth filaments and the Polysher from Polymaker, makers can produce smooth prototypes that can rival injection molded parts. Makerwiz is proud to be official partners with many of these industry-leading manufacturers. Visit our website or web store today to learn more about our latest products and solutions that can help you achieve incredible results with desktop 3D printing!
 

Latest Products 

Here are the latest products from our most popular suppliers:

  • 3Doodler CREATE Pen and START Pen
  • BotFeeder NEO PLA and ReFilactive 3D Filaments
  • BuildTak FlexPlate System and 3D Printing Surfaces
  • ColorFabb PETG Economy and NGEN FLEX 3D Filaments
  • CraftBot CraftBot Plus and CraftBot 2 Enclosures
  • DJI Spark, Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian drones
  • LulzBot TAZ 6 and MINI Enclosures
  • MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ 3D Printers, Educators Guidebook, Cloud-Based 3D Printing, Tinkercad Integration
  • Mosaic Manufacturing Palette+, Chroma
  • Polymaker PolySmooth. Polysher, PolyBox, PolyCast
  • Printrbot Smalls and Printrbelt 3D Printers
  • Proto-Pasta Premium and Metallic HTPLA v3, Matte Fiber 3D Filaments
  • UbTech Alpha and Jimu (Explorer and Inventor) Robots
  • ZMorph VX Multi-Tool 3D Printer/Desktop Fabricator
To follow our latest offerings like these, or to see our "Daily Makes", catch us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram
 

Current Events

Here are a list of our current and upcoming events:  

September 28-October 8, 2017 - EDIT (Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology) at East Harbour in Toronto.

October 13-15, 2017 - TAVES Consumer Electronics Show at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto.

October 19, 2017 - Aurora Chamber Tech Expo at King's Riding Golf Club in King City.

October 28, 2017 - Maker Faire Calgary at Spruce Meadows - Equi-Plex in Calgary.


Starting November 2017 - Various Maker Tech Workshops at our new Makerz' Resource Centre at 10909 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.
- We will be running frequent workshops for kids and adults, including some weekend events. Details coming soon!

November 12, 2017 - Make Change Conference at Design Exchange in Toronto.
- Annual gathering of thought leaders from the maker community of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Spring 2018 - Maker Faire Ottawa
- Canada's largest Maker Faire, originally scheduled this October, has been postponed to next spring.

 

Focus #1

STEAM Education

Makerwiz aims to foster STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and Maker education by organizing events and workshops in 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication for all ages. We help schools, colleges, universities, libraries and museums procure the most suitable technologies for their curricula and programs.

Focus #2

Digital Fabrication

Makerwiz provides digital fabrication services to industrial engineers, product designers and startup entrepreneurs. Our average turnaround time is less than 2 days. We also organize monthly meetups and special workshops for the 3D Hubs community in Toronto. We are partnered with several makerspaces in Ontario and across Canada.

Focus #3

3D Printers and More

Makerwiz carries high quality 3D equipment and supplies for clients across Canada. We are authorized distributor or reseller for MakerBot, 3D Systems, BVC, ColorFabb, CraftBot, Filabot, Printrbot Proto-Pasta and ZMorph among others, with expertise in 3D printers, 3D scanners, drones and supplies from multiple industry-leading suppliers.
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