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The Discov3ry


A Universal Paste Extruder for Desktop 3D Printers

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The Discov3ry


A Universal Paste Extruder for Desktop 3D Printers

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The Discov3ry

A Universal Paste Extruder for Desktop 3D Printing

The Discov3ry offers printing enthusiasts a simple, ingenious and affordable hardware add-on solution for printing a wide range of pastes. Now Makers can quickly and inexpensively experiment with easily sourced materials, like silicone, clay and cake frosting — allowing them to do more.  

Discov3ry at work in the Kitchener-Waterloo Makerspace, kwartzlab.

Cartridge System

The Discov3ry system uses a syringe based cartridge system which keeps your printing materials separate and makes for an easy clean up.  Switching from silicone to icing sugar is safe and seamless.

High Volume and Easy Clean Up

Each cartridge holds over 60cc (cubic centimetres) of your printing material.  This is enough material for several prints. Unused material can be capped and saved for later.

Use Your Own Printer

Discov3ry works with any stepper based desktop 3D printer system.  The printing tip is easily mountable and the device plugs into your existing electronics. Slicing and printing works with existing open-source software like Slic3r and Repetier.


Quickly and inexpensively experiment with easily sourced materials, like silicone, clay and cake frosting.

Beautiful cake toppers printed with icing sugar

Have your own personalized birthday cake at your next party by printing your very own 3d shapes.  The best part is choosing your favourite colour to print with.

Custom orthotics made with silicone

Printed silicone from the hardware store at 200um resolution makes for cheap made-at-home custom orthotics.

Combine both flexible and stiff materials

Discover a world of new possibilities by combining countless types of materials. There is no limit to the possibilities.   

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Paste Materials


Now Makers can do more.

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Paste Materials


Now Makers can do more.

Some of the materials we have successfully tested on the Discov3ry:

  • Silicone - Direct from Home Depot. There are countless variations to try.
  • Icing Sugar - Our best recipe made right in the kitchen. We gamble there are MANY other foods to test out.
  • Wood Filler - This sandable and paintable paste is great for crafts. Other household pastes like drywall compound work great too.
  • Polyurethane - This can be used for many durable applications around the house.
  • Latex - Perfect for flexible applications around the lab and garage.
  • Many more - There is so much more out there we can not even begin to guess. Please share your ideas with us here.


Read more about our successes printing with different paste materials here.

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John Mardlin

DIRECTOR OF BUS DEV

John Mardlin brings a mix of business acumen and engineering expertise to Structur3D.  He has a history of leadership roles in startup technology companies and community building including co-founding and directing the TEDxVictoria event series.  John's writing on technology has been published on Forbes.com and earned him recognition as a Quora Top Writer in 2013.

Andrew Finkle

CO-FOUNDER

DIRECTOR OF R&D

Andrew Finkle is currently working towards his PhD in Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology) at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo.  His academic research is in the area of incorporation of renewable nanomaterials into plastic for performance enhancements in 3D printing applications.

Dr. Charles Mire

CO-FOUNDER

PRESIDENT

Charles Mire received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wollongong in Australia. For his research project, he developed a custom 3D printer based on a Sherline tabletop CNC milling machine in order to study 3D printing using conducting polymers and structural biopolymers. He became hooked on 3D printing as a result of this project