MAKERWIZ BEGINS SUPPLYING CANADIAN-MADE 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS FROM MATERIO 3D
RICHMOND HILL, ON March 23, 2017Makerwiz, Canada’s 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.
“Our 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.” 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). “As 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.”

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 “Inspiring Boundless Creativity”. 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.

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