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3D Printing in a Gig Economy: Feature Includes Vaughan-Based LEO Lab

HP Design Fusion PrinterThat vision is shared by Marc Cohen, President of LEO Lab, a Vaughan, Ontario-based firm that extensively uses 3D printing to create custom orthotics and one of Designfusion’s 3D printing stable partners. Cohen believes that as company leaders realize what 3D printing technology is capable of and how they can benefit from it, then it’s just “a matter of proving out the economics to them, demonstrating that operationally and financially, it makes sense. So there is a lot of education to do.”

Two years ago, LEO Lab purchased an HP MJF 4200 from Designfusion (it was actually the first of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion models to operate in Canada). Because Cohen and his team have always had a focus on innovation, they also created a sister company called IDEATE3D. Similar to a private incubator, the company helps inventors bring their ideas to fruition and to market. IDEATE3D’s clients could use LEO Lab’s printer as required, and the printer could also be available to others.

Full Article: design-engineering.com

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