Thursday, March 6, 2014
3D printing with haptic technology
Hyphen is bringing its 3D printing and prototyping capability to a technology-sharing partnership with the University of Guelph.
Hyphen, which operates a full-service, rapid prototyping and environmental testing centre in Kitchener, Ont., will get access to the university’s Digital Haptic Lab (DHL), a design and prototyping facility that focuses on the use of haptic devices that enable physical manipulation of digital information.
University researchers and students will get reduced rate access to Hyphen’s additive manufacturing technology and expertise.
“The use of 3D printing is applicable across all of the research streams we work with at the university, including art, engineering, robotics, biology, horticulture, and aerospace,” said John Phillips, DHL’s design engineer and manager.
“With our new partnership with Hyphen, we now have access to a greater set of tools so we will be able to offer a greater variety of solutions to our researchers. This will dramatically change the way we approach and tackle problems and opens up new possibilities for how we combine the use of 3D printing with haptic technology.”