3D printing, testing firm opens doors to U of Waterloo

Christie Digital’s Hyphen division partners with students and staff to further innovation at the university.

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Mike McLeod

13-june-Hyphen-Waterloo-360Kitchener, On-based Hyphen, a rapid prototyping and environmental testing center, announced that the University of Waterloo’s students and staff now have access to it’s additive manufacturing and environmental testing facilities to help them design and refine products and parts for their engineering projects.

Located at Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.’s worldwide engineering and manufacturing center, Hyphen’s testing laboratory boasts top-of-the-line technologies including testing (vibration, thermal, tensile and compression, sound, drop testing and electromagnetic compatibility) as well as FDM, SLS, Polyjet, SLA 3D printing and CNC machining equipment.

“Hyphen is a state of the art resource, literally at our back door, that we can offer to Waterloo students to expand our capabilities in a rapidly evolving technology,” said Peter Teertstra, Director of the Student Design Centre, a facility unique of its kind in the world. “Strong ties with industry define the University of Waterloo experience and Hyphen’s dedication to supporting student projects through academic discounts on products, sponsorship of student team initiatives, training and technical support will impact programs across campus. Our 3D Print Centre has become one of the most widely used resources in the Student Design Centre.”