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October 2017

3D printing challenge – Pavilion, Week of October 23, 2017

Teams wrapped up the test phase of the challenge the week of October 23, 2017.  Each team selected a component of its pavilion design for test 3D printing.  The resulting prototype models provided teams with valuable information about material properties, effects, fitting and connections.  For many teams, this is their first time printing or utilizing a dual
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Halloween Fun at Parkin

Parkin’s social club hosted a Halloween Pumpkin decorating contest.  Four teams joined and created some fabulous themed pumpkins.  Three rules of competition: 1. pumpkins could not be carved, 2. Maximum time to decorate was one hour, and 3. Budget was $15.  Judges had such a hard time picking winners that all teams were declared winners. 
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Parkin and Entuitive announce collaborative 3D Printing challenge

Parkin and Entuitive have kicked-off a collaborative 3D printing challenge involving 5 teams and 6 offices.  Parkin teams of designers from Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto will partner with Entuitive structural engineering teams from the U.K, Calgary and Toronto to design a 1:50 scale pavilion using assembled 3D printed pieces.  The challenge will demonstrate FDM and
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Parkin 3D Printing Challenge – Phase 2

Phase 2 will be in joint venture with Entuitive (structural engineers).  Having won the Best Use of Labels award in the 2016 Canstruction Toronto competition, the (Entuitive/PCL/Parkin) submission was also named as the recipient of one of eight Canstruction International awards! Our creation (Cappuccino Cup) was chosen from a pool of over 1200 submissions across
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Parkin 3D Printing Challenge – Phase 1

  Parkin has been producing 3D prints to enhance client communications, providing a tangible product to enhance project development.  To familiarize staff with the new technology, the firm has acquired a 3D printer, and posed a 3D design challenge.  Phase 1 of the challenge was to encourage development of people’s software and hardware skills.   
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