Who we are

We design and manufacture products, processes, and systems that stem from our research into Biologically Informed Design (BID) and Digital Additive Manufacturing (DAM) – all grounded in our expertise in industrial design. We love collaborating with both academia and industry to continually evolve our research methods and apply our discoveries to real world problems.

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    Photo of Ecotonos team by the talented Ottawa-based photographer Dwayne Brown for the Ottawa Magazine, 2014
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    Learn about biology and 3D printing by turning a glowworm into your very own adult firefly!
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    Our UX Phone for UX Research and low-fidelity prototyping as seen on PixelUp!



How we think

As you probably already know, we like to nerd out and dive into random research and design projects!
Check out our blog for the latest updates.


The Turtle Project

One of our unique services is the rapid design and local production of custom products for our clients. How rapid? Our recent turtle project with Adara Belisle was designed and optimized for digital manufacture in under two days. With our in house equipment we can now produce up to 67 of these cute succulent turtle pots a week - or 3501 turtles a year! All on one of our custom designed 3D printers. 

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HOW ARE 3D PRINTED OBJECTS MADE?

HOW ARE 3D PRINTED OBJECTS MADE?

Carleton University newly renovated library is now home to the Discovery Center, a place on campus full of interesting furniture and high tech. Part of the technology offering is two 3d printers - Makerbot Replicator 2. We have helped setup and maintain these printers, along with giving presentations on the technology and how to best use it.

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