3D Printing

3D printing has become commonplace in many industry segments to achieve the development of cheaper and more complex structures. A company was interested to learn if development changes to their printer might qualify for SR&ED benefits. Although difficult to argue that they had encountered technological challenges in the development of their technology, we were able frame a qualifying research project based on challenges encountered in operating their prototype. Understanding the nuances between technological and technical challenges is super important when framing the description of the research challenges.

Other possible technological challenges encountered in this field might include a project where specific complex physical structures have not been successful in being achieved utilizing a particular 3D printing technology because of its technological limitations.