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NOVACAD Systems is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) company focused on clients in aerospace, architecture, engineering and medicine.

We excel in CAD design, scan-to-CAD (scan360º) and manufacturing innovation; from large-scale concept models, functional prototypes and best-in-class engineered plastics for final assemblies.


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Produce: Additive Manufacturing
Define: scan360º
Design: CAD file modeling, fabrication

At NOVACAD we utilize a portfolio of Additive Manufacturing production solutions combined with Scan-to-CAD services and a suite of value-added post processing options to customize a solution to meet the needs of our customers.

Additive Manufacturing /
3D Printing

From full-colour display and planning models, precision prototypes, and functional assemblies, large-scale concept and functional parts or a hybrid combination, NOVACAD has the experience and technology to help you produce what you need.


ProJet 3500 HD MAX
MultiJet Printing (MJP)

  • Durable plastic parts

  • 11.75 x 7.3 x 8" build size

  • Highest resolution and accuracy for production of functional parts

  • Greater geometric freedom with efficient wax support removal

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ProJet 860 PRO
ColorJet Printing (CJP)

  • Prints highly complex geometries with ease

  • Largest build size @ 20 x 15 x 9"

  • Full-colour (CMYK) printing

  • Ideal for medical, engineering and architectural models

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BigRep ONE
Fused-Filament-Fabrication (FFF)

  • Large build size @ 1m x 1m x 1m

  • Human-scale parts, models, prototypes and custom one-of-a-kind products

  • PRO HT, TPE, PRO FLEX and other material sets. Water soluble support material

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Post Production Services:
Increase Part & Material Strength
Enhance Part Durability
Surface Refinement

The demand for customized parts, models, and assemblies is increasing. We offer a number of in-house processes to: increase part and material strength, enhance durability to wear, improve surface texture and colourfastness.

From individual parts and models to full assemblies, we offer right-sized post-processing options based on the choice of material used in production.  Please get in touch to discuss the right solution to fit your needs.

Scan-to-CAD Solution (scan360º)

NOVACAD has in-house resources and an expert team to help provide you with complete SCAN-to-CAD solutions.



Using the robust Geomagic Capture Scanner in combination with DesignX we offer efficient and highly accurate Scan-to-CAD solutions.


CAD Design

Industry leading Geomagic DX and FreeForm Plus enable our team to design everything from parts and assemblies to organic models.

Complete-the-cycle and performance

We are dedicated to our clients' success. Our goal is to assist with increasing productivity through enhanced system, software and material performance. Site preparation, system set-up/balance and user training are covered in complete detail - in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 


Large Format, Fused Filament Fabrication

BigRep 3D printers were created for a range of applications: from industrial rapid prototyping to ready-to-go design products. They provide you an affordable and easy-to-use technology for large objects and ideas.

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Scan-based Design Software, 3D Scanners,
Printer Control Software

Geomagic software suite of applications are focused on computer-aided design, with an emphasis on 3D scanning and other non-traditional design methodologies, such as voxel-based modeling with haptic input.

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3D Printers, Advanced Materials, Established Reseller Network, 
Best-in-Class, end-to-end

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services,  including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools.

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Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room.

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Leading Desktop 3DP Performance, Composite Carbon Fiber Material, 
Cloud-based Control Application

Markforged printers embed continuous fiber to create printed composite parts. Resulting printed parts are stronger, stiffer and impact resistant. Recently launched the larger format Mark X and Metal X printers.

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NOVACAD Systems is a Halifax-Dartmouth based Additive Manufacturing (AM) company supporting clients in aerospace, engineering, architecture, and medicine.

Our service-based approach includes in-house production; CAD design, scan360º and simulation modelling (VR), as well as, large-scale (VLSI), full-colour, concept models, functional prototypes and low-to-medium volume manufacturing of end-use parts.


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Our Team:


Michael Fanning

Mike is founder and president of NOVACAD Systems Inc., having started the company in 2009. An early adopter of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing  technology after 25+ years in imaging systems marketing and sales, Mike supports commercial and academic clients throughout the Atlantic Canada region and beyond.

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Gregor Ash

Gregor, has close to 3 decades of experience in executive and project management, marketing and sales, export policy and strategy development. While Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity (NSCAD University), Gregor collaborated with Mike to rapidly prototype a prosthetic leg – a collaboration that continued through a number of ventures focused around innovation and advanced applications of additive manufacturing. He joined NOVACAD as VP Development in 2017.

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