About Us

  • We Put the Word "Pro" in Prototyping

    As bona fide experts in additive manufacturing, we can print plastic, plastic-like and metal prototypes for fit, form, and functional testing using the latest 3D printing technologies. However, our expertise lies beyond setting up and printing your file; we'll find the optimal build orientation of your model to yield the maximum dimensional accuracy, eliminate material redundancies, and recommend any surface finishing or secondary operations so that your part looks and feels the way you envisioned it.

  • Support..with a Human Touch

    Axis Prototypes is not a faceless DIY platform or 3D printing hub that'll leave you waiting for support when you need it. While we're big proponents of automation and self-service, nothing can replace the efficiency and efficacy of getting answers from a live representative concerning your project's needs.

  • With Quick Prints come Fast Delivery

    ETA for polymer-based 3D prints destined for Canada or the US is between 1 and 5 business days upon receiving your digital file. We offer competitive lead times because of our preferential arrangement with couriers, high-speed commercial grade printers and streamlined quotation process. Note: weather conditions, unforeseen file changes, part size, printing volume and any post-processing services may prolong this delivery period.

  • Hard-to-Beat Value

    On a cost-per-cubic-inch basis, our pricing is at par or below what rival 3d printing companies charge, given the same material and AM technology.

3D Printing and Rapid Prototype Experts

More than 20 years of experience makes Axis Prototypes the Canadian pioneer in Rapid Prototyping Services and Additive Manufacturing Technologies. We also have expertise in 3D design, 3D scanning for reverse engineering and part to CAD (Computer Aided Design) comparison. We can also help clients choose from a wide array of 3D printers.

So whether you need help to design, prototype, build, manufacture, or reverse engineer a product, our expert staff can help. We will offer you the very best solutions according to the specifics of your projects.

At Axis, we are conscious of the time constraints that characterize your projects. That is why we pay particular attention to the time in which we deal with your requests, without compromising on the quality and accuracy of our services.

Our Team

Gilles Desharnais


Gilles, with his more than fifteen years’ experience in 3D Printing and advanced materials, provides a strategic perspective on the uses and development of rapid prototyping and 3D printing applications and technologies. Gilles is certified by the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) in Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing, master Level.

Tony Santella

Vice President

Tony has been intrigued for some time by the exciting potential that 3D printing brings to many industries. He brings his 30+ years of experience in corporate management & sales in an effort to help Axis apply the structure & rigor required to deliver the highest quality at competitive prices for customers looking to leverage 3D printing as a competitive advantage.

Thomas Fauquet

General Manager

Thomas has been passionate about additive manufacturing since he discovered the endless possibilities offered by these processes during his Mechanical Engineering studies at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Today he is going beyond the limits of technology to make it as accessible as possible, so as to optimize product development or the production of parts in an ever more competitive environment.

Our partners
and resources

Prodways Genistar 3D Natives Rapid Today Canada Makes Minimagics Software Prototype Today

Our clients

Over the last 5 years, we have worked with Axis on several mandates of varying complexity. As a business, their capability and execution are exemplary. As a partner, they are knowledgeable, supportive and passionate about the projects they take on. We have been excited to grow our relationship with them in the high regards.

Large Food Storage Manufacturer and Distributor

We would like to thank you for your excellent and rapid services.

Designer and manufacturer of safety products

AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

Manufacturer of construction tools

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Parts were delivered on time and in perfect shape.

Important entertainment and lighting control manufacturer

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

Leading Canadian design firm

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

Human lifestyle innovation company