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Small business co-founded by Vancouver teen prints its way to success [Video]

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VANCOUVER –A small Vancouver company is bucking the trend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of struggling to survive, 3DQue is thriving, thanks to their unique 3D printing technology.

Co-founder Mateo Pekic, who is only 19 years old, bought his first 3D printer when he was in high school.

“Instantly I was captured by the magic of you have a single box, and that one box can produce any part you want,” he says, recalling that his friends at the time would ask him to print things like Yoda heads.

“Eventually, it started building from me fiddling with my own inventions to me helping my peers print and manufacture their own ideas.”

Pekic had to overcome a common challenge for 3D printing – the process is slow, and requires someone to remove and adjust the object being printed. So the teen developed software to automate the process.

“Now that you’re …

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