operating 3D printer

3D Printer Club

One of the most important mandates for public libraries has been to provide equal access to information and knowledge. 3D printing, 3D scanning and other Maker Space technologies have the potential to drastically change the world, yet it is very difficult for most people to gain access to these technologies. Thus we believe there is a good opportunity for our public library to help bridge this divide.

Our printer, MakerBot Replicator 5th ed, can create polymer (bio plastic) objects based on a 3D digital model with a maximum size of 9.9” x 7.8” x 5.9”. In our private one-on-one sessions we explain how to find suitable files for 3D printing on the internet as well as show you how to create you own on TinkerCAD.com. We go over the process for scheduling 3D printer time on the library’s 3D printer, demonstrate the printing process, and give you ideas for what the 3D printer can do for you.

Call Lincoln, at the Reference Desk, for details about a private class: 508-228-1110 ext. 110