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Services | January 18, 2018

The future is now!

No longer the stuff of science fiction, 3D printing is being used for more exciting real world applications than ever before. New Scientist magazine even calls 3D printing the start of a second industrial revolution.

There certainly is a lot of hype surrounding 3D printers and now you can see what it is all about. Come into the Queens Square location to see and use our 3D Cubicon printer for free. Check out the way it takes computer models and prints them in three dimensions using PLA. (PLA is a plant based corn product that is biodegradable so the environmental impact is lessened).

You can create your own designs using Tinkercad, a computer-aided design (CAD) program that is easy, intuitive and child friendly too, or you can grab a ready-made file from Thingiverse, a repository of 3D designs that are free to use.

The 3D printer is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must stay with your print job while it is being printed. A USB stick is required for printing. Bring one from home, or purchase one from Member Services for $7. 

Want to learn how to use a 3D printer? Sign up for a free one-hour training session and see how this new technology can unleash your imagination.