Plan now to attend Taking Shape: 3D Printing, April 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus in Heritage Hall. See 3D printers in action and learn about the potential of this emerging technology to print a multitude of 3D objects, including such things as art, jewelry, personalized dolls and action figures, mechanical parts, medical devices, implants, and even food.
The 3D printing process places material precisely, layer-by-layer, slowly building up a 3-dimensional object. Materials currently being used include plastic, concrete, metal, wood, food, and human cells. Recent developments in 3D printing technology are taking the world by storm and impacting many segments of society, including the arts, education, medicine, and business. At the same time, the cost of personal use 3D printers has dropped to around $1,000 to $3,000 per unit, placing the purchase of one of these units within reach for small- to mid-sized businesses, individuals, and other organizations.
The potential impact for Crookston and surrounding communities is significant. Individuals interested in learning more about these emerging technologies and seeing them in action are encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but RSVPs are highly encouraged as space is limited.
Parking is available in Lots E and G. No parking permit is required. See the campus map for the location of Heritage Hall and Parking Lot E.