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Introduction to 3D Printing

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Slover Library

Design Studio

235 E Plume St

Norfolk, VA 23510

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This seminar provides an introduction to the technologies and processes shaping the 3D printing revolution. Studio staff demonstrate how Slover Library’s two Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers transform virtual models and raw materials into physical objects. Attendees may submit their 3D models for printing at the discretion of studio staff for a small fee.

Techniques

During this seminar, attendees learn how to prepare and troubleshoot their first 3D prints. Topics include where to locate existing 3D models on websites such as Thingiverse, as well as learning basic concepts for creating new 3D models in TinkerCAD.

Tools

Attendees use a 27” Apple iMac computer and a 3D model slicing application called Cura.

Location

Design Studio, suite 305. From the library entrance, take the central elevator bank up to the 3rd floor. Walk to the right across the bridge and through the glass doorway. The Design Studio entrance is to your left.

Prerequisites

Attendees must be familiar with Apple Macintosh computers and posess ability to use a keyboard and mouse.

Ages

We welcome teens and adults.

Registration

Registration is free to all NPL patrons. Space is limited, and all attendees must preregister. Attendees must have a current NPL card in good standing to access the computers and resources in the Slover Studios. Attendees who are not yet NPL patrons may obtain their free card at the Circulation Desk or Concierge Desk on the 1st floor. Visit the NPL website to learn more about library cards and borrowing.



  • Brock Faison

    Brock Faison

    Slover Library

    Library Aide


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