There’s the logistics of the printing(how it’s done and the materials)

Steps of printing an object on a 3d Printer and FAQs

  • the designing of the file (this is where the hardest part lies)
    • A few free tools, like TinkerCad mentioned in the image above. Though, under 14 you need the written, like snail mail written, permission of a parent.
  • the controversies(the aforementioned guns)
    • The Liberator doesn’t violate federal law (the Undetectable Firearms Act) because it doesn’t include the firing pin. Still the courts have put a stop on the release of the blue printer:
  • the uses nationally (medical science applications are huge)
    • Prothetics
    • Brain surgery practice
  • and some of the examples of how it’s used at the library (board game designs!)
    • Board games
    • Baby gate gap
    • replacement gas cap (not designed, found on Thingiverse)

Food For Thought
The library’s 3D Printer has been used to work out the kinks for a patron designing a new board game. Instead of sending the .stl file off to a printing company and having to order dozens (or hundreds), the patron printed the piece on our printer, made the adjustments, and printed the corrections.

Then he was able to send it off to a manufacturer for mass production, secure in the knowledge that everything was going to come out the way he wanted it. And now you can check out a copy of that game:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:739279/one

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