*New classes are being scheduled and information will be posted here when finalized.*
Are you interested in learning about 3D printing? Join us for a basic class that will explain what 3D printing is, the process by which the models are created and prepared for the printer and how you can find models to print yourself.
You will also get to see our Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer in action up close as we use it to create during the class. If you would like a preview of the type of things you can create please have a look at Thingiverse.com.
This program is suitable for all ages. No registration is required.
Which 3D printer does the library use?
The library uses the Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer.
Where do you find 3D models?
Most of the models we use can be found on Thingiverse.com which is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. You can look through the models other people have uploaded and find something you find interesting.
Where can I learn more?
The IRC Library will be hosting classes where we will explain more about 3D printing and how it works and see the 3D printer in action as it creates a model. We will also allow people to submit jobs to us which we will then 3D print for you and allow you to pickup later. In the future we plan on allowing patrons to gain access to the 3D printer to create their own items themselves as well.
The IRC Library's offical 3D printer policy can be found here.
Keep reading below for more information on 3D printing and how it works.