3D Printing at Dalhousie Libraries

"3D Printing"

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is the process of creating physical objects by building layers of quickly-hardening material one on top of the other. This technology has been around since the 1980s, used mostly by engineers and industry designers.

3D Printing at Dalhousie Libraries

Dalhousie Libraries has purchased a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. This printer is based on the technology developed through Adrian Bower’s RepRap project.

The Makerbot Replicator is located in the Help Desk area of the Killam Library Learning Commons. It uses PLA plastic: an organic, eco-friendly, corn-based plastic. The Replicator will be loaded with two colours of PLA plastic. The current colours are posted at the top of this webpage. The cost of printing a 3D model is $1 per hour of printing time.

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