WAYNESBORO — Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library is offering free classes on how to use their 3D printer, which is available for the public to use. The classes are geared towards teens and adults.
3D printing is an exciting form of technology that is only limited by the size of your imagination. Printing fun figurines, jewelry, or prototypes for engineers and architects can all be done on a 3D printer.
The library’s Makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent, and learn.
Current Equipment in the Library’s Maker Space:
- 3D Printer – Sindoh 3DWOX DP200
- Sewing Machine
- Wooden Blocks
- Drawing Supplies and White Board
- Craft Supplies and Beads for jewelry
- Yarn and knitting Supplies
Future Plans Include:
- More Sewing Machines and sewing classes
- A second 3D Printer
- Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine
- More Legos
- Stem Tackleboxes
- Makey Makey kits
- Laptops and tablets
- Loom (weaving)
- Desktop Computers for video game design classes
- Bloxels Starter kits
- AWE Early Literacy Stations
- Digital Scrapbooking
- Video Game Design Software like Unreal Engine or Blender
- Yarn and wool for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other crafts
- 3D Scanner
- Photo and video editing software
- Graphic Design Software
The equipment can be use for free and create pretty much anything you can imagine. (3D printer has a fee based on weight in grams of the plastic filament used.)
What You’ll Need
Any 3D design or CAD software that allows exporting to STL format is great for designing your own files.
Novices may prefer to download a pre-made file from a 3D printer file repository, which makes printing as easy as picking a project from a catalog.
April 23, 5:30-6:30 PM
June 6, 5:30-6:30 PM
45 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
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Phone: (717) 762-3335
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The mission of the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library is to enrich the lives of the citizens of the greater Waynesboro area by providing free access to materials, information, programs and services through well maintained collections, qualified staff, up-to-date technology and partnerships with other libraries.
Download 3D Printer STL Files
- Thingiverse offer 1,374,500 files available for download.
- PinShape offer over 70,000 files for download.
- Cults3D offer special Easter Files for download.
Design Your Own 3D Printer Stl File
- TinkerCAD provides tutorials and allows you to download your files for printing.
- 123dDesign, maker of AutoCAD, offers a variety of free 3D modeling applications.
- SketchUp is useful for 3D modeling, including prototyping and architectural design.
History of 3D Printing
Believe it or not, 3D printing has been around for 40 years.
- 1980: first patent by japanese Dr Kodama Rapid prototyping
- 1984: Stereolithography by french then abandoned
- 1986: Stereolithography taken up by Charles Hull
- 1987: First SLA-1 machine
- 1988: first SLS machine by DTM Inc then buy by 3D system
- 1990: First EOS Stereos system
- 1992: FDM patent to Stratasys
- 1993: Solidscape was founded
- 1995: Z Corporation obtained an exclusive license from the MIT
- 1999: Engineered organs bring new advances to medicine
- 2000: a 3D printed working kidney is created
- 2000: MCP Technologies (an established vacuum casting OEM) introduced the SLM technology
- 2005: Z Corp. launched Spectrum Z510. It was the first high-definition color 3D Printer on the market.
- 2006: An open source project is initiated (Reprap)
- 2008: The first 3D printed prosthetic leg
- 2009: FDM patents in the public domain
- 2009: Sculpteo is created
- 2010: Urbee is the first 3D printed prototype car presented
- 2011: Cornell University began to build 3D food printer
- 2012: The first prosthetic jaw is printed and implanted
- 2013: “3D printing” in Obama’s State of the Union speech
- 2015: Carbon 3D issues their revolutionary ultra-fast CLIP 3D printing machine
- 2016: Daniel Kelly’s lab announces being able to 3D print bone