It may sound like science fiction, but it's real! Meet the future at your Library when a 3D printer makes the rounds among Dayton Metro Library locations in February. Visitors will see a 3D printer in action, and learn about the variety of uses it can have. The Dayton Metro Library's 3D printer is on loan from SWON (Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky) Libraries Consortium.
3D printing makes three-dimensional objects with layer upon layer of material, often a version of plastic extrusion, with computer precision. A relatively new technology in the general public, there are already numerous industrial, medical, automotive, military and other practical applications for 3D printing.
"This is an exciting opportunity for children, teens and adults alike to experience a new technology and imagine the possibilities," said Jennifer Spillman, Manager of Adult Services for the Library.
3D Printer Schedule, February 2015
Stop by these libraries anytime during regular operating hours to see the 3D printer in action: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Main Library is open 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Call the Dayton Metro Library at 937-463-BOOK (2665) for more information or to be referred to any branch library location.