Thanks to a grant from the Cognex Corporation we added a 3D printer to our services this past year. 3D printing puts manufacturing into the hands of all. In a year of 3D printing we have completed over 1000 hours of print jobs and used over 900 meters of material – that’s over 3x the length of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2! We’ve accepted 20 print jobs from the community, making everything from a ham radio case to prototype robotics parts.
Of the projects we’ve helped facilitate at the library, Librarian Dave Bartos has been most excited to work with Evan Sepe, a local Boy Scout who has been printing and assembling prosthetic hands for his Eagle Scout project. These hands will be donated to refugee camps through the Enabling the Future network of volunteers.
Want to learn more about personal manufacturing at the library? Check it out at morseinstitute.org/3d and start making things for yourself!
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