SD&G library to unveil 3-D printer

In this Jan. 4, 2016 photo provided by the SD&G County Library, IT intern Courtney Riviere shows off the library's new 3-D printer. The printer will be available for people to use following an open house on Jan. 7, 2016. (SD&G County Library via Newswatch Group)

SD&G – The latest technological advance in printing is being unveiled later this week at the Morrisburg branch of the SD&G County Library.

An Ultimaker 2 three-dimensional printer will be shown off Thursday (Jan. 7) at the MakerSpace Open House from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The printer creates 3-D objects by using coils of plastic and melting them into layers to form objects.

According to the company’s website, the Ultimaker 2 unit starts at roughly $3,499.

“The addition of this 3-D printer to our library’s resources is another way that we are striving to foster innovation and discovery in SDG,” said Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services.

After the open house, the unit will be permanently set up at the Morrisburg branch at 34 Ottawa Street.

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