A new era of technology has begun at Glens Falls’ Crandall Library as the general public is able to design models, then send them for 3-D printing on-site!
The library purchased a CubePro Duo last year using $3,000 worth of grant money, then held classes to teach the public how to use the innovative device, The Post Star reports.
Although library-goers seem to be enthusiastic about the new technology and tend to be interested when it is in use, most have yet to take advantage of the machine themselves. “People are really excited to see it and really excited we have it,” librarian Guinevere Forshey told The Post Star. “But they’re not ready to take the jump yet.”
Those who do want to make use of the 3-D printer can create designs on a library computer using SketchUp, then send the resulting .stl file to the library. After receiving the file, the library’s IT department starts the printing process, ultimately charging 20 cents per gram for the final product.
Interested in trying out the technology for yourself? Project applications can be found on the library’s website.
- The Post Star: Library builds attention, trinkets with 3-D printer