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7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware

7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Why Delaware libraries are catching the technology bug.
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3ders.org - 3D Printing in Libraries Around the World | News & 3D Printing News

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Since late 2011, when the Fayetteville Public Library received widespread media attention for its hackerspace, 3D printers slowly began appearing in libraries around the world, particularly in the United States.


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Could the 3D Printer save the public library service?

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Another take on the introduction of 3D printers in libraries in the United States and the impact of 3D printing on society in general.


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9 Apps To Easily Make 3D Printable Objects

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"One of the problems with 3D printing is getting a hold of things to print. You can of course download pre-made objects from a variety of places like Thingiverse; but if you want something unique and made by you, that’s where things get a little difficult. Here are 9 quick and easy apps for making something a little more unique."

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Solid print- The economist

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Making things with a 3D printer changes the rules of manufacturing.


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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post

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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.
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Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
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As 3-D Printing Becomes More Accessible, Copyright Questions Arise : NPR

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"Many people think 3-D printing could help spark a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S. — even President Obama highlighted this technology in his State of the Union address last week.

 

But as 3-D printers and 3-D scanners get cheaper, this nascent industry could be roiled by battles over intellectual property."

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2012 may be the year of 3D printing...Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing > TEDTalks

"2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create."


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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces

"We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. This is a description of our proposal to create a FabLab in the Fayetteville Free Library and gives a brief introduction to what 3D printing is and how revolutionary it will be for those who are unfamiliar with it."

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