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Bringing 3D Printing into the Library – and the Classroom

Monday, April 7, 2014
Richard Ranky
r.ranky [at]
(617) 373-3529

The 3D Printing Studio in Snell Library

Snell’s new 3D Printing Studio is up and running, offering access to a wide range of fabrication and 3D modeling technologies to the whole Northeastern community. Workshops and drop-in sessions are giving those with no experience an opportunity to get started on their own projects.

The library is currently looking to widen the studio’s range of applications by integrating its services into classroom work. By partnering with colleges and departments, the library’s 3D Printing Studio staff can help turn theoretical course material into a hands-on experience; for example, an upcoming collaboration between the 3D Printing Studio and the College of Science will allow students to create 3D models of molecules and proteins.

The 3D Printing Studio has also been offering a variety of workshops during the spring semester. These workshops aim to teach the basics of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and laser-cutting; they will also offer opportunities to learn about and experiment with the specialized uses of these processes. For more information about 3D Printing at Snell Library, or to inquire about integrating 3D printing into your classroom work, r.ranky [at] (subject: 3D%20Printing%20%40%20Snell%20Library) (please contact Rich Ranky), the library’s 3D Printing Specialist.

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