Library printers explore new dimension

Education: Gig Harbor branch of Pierce County Library to host 3-D demonstrations

of the GatewayMarch 5, 2014 

A row of printers sits in the front of the Pierce County Library’s Gig Harbor branch. But it’s not making typical copies. A pair of plastic owls, a box and Abraham Lincoln’s face are just a few of the things that have been printed there.

The four 3-D printers are a gift from Afina 3-D Printers, SpaceClaim and Friends of the Gig Harbor Library.

The library branch will host events this spring to show the public the opportunities available with 3-D printing.

Demonstrations will be held:

 • 4 p.m. March 5

 • 5 p.m. March 12

 • 6:30 p.m. March 19

 • 6:30 p.m. April 9

 • 2 p.m. April 29

The demonstrations will discuss the different types of 3-D printing, the history of it, and a demonstration of the printers in action.

Beginning in June, the library will offer hands-on classes.

Reporter Karen Miller can be reached at 253-358-4155 or by email at karen.miller@ gateline.com. Follow her on Twitter, @gateway_karen.

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