Community members use 3D printers to make gifts, more

Through this week and next, the Big Rapids Community Library has a three-dimensional (3D) printer on loan from the Mid-Michigan Library League. Community members who have reserved two- or three-hour time slots with the library can freely use the printers to create different items, including Christmas gifts. Tirzah Price, youth services librarian, works at a computer connected to the 3D printer during one appointment on Monday. (Pioneer photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

When the printer begins a projects, it creates a plate on which the item is printed. 

Price checks on the printer as it completes the plate before starting on the customer’s creation. 

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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