3-D printing classes at Pierce County libraries

From household objects like lamps and shower heads to printable pants and dresses, people can learn how to print those and more during free “Intro to 3-D Printing” classes at public libraries in Bonney Lake and Sumner.

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 11:00am
  • Life

From household objects like lamps and shower heads to printable pants and dresses, people can learn how to print those and more during free “Intro to 3-D Printing” classes at public libraries in Bonney Lake and Sumner.

Classes offered by the Pierce County Library System will cover what 3-D printing is, how it works and how free software tools can empower anyone to design and customize three-dimensional objects.

The class at the Sumner library begins at 10:30 a.m. on July 20. In Bonney Lake, the class will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Aside from an overview to 3-D printing, there will be time for hands-on learning, too.

Registration is required and can be done at http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar/.

3-D printing has advanced significantly since it was first developed in 1983. 3-D printing is reshaping manufacturing and unlocking the potential for anyone to create.

It’s increasingly used in manufacturing and even the average consumer can buy a 3-D printer.

Other 3-D classes will be offered at branches of the Pierce County Library System in Lakewood, June 5; Gig Harbor, June 6 and 21; Parkland/Spanaway, June 16; South Hill, June 20; University Place, June 30; Milton/Edgewood, July 8; Summit, July 12; Steilacoom, July 28; Key Center, Aug. 3; Fife, Aug. 8; and Tillicum, Aug. 24.

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