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.