Print your Christmas presents: York library hosts 3D printer day

23 Nov 2014 @ 8.52 pm
| Entertainment

A figure of a man created on a 3D printer. Photograph © Creative Tools on Flickr
Here’s a way to cut the hassle of Christmas shopping – just print out all your presents. Explore Acomb Library is hosting two 3D printing events next month where you can design, print out and take home unique items.

These could be 3D jewellery, ornaments, model trains, toys, utensils and more.

  Explore Acomb Library, Front Street, Acomb

  Sat Dec 6 @ 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm


  Call 01904 552651 to book a place

There are two three hour sessions on Saturday, December 6 where experts will teach 3D design using the latest technology, and each learner will be given the opportunity to print their design to take home with them.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

The technique creates three-dimensional models using design software and a 3D printer.

“These events will allow anyone to come and try this exciting new technology, even if they’ve never seen a 3D printer in action before,” said Fiona Williams, chief executive of Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual.

“We can’t wait to see how people engage with the technology in creative and innovative ways.”