THE future is here now at two Kingston libraries. 3D printing is accessible to library members at Parkdale Library and Westall Library.
New more affordable technology means plastic can be shaped based on a digital design to create three-dimensional everyday objects.
The 3D printing technology has been available in commercial circles for nearly 30 years but has now made the breakthrough to more widespread use.
“The printers have proved popular with the community and has been used for creative projects, by students preparing school assignments and even homeowners replacing broken items,” Kingston Council community sustainability general manager Mauro Bolin said.
An introductory guide to 3D printing is available at kingston.vic.gov.au/library online.
The service costs $5 for the first hour and $2.50 per hour after the first hour.
Assembled items must not be copyright free.