The Rochester Hills Public Library now has a 3-D scanner for its Eureka Lab/Makerspace.
The Makerspace contains a variety of equipment and resources for making unique items.
RHPL cardholders can scan 3-D designs and recreate them on one of two 3-D printers available at the library. The scanner assists in getting a design’s exact measurements that are sent to the printer.
3-D printing is the process of creating a physical object from a digital model. Currently the library owns a LulzBot Taz 6 printer and a LulzBot Mini printer. Both printers can print in a variety of mediums, including wood, polyester, bronze, copper, polycarbonate, nylon and more.
“One purpose of this technology is for patrons to fix objects or recreate objects that are broken or not produced anymore,” said Tierney Czartoski, makerspace specialist for the Rochester Hills Public…