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3D Printing for Social & Environmental Good

The folks at Laneway Learning and Makers Place are collaborating on some guerrilla education this May.

This class will highlight what we are all about - Making for social & environmental good!

When: Wednesday, May 13th 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Cost: $14

Whats it all about: 

As 3D printers become more sophisticated and affordable and a number of patents expire, their potential to assist in response to global development and humanitarian challenges increases dramatically. Already 3D printers have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical supplies and efforts are underway to make it possible to print solar panels, greenhouses, dental implants, and more.

What we will cover:

–      Inspiring case studies and history of the technology

–       Applications and materials

–       Commercial vs consumer technologies

–       What trends that are driving this revolution

–       What is CAD design

–       Functions of a 3D printer

There will be 3D printers  set up for you to see in action and an opportunity to discuss what you would like to make with a 3D printer and Melissa will give you feedback on the feasibility.

Who will be teaching:

Melissa from Three Farm will be introducing us to the world of 3D printing. Three Farm facilitates cultural engagement though the marriage of digital and tradition fabrication as a platform for teaching design.

 

Spaces are limited - For more information  and registration please visit: Laneway Learning