Maker Day: Thinking in 3D On March 16 Is Chattanooga’s 1st 3D Printing Event

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
3D printer and printed object
3D printer and printed object

The Chattanooga Public Library in partnership with CO.LAB is presenting Chattanooga’s first 3D printing event, Maker Day: Thinking In 3D, on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth floor of the downtown branch. 

The free event will showcase the art and science of 3D printing, a rapidly-developing technology, from an exciting array of perspectives including education, manufacturing, the visual arts and entrepreneurship.

Maker Day: Thinking in 3D will be an explosion of 3D technologies in action in a fun and educational environment designed to engage all ages and interest levels. The Maker Day program, a first of its kind in Chattanooga, will feature expert demonstrations, information kiosks, Q+A opportunities, displays of high definition 3D prints and models, as well as fun interactive activities with 3D scanners and more.

3D printing is a way to make physical objects on a desktop from a single digital file. Whether it is a prototype of an original design or a protective case for a cell phone, the power of 3D printing and digital DIY is emerging quickly.  

“The Chattanooga Public Library’s mission is to be the community’s catalyst for lifelong learning. Events like Maker Day help us bring the tools and technology that will be at the center of jobs in the not-so-distant future into the public realm right now,” said Chattanooga Public Library Executive Director Corinne Hill. “We look forward to introducing more programs and hands-on opportunities for everyone to explore this exciting technology at the library.”

Parents, students, hobbyists, and business and creative professional are encouraged to attend. A display of Chattanooga’s first 3D model of Downtown will be on view, in cooperation with SimCenter Enterprises, Inc., UTC/SimCenter, and Second Site, LLC. Bring the kids for interactive edu-tainment using Tinker CAD and 3D scanners. Watch 3D video conferencing and much more.

Demonstrations, talks and exhibit booths will be presented by NovaCopy, Engage3D, Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association, Virginia Tech’s DREAMS Lab, UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science, PlayCore, Chatt*Labs and the CHAMakers meetup group.

Maker Day: Thinking in 3D is sponsored by Ultimachine, SimCenter Enterprises, Inc., UTC/SimCenter, Second Site, LLC, CO.LAB and Big River Grille and Brewing Works. More information is available on the CHAMakers website www.chamakers.com

CHAMakers printed object
CHAMakers printed object

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