THOMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
934 Riverside Drive (Route 12)
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255 | (860) 923-9779
News, Events & Programs | 3D Printing
The Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer was purchased with funds donated by Gladys Tucker.Gladys was a long time resident of Thompson, and still lives locally. She was an educator for 37 years and served on the Library Board for a term. Gladys shares “The library is a wonderful resource that I firmly believe in. Without a library many essential things would not be available to children and adults.” We are so appreciative of Gladys’s very generous support of our Library.
The Friends of the Library support the Lab @ the Library with funds from their NEXT CHAPTER donations – this is how the filament for the 3D printer was purchased. There is no charge for printing, thanks to the Friends’ generosity.
3D Printing is the process for making a physical object from a digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. A design file is sent to the printer where hot plastic is passed through a nozzle and laid down layer by layer via a robotic arm. The plastic cools quickly, so the finished object can be used right away.
How do I find a design?
How do I use the library’s 3D printer?
What else is planned for The Laboratory?
To learn more and use the printer