MPL launches curbside 3D printing

Markham Public Library (MPL) provides curbside 3D printing.

The 3D printing service has always been a popular service at MPL, but with the pandemic, customers were not able to access MPL’s Makerspace to 3D print.

Understanding the need from the customers, MPL is introducing a new way to make 3D printing possible again. The curbside 3D printing service makes it simple for customers to print their 3D designs in an easy and safe way.

To use the service, customers are asked to upload their designs on MPL’s website. A staff member will follow up with the customer with a cost estimate and will print the object for the customer. Once the object is printed, staff will send a notification letting the customer know that the object is ready for curbside pickup.

The goal of this service is to spark imagination, and build the digital literacy skills in our community through access to the libraries equipment, one-on-one support, training resources, staff expertise, and instructional content for the community.

Through this service, our community will also have the ability to book time with expert Digital Literacy Specialists, who would work with customers on genuine design consultation, and intensive one-on-one support for users.

This service is not just for those who have the knowledge and skill on how to use a 3D Printer – it’s for anyone interested in using, understanding, and creating with 3D Printers.

For more information, visit markhampubliclibrary.ca/curbside3D.

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