3D modeling

Libraries Lead the 3D Printing Revolution

Libraries have the power to impact young people in so many ways. But for Matthew Shields, a nine-year-old in Kansas, a library transformed his way of life. Shields was born with only a thumb on his right hand. Thanks to a family friend and his local library, he now has a 3D-printed prosthetic hand with fingers that curl, grasp, and help him perform everyday tasks.   

Libraries and the Democratization of Manufacturing

Chris Anderson's (Wired Magazine’s editor-in-chief and author of The Long Tail) articles are always worth reading, but his latest: “In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits," is especially interesting in its implications for libraries and librarians.