A science and engineering library at the University of Nevada has become the first academic library in the nation to offer 3D printing.
The DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library will offer the service along with scanning to all students. The public can use the service as well.
“We’ve brought the technology out of the lab and into access for all students,” Tod Colegrove, director of the DeLaMare library, said. “It’s a first for universities around the country where the machines are typically part of a specialized program or research lab.”
Using specialized software, the machine builds a three-dimensional plastic model from computerized drawings.