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NIST Library's New 3D PrintersThe Library is excited to offer innovative tools to NIST researchers in its new Innovation Corner. 3D printers, a 3D scanner, and more, have been popular. (The NIST Library is not open to the public and these tools are only available to NIST staff.)
3D printing allows people to create objects designed in 3D modeling software. The Library’s printers use plastic filament to build objects layer by layer. Since January, the printers have been heavily used. So far, NIST scientists are creating research apparatus and replacement parts, visualizing data, and creating models.
The NIST Library is pleased with the success of these tools. For more information, click here for a video or here for slides from a presentation about this project.
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