Using the 3D printer is something that any Maker Night attendee can do anytime, but Adrian McEwen will be taking it along to FACT to get it in front of more of the public in a collaboration between DoES Liverpool and FACT…

FACT
88 Wood St, Liverpool

16/05/2012 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
26/05/2012 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

DoES Liverpool (Liverpool’s co-working and maker community) and Open CuRate It (a programme currently being produced by FACT) are offering a chance for people to try their hand at printing 3D designs in a series of FREE workshops.

The so-called future of consumer technology, 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. While technology has been available for some years, it is only more recently become affordable for the mainstream.

Soon it will be possible to download a design for the latest Lego set and print it out on your 3D printer. There are many different kinds of 3D printers being used in industry. The one used for these workshops works by melting a cheap plastic filament and depositing it layer by layer to build up a three dimensional shape.

DoES Liverpool and Open Curate It will be hosting two ‘live printing’ sessions at FACT where participants can see a 3D printer in operation and create their own 3D objects.

Anyone is welcome come along and design and submit a design on the spot, or go to  http://www.opencurateit.org/3d-upload/ and follow the instructions to upload a design.

The 3D objects produced will be exhibited around the entrance of FACT until the end of May. Makers can collect their work after the end of May, or donate £3 to cover the cost of the materials and take it home on the day.

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