Cranston Public Library Offering 3D Printing Services

Sep 23, 2013

Cranston has become the first public library in the state to offer its patrons the use of a 3D printer.  The printer turns digital images into objects made of plastic. The machine cost about three thousand dollars but will be free to the public to use.

The city of Cranston is the first to offer 3D Printing services at it's public library.

Cranston library director Ed Garcia says training sessions are filling up fast.

"Yeah, you need a little training to use it. It’s not really that difficult once you’ve seen it in operation a couple times it’s not too hard. And I think we’ll have when we have it open to the public to use we’ll have a trained staff person there to assist them," said Garcia.

Cranston library officials say they are committed to exposing people to the latest technology. They’ve been loaning out e-readers for the last year-and-a-half.

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