Group to discuss three-dimensional printing

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By Tom Artzberger
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Tom Artzberger A three-dimensional printer to be demonstrated at the September Pagosa Railroad Club meeting.
Photo courtesy Tom Artzberger
A three-dimensional printer to be demonstrated at the September Pagosa Railroad Club meeting.

Three-dimensional printing will be the subject for the September meeting of the Pagosa Railroad Club.

The meeting will be held Monday night, Sept. 15, at the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on South Pagosa Boulevard, next to the hospital. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be done by 8:30 p.m.

Three-dimensional printing is a process for making a three-dimension object from a computer model or other electronic data source. It is primarily an additive process in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. There are several types of printers. The group will be using one that creates the object by a technology called the “fused filament fabrication” method.

During the presentation, the three steps in creating a three-dimensional print will be discussed and demonstrated. It begins with creating the model, getting the model ready for printing and then creating the actual object. The demo will be followed by a question and answer session.

There are many applications for three-dimensional printing in industry and now it is becoming available and affordable for the individual, whether you are into modeling, art or have other interests. Three-dimensional printing might be another tool to add to your arsenal.

All are welcome. For more information, call Tom Artzberger at 731-0936.