Edinburg Library to Offer 3D Printing

The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library strives to provide the community with the most current technology such as computers, copiers, scanners, laptops, and very soon 3D printing.

The Sekula Memorial Library is happy to announce the February 27 arrival, of a 3D printer that will help entrepreneurs, artists, and hobbyists turn their designs into 3D objects. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and has become quite popular for business and personal use.

To better understand 3D, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Sculpture Professor, Douglas Clark will be available on Sat. Feb. 25, to explain the mold making process used to create beautiful sculptures. This step by step presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in learning how to turn ideas into 3-dimensional objects.

Clark has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Texas-Pan American. He also studied in Mexico at the University of Guadalajara and Mexico City.

The library acquired the printer through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Texas State Library Archives Commission, and the Central Texas Library System.

Library staff will be available to answer questions about the 3D printer and sign up anyone who is interested in using it. The printer will be available for use on Monday, Mar. 6 during regular library hours.

For more information, contact Omero Morales or Eddie Gil at 956-383-6246. The Edinburg library is located at 1906 South Closner Boulevard in Edinburg.

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