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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Libraries and 3D Printing

Libraries Are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States

Public libraries are becoming a one-stop shop for manufacturing in the digital age. Because libraries are investing in machines like 3-D printers, someday soon everyone with access to a public library could become an inventor or create something

Justin Lynch | July 27, 2015

In the Chicago area, there’s a nearly exact replica of a 10-year-old boy’s head. It’s not an exact replica because, last year, he had a cranial defect. Doctors needed to perform craniofacial surgery on his skull to protect his brain.
Operating on the brain or skull leaves little room for error. “If something goes wrong I can destroy that person's character ... forever,” said noted neurosurgeon Henry Marsh in the 2009 documentary The English Surgeon.

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<more at; related links: (Libraries Are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States. July 27, 2015) and (The future of manufacturing. Making things in a changing world. March 31, 2015)>

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