Top 5 Videos: Cleveland Public Library Offers 3D Printing Services

Published on July 1, 2023 by Avery S.

Get ready for the top 5 videos of the week that will take you on an exhilarating journey through the world of 3D printing! First up, we have an insightful interview with Kristin Mulherin, President of Women in 3D Printing, as she shares valuable insights on the several initiatives of the company. Then, brace yourself for the remarkable initiative by the Cleveland Public Library, where they’re using their 3D printers to produce face shields for first responders, making a significant impact during these challenging times. Discover the incredible 3D printed accessories that can simplify your farming tasks, and explore the best budget 3D printers of 2023, perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Don’t miss out on these captivating videos that showcase the limitless possibilities of 3D printing! Happy Sunday!

Top 1: Cleveland Public Library’s 3D Printed Services

The Cleveland Public Library is debunking any skepticism surrounding the potential of 3D printing with a variety of 3D printing services. In a remarkable initiative, Tech Central at the library’s Louis Stokes Wing has embarked on a mission to produce 2,000 face shields for first responders in collaboration with the Cleveland Department of Public Safety. These essential supplies will aid the police, firefighters, EMS personnel, as well as EMTs and paramedics at local airports. Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic, CPL’s executive director/CEO, Felton Thomas Jr., emphasized the library’s commitment to supporting those bravely combating the virus. By using their 3D printers and partnering with the city and Lowe’s for materials, the library is making a valuable contribution to the front lines of this crisis.


Top 2: Talk3D Interview with Kristen Mulherin

In our latest #TALK3D, we sat down with Kristin Mulherin, President of Women in 3D Printing, to learn more about the non-profit organization and its several initiatives to promote the presence of women in the industry. Mulherin expresses, “Twenty years ago when I first started in manufacturing, you had to try to conform to be more masculine. Whereas now, you can maintain femininity and be taken seriously in the Industry.” Check out the full interview below to hear more gems of insight on the changing gender dynamics within the industry and the growing role of women in 3D printing.


Top 3 : 3D Printed Accessories for Farm Animals

Incorporating 3D printing technology into your farming endeavors can revolutionize your operations. Whether you have a chicken coop or engage in beekeeping, printing practical tools and accessories can simplify your tasks. Take, for instance, the ingenious ‘Kürnikotvör’—a semi-automatic pedal-controlled chicken coop door that reduces your morning workload. By using screws, plexiglass, and 3D printed components, you can construct this mechanical marvel. From bee feeders for easy feeding to specialized devices like Queen Bee catchers and Asian hornet traps, these creations can streamline your efforts. Check out the video to learn more about how 3D Printed devices make farming more efficient!

Top 4: Testing the Best 3D Printers of 2023 

3D Printing is not just for large corporation industrial use. Anyone can 3D print at an affordable price, from the comfort of their own home! Below is a useful list of the best budget 3d printers on the market for 2023. From the Elegoo Mars Ultra 4K Mono LCD 3D Printer to the Anycubic Vyper and the Prusa MK3S+, you’re bound to find something to meet you’re 3D printing needs. The general range for these cost effective 3D printers can vary anywhere from $100 – $400 depending on region, manufacturer, and quality. Nevertheless, these printers are perfect for beginners and novices wanting to start off their 3D printing experience with a bang!

Top 5: 3D Printed Rocket Car

A 3D printed RC rocket car was 3D Printed using a combination of Traxxas Electronics, mini servos, a Noble NB4 Radio, Estes Rocket Motors and many more parts. Watch the video below to see the advantages and limitations of the 3D printed rocket car, and what kind of preparation it takes to build one of these neat contraptions. Is 3D printing a rocket car on your bucket list? Check it out below by clicking on the link.


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*Cover Photo Credits: Cleveland Public Library

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  1. Anton Lavrisha says:

    If I brought in a broken pad for the bottom of the leg of a folding chair, could the 3-D printer make a replacement?

    Or, my old, small Montgomery Ward chain saw has a broken plastic part – starter rope pulley wheel to which is attached an 8-teeth gear to turn the engine: three teeth have broken off. Can this part be made?

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