During the COVID-19 pandemic, “makers” have come together to design, 3D print, and distribute medical supplies.
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Do you use an electronic lab notebook (ELN), or are you interested in implementing one for your lab? Join us for an Electronic Lab Notebook Forum on March 11, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater.
Stop by the NIH Library and be inspired by how the NIH community is using 3D-printed lab instrumentation to transform research, and how 3D-printed molecular and anatomical models facilitate hands-on discovery and communication.
Blender is a powerful, open source program that allows a wide range of creative work. This free class will focus on how to use Blender to create 3D models that can be printed on one of the NIH Library’s 3D printers.
The uPrint 3D Printer, made by Stratasys, is the latest addition to the NIH Library’s 3D printer service. The uPrint offers dissolvable model supports that allow for more delicate model printing and a heated print chamber that reduces cracking and curling with ABS models.
NIH Library Technology Hub (or "Tech Hub") is a physical and virtual space designed to facilitate collaboration at NIH, to encourage exploration of research-focused cutting-edge technology, and to inspire innovation in the government.
Through the NIH Library’s Technology Sandbox, a 2014 trial of 3D printers exposed NIH staff to cutting edge technology for work and research. The pilot was so successful that the Library is now permanently offering free 3D printing services.