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Free training and seminar on 3D printing technology up close
No longer just an emerging technology for research labs and technology pioneers, 3D printing has crossed the line from gimmick to an incredible number of practical applications. This July, The Barossa Council is bringing 3D printing into the real world to show local businesses and the community what can already be achieved with 3D printing and start a conversation around its place in the future of local businesses and communities.

Demystifying the technology and making it available for all to see, a free 3D printing session will be presented by Fab Lab at the Barossa Council on July 10, and 3D printing will be on display every day from June 30 with demonstrations running at various locations in the Barossa.

The initiative is being provided by The Barossa Council as part of the #TechXpress event series workshops and expo, running in support of #SoMeT14AU Social Media Tourism Symposium. The event series is designed to encourage local business to leverage the exposure of #SoMeT14AU by establishing or developing their digital strategy and social media presence.

3D Printing Barossa Council
3D Printing will be on display in July at The Barossa Council

Jake from Fab Lab will be presenting at The Barossa Council Chambers, July 10 at 2pm. On 3D printing and of the presentation, he says, "3D printing is a hot topic in the news and media but the details are seldom covered. During the presentation, we will explain the full spectrum of 3D printing technologies and their respective applications. We will provide an overview of 3D printing technology, a discussion around what it can do for your business, live 3D printing demonstrations and the chance to see machines up close."

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about types of 3D printers from the desktop models through to their industrial and experimental counterparts. The discussion will look at why you might 3D print something, how to go about it and who is doing what with the technology. Jake's advice is, "If you would like to see a plethora of 3D printers in action and how they are being used for real world purposes, this presentation is for you!"

Fab Lab Adelaide is a not-for-profit community workshop in which new products and creative works can be designed and made using digital fabrication equipment including several 3D printers and a laser cutter. The Labsupports South Australian inventors, designers, artists, and other creative and entrepreneurial individuals and businesses through the provision of free and low cost access to equipment and expertise.

For the uninitiated, Fab Lab describe 3D printing as creating objects by 'printing' them one layer at a time from digital designs. 3D printing builds products layer by layer ("additively") rather than cutting out material from a larger block ("subtractive manufacturing"). have an excellent beginners guide to 3D printing, incorporating the history, technology and uses for those who want to find out more.

3D Printing Barossa Council
imagine what 3D printing can do for you and your business

The more you think about it, the more options there are. But where do you start? Get along to The Barossa Council to see 3D printing in action. Hear the experts speak and start on your strategy to enhance your business using 3D printing.

3D Printing Presentation event and registration details here

The full list of Barossa Council events are available here.

3D Printing demonstration schedule available at The Barossa Council website and below:

Nuriootpa Library (June 30 - July 10)
Barossa Visitor Centre (July 11 - 14)
Barossa Regional Gallery (July 15 - 18)
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Why? 3D Printing in the real world
When: July 10, 2014
Where: The Barossa Council
Cost: Free
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