3D Printing Event: Tour the Semaphore Lab at the University of Toronto

OLA’s Special Library Committee invites you to join us for a tour of Semaphore research cluster at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of information. Semaphore is dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing. This tour will focus on their work with 3D printing addressing the questions which include:

  • What is 3D printing?
  • What can 3D printing accomplish that other methods of production can’t?
  • What are the limits of 3D printing?
  • What might be the future of 3D printing?

The tour will look at the possibilities for 3D printing for medical use as well as prototyping for manufacturing. Specifically addressed will be Semaphore’s work creating 3D prosthetic sockets for children in Africa as well as their use of 3D scanning and printing to create documents for their own exhibitions. Please join us in imagining the possible uses of these technologies in special libraries and information centres.

Tour Host: Isaac Record, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 to approximately 7:15 PM
Location: Robarts Library, 130 St. George St. Toronto, ON (Meet in front of the Fisher Rare Book Library, the southeast corner of Robarts, near the intersection of St. George and Hoskins/Harbord)
Cost:  Free (registration is required, maximum of 20 participants)

Register at the OLA website

For more information please email slc@accessola.com.